Businesses across Worcestershire were offered the opportunity to work on some of the county’s high-profile road infrastructure projects at an exclusive ‘Meet the Buyer’ event with FinditinWorcestershire yesterday (Tuesday 24th April).
The breakfast meeting held at Sixways Stadium gave local businesses the chance to meet appointed contractor Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd about supply chain opportunities available on the much-anticipated final phase of the £60m Carrington Bridge project.
The Abergaveny-based firm has been chosen as project developer by Worcestershire County Council for phase four of its Worcester Southern Link Road programme
One of the aims on the scheme is to see local firms benefit from the work, which will see the main road bridge enroute from West Worcester to the M5 turned into a dual carriageway.
Richard Bruten, Major Projects Director and Richard Tidmarsh, Operations Director outlined their project plans and how they hope to work with Worcestershire businesses.
Richard Bruten, said: "We are delighted to be involved with the event. Thank you to everyone who has attended and met with us. We look forward to inviting you to tender for work on the Worcestershire schemes in the future."
Lorna Jeynes, Project Manager of FinditinWorcestershire, said: “This is an exciting time for the county which will see its key roads producing new connections for major economies and supply chain opportunities for local businesses. Today’s event was a unique chance for local businesses to get on board with some of biggest road construction projects Worcestershire has seen for decades.”
The event attracted 70 delegates and revealed more about what supply chain opportunities will be available in a series of one-to-one meetings with buyers from Griffiths.
About Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
Alun Griffiths has been awarded the fourth and final phase of the A4440 Worcester Southern Link Road contract and will work on other infrastructure works for Worcestershire County Council consisting of transportation, highway improvement and major structure projects.
In addition, the contractor works on Worcestershire County Council’s Infrastructure Engineering Term Contract on its improvement programme in Worcestershire which has covered projects like Hoobrook Link Road and Worcester Six Offsite Highways.
Founded in 1968 and still privately owned, Griffiths is one of the leading civil engineering and construction contractors working in Wales, the English border counties and the West of England.
Its main areas of expertise are highways and bridges, highways maintenance, surfacing, rail, water management and urban regeneration.