Come and Meet with Buyers looking for new goods and services

The popular Meet the Buyer event is returning for 2018, and businesses need to make sure they pre-book their appointments so that they don’t miss out.

Bringing together buyers from some of the largest public sector organisations from across Rochdale, Stockport, Trafford and Tameside, the event gives companies the opportunity to promote their goods and services to buyers who are actively looking to fill specific contracts, making the event a must for anyone who is looking to grow their business.

By matching the goods and services businesses offer, with the current buying requirements of purchasing teams, through tailored appointments, Meet the Buyer helps makes the ‘pitching’ process more efficient for companies.

To get involved and express an interest in Meet the Buyer businesses need to complete and submit a booking form by 5pm on Thursday 18th October. Forms can be found at the Meet the buyer website.

Organisations taking part will include STAR Procurement, the shared procurement service for Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford Councils, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing, Stockport Homes, Totally Local Company, Hopwood Hall College, UA92 and Crescent Purchasing Consortium. Buyers will be looking for a range of goods and services from asbestos removal, workwear and office supplies/furniture to occupational and speech therapy services, fire and risk assessments and breakfast and after school clubs.

Meet the Buyer 2018 event will be taking place at Rochdale Town Hall on Thursday 22nd November.

Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “Meet the Buyer is an excellent opportunity for local small and medium sized businesses to speak directly with organisations who are actively looking to buy their products or services.

“Over the years it has proven highly successful in connecting companies with organisations looking to fill contracts, helping them secure new business and grow their company for the future. I’d encourage Stockport companies to have a look at the opportunities available and apply for a place at Meet the Buyer 2018.”

Full information about Meet the Buyer, including the full list of goods and services requested by the Purchasing Teams and how you can request appointments is available at the Meet the Buyer website.