Project to help small firms crack big supply chains

23 June 2020

Small businesses looking to become part of supply chains for big corporations are being encouraged to attend a webinar being hosted by Aston University's Business School. 

The event, being held on 25 June, is the launch of the Diverse Supply Chains (DSC) project, joint-funded by the university and the European Regional Development Fund. 

DSC helps diverse SMEs in Greater Birmingham and Solihull access the supply chains of large corporations and organisations.

Alongside webinars and workshops, the project offers bespoke support and match-funding. 

The project is being launched during the Aston University hosted 

During the event, major corporations with upcoming projects in the Midlands will be speaking, including HS2 and Balfour Beatty Vinci, which is constructing the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital, alongside public sector bodies, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership and Birmingham City Council, and academics from Aston University and Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Aston Business School.

Professor Monder Ram (pictured), director at CREME, said: "CREME and Aston Business School are delighted to be delivering this pioneering support programme for small businesses that want to  supply large firms. The programme builds on our extensive research and engagement activities on supply chain diversity.

"Small firms from diverse communities can expect leading-edge expertise from Aston colleagues, and invaluable guidance on large organisations procurement requirements from our excellent partners on the project."

To register for the event, click here

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