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Supply chain opportunities on offer at Stansted Airport

The Car Hire Stansted Airport location are gearing up to have a luxury group of vehicle available for delegates later in the year.

Last week there were more than 120 delegates at Stansted Airport from local and regional businesses, picking up tips about how to do business with companies at the airport.

The seminar was oversubscribed and was sponsored by Stansted Airport and organised by BE Group and Marketing Kinetics. It was the taster ahead of the main annual event, Meet the Buyers, scheduled for October. Delegates were given an outline on how the airport procurement process works advice on how to generate and develop new business ideas and tips on how to access the business support and networking opportunities.

Stansted Airport’s corporate social responsibility manager Marcella M’Rabety, said “Stansted is committed to ensuring that local businesses gain a better understanding of the opportunities that might be available to them, and we’ve been delighted to work in partnership with BE Group and Marketing Kinetics in creating today’s inspirational seminars. The collective purchasing power of the 190 on-airport companies is enormous and by linking with local companies we can maximise the efficiency of our supply chains and ensure we deliver maximum economic benefit for our region. Momentum is also building towards this year’s Meet the Buyers event. Bookings have been fantastic and we have over 100 companies confirmed to participate. There are still spaces available – so there’s plenty of opportunity to get involved.”

Meet the Buyers 2014 will be held at the Inflite Jet Centre, Stansted Airport on October 2. Last year 135 delegates representing 115 local businesses attended and met with local, regional and airport-based organisations. 1,000 sales appointments were pre-arranged between buyers and suppliers across the day generating £1.8million of new business orders.