People, Places, Business

Andrew Scott Ltd

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.

Council Leader, Ali Thomas with Andrew Scott Ltd

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 Ltd.”

“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 future projects.”