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Is your firm fit and ready to supply the biggest tram extension project in the UK?

On Thursday 19 October, West Midlands firms are invited to attend a valuable breakfast workshop and learn how they could tap into a multi-million pound works package and supply opportunities aligned to the expansion of the Midland Metro.

The Midland Metro Alliance (MMA) recently began works to extend Midland Metro, working on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority. The 10-year cross-region programme will need a quality pool of material and component suppliers, support services, civil engineering and specialist subcontractors.

Over a complimentary cooked breakfast, performance-driven suppliers from across the region will get the opportunity to meet with senior procurement, supply chain leads and project decision-makers from the MMA.

Attendees will hear about MMA’s supply chain strategy, learn more about potential business opportunities and the essential advanced construction skills such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) that the Midland Metro Alliance look for in their top suppliers as well as the verifications and approvals required by aspiring lower-tier suppliers and sub-contractors.

Delegates will gain an understanding of the West Midlands “Better Connectivity” masterplan, get a preview of HVM City – a recently-launched contracts / opportunity gateway – and become aware of the Skills Support for the Workforce programme, which is a valuable funding initiative for SMEs to develop the skills needed to grow their business and help improve their work-winning skills.

This free event presents a great opportunity to network with likeminded professionals and will give a smart route and valuable insight into working on this iconic project. The skills development breakfast is a must-attend event for business owners, directors, business improvement and skills development professionals.

Where: Sandwell Council House, Council Chambers, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DB

When: Thursday 19 October 2017, 7am to 9:30am (registration starts from 6:50am)

How: To register to attend, email the event management team on and be sure to mention if you require a one-to-one meeting with the buyers from Midland Metro Alliance.

Free Parking adjacent to the venue up to a maximum 3 hours, sat nav directions B69 3DD.

For any further questions on Midland Metro Alliance projects, please visit or email

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