People, Places, Business

Local Companies Gain Contracts

Local companies gain University Contracts

Vinci Construction in talks with a local business

Port Talbot based DJ Construction have been awarded one of the first contracts for the new Swansea University Science and Innovation Campus on Fabian Way.

Steve Jones, managing director of the company, said: "This is a big boost for us. Being a small local family run business it's a big win for us."

The next Meet the Buyer event is being held on the 16th & 17th July 2013 at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Local businesses are being urged to attend the event to find out more about gaining contract opportunities on the new £200m campus. Businesses may also have the chance to speak directly to the main contractors Vinci and Leadbitter Construction.

Swansea Bay Partnership, Swansea Bay Futures and the Welsh Government are working to assist Swansea University and the contractors with local supply chain development through the construction phase and operation of the new campus.

John Flower, director of environment at Neath Port Talbot Council and spokesman for Swansea Bay Partnership, said: "Although this is a very large scale project, the contractors are committed to getting local companies involved and are willing to break down some of the larger work packages so that smaller businesses in the region can get involved.

"We would therefore, encourage businesses of all sizes to register their interest in working on the development."

Businesses can register to the next Meet the Buyer event through the following link - http://www.swanseabaypartnership.com/en/science-and-innovation-campus.htm