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19th November 2013

NEPO Business Briefing: An information event for business advisers

(Taking place Thursday 28 November 2013 at 8am in Gateshead)

If you provide advice and guidance to businesses and social enterprises - and want to find out more about the public sector opportunities available to your clients – then join us at this FREE breakfast event organised by the North East Procurement Organisation.

 This event will…

  • Highlight the wide range of public sector opportunities available to businesses.
  • Help you to identify which of your clients should consider working with the public sector – and the practical steps they should take to engage with this market.
  • Provide information on the range of support available to your clients as part of the NEPO Business Club programme of free events.
  • Feature discussion on the public sector’s role in promoting economic growth in the North East. 


Arrival for breakfast and networking


Budget Challenges and Update - Diane Nielsen, Deputy Director, NEPO


Local Authority Procurement and the NE economy -Graham Kelly, Market Development Manager, Sunderland City Council


Identifying businesses that are right for public sector tendering – a checklist - Garry Stone, B2B North Ltd


Discussion session: Can local authority expenditure in the North East act as a catalyst for growth for NE based businesses?  - Introduced by Ross Smith, Director of Policy, NECC


How to Register:  To book your free place, please complete the online booking form available at  Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.