Andrew Scott Ltd Meets With Local Contractors
Construction businesses from Neath Port Talbot
have been given the opportunity to work with a major contractor on
a £3.4m community centre.
At an event hosted by the Authority’s
Businesses Services Team, 21 local contractors, including
carpenters, electricians, tilers and landscapers, were interviewed
by contractors Andrew Scott Ltd to discuss sub-contracting
opportunities during the building of the new Croeserw Community
Centre. The project has been part funded by the European Regional
Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
Neath Port Talbot Council leader Ali Thomas
said “The Authority is committed to supporting local businesses in
the County Borough.
“I am delighted that the Council has been able
to bring these local businesses to the attention of Andrew Scott
“The company recognises that there are highly
skilled contractors in the County Borough and is dedicated to
working with the Authority to provide local people with employment
opportunities, now and in the future.”
Work to develop the new community centre,
which will house a youth and IT training facility as well as a
fully equipped construction skills training workshops, hair and
beauty training facility, a café and a community meeting area, is
underway and is due to be completed by April 2013.
Mark Bowen, Managing Director at Andrew Scott
Ltd said 18 out of the 21 businesses who attended the event at
Blanco’s Hotel were invited to submit tenders for the project.
He said: “We are always looking to strengthen
our supply chain by engaging with local suppliers and contractors
to enable us to invest in local communities in which we work.
“Those who attended the event were asked to
complete a questionnaire which highlighted their skills and these
have been added to our database so that they can be considered for