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Meet the buyer hailed a success

A special networking event giving local businesses the chance to understand about opportunities for working with South Holland District Council has been hailed as a success.

Cllr Nick Worth

The first ever 'Meet the Buyer' event took place at the South Holland Centre in Spalding on February 24 and was attended by over 80 people.
Organised by the council's Economic Development Team, the event gave business representatives the opportunity to learn about winning contracts to provide goods and services for the authority, as well as taking part in some valuable b2b networking.
Cllr Nick Worth, South Holland District Council's Portfolio Holder for Business Growth, said: "We've already had a lot of positive feedback from firms who attended and I'm confident that the event has created the potential for future working relationships.
"Our teams were able to find out more about the businesses that are out there which are offering new and exciting ideas, services, and ways of operating, which could help us further enhance our services and become more efficient and effective.

"We are particularly keen to spend as much money as possible within the local economy, and this kind of event helps to dispel some of the myths about it being difficult to sell to the Council."
Several businesses which attended the event said they found it extremely beneficial.
Ark ICT Solutions said: "This was a really great way to meet the right people in one easy setting."
Chatterton's Solicitors said: "We found this event very useful. It gave us a great insight into how the Council works and the processes that are involved. The networking sessions were also very good."
Infotel Solutions said: "This was a well organised event with excellent communication beforehand."

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