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Council says it wants to work with more local businesses

Created on 17/08/2018 @ 11:19
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Powys County Council has said it is committed to working with more local businesses in order to keep its spend in the county.

Businesses in Newtown and throughout north Powys are being invited to a “Meet the Buyer” event in the town next month when the council will highlight opportunities for contracts and procurement.

The event on 13 September will give local businesses a chance to learn about the major projects the council is planning and meet different contractors who are already involved with the work.
Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Martin Weale said: “The county council is committed to strengthening the Powys economy by increasing the percentage of its annual spend within Powys. We already spend 27p in every pound in Powys, which is worth £37m every year, but every additional per cent is worth another £1.4m, which is great news particularly for our small and medium-sized enterprises.

“We know that every £1 we spend with local companies generates additional investment and local job opportunities, and helps boost the local economy without increasing the burden on council tax payers – it is about better use of our financial resources.
“Powys County Council aims to increase its local spend over the next three years and is keen to meet local companies, “he added.
The event will be at Newtown Football Club between  10am to 4pm.
Construction Futures Wales along with Business Wales, CITB, Constructionline, Chas and many more will also be at the events to discuss potential support for local companies within the construction industry.
To register for the event click here:

Registration closes at midday on the 3 September, any registrations after this time will not be allocated appointments.

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