Frameworks: Working with Manchester City Council

Organiser: Emma Looskin, Centre for Construction Innovation
Location: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The North West Construction Knowledge Hub, in conjunction with Manchester City Council and the North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership, present an event specifically for small and medium sized enterprises on how they can respond more effectively to possible public sector cuts and changes in demand to win more work in the built environment.


  • 9.30am-10am – Registration
  • 10am-10.15am – Introduction from Sir Howard Bernstein – chief executive, Manchester City Council
  • 10.15am-10.45am – Why companies need to change to win work – Andrew Thomas, CEO, Centre for Construction Innovation
  • 10.45am-11.15am – Working in a supply chain – John Lorimer, capital programme director, Manchester City Council
  • 11.15am-11.45am – "less carbon, less waste, more jobs" – the benefits of building more sustainably – Tony Baldwinson, programme manager, NW Construction Knowledge Hub
  • 11.45am-12pm – Questions
  • 12pm-1pm – Lunch and business fair – sign up for free business improvement implementation for your company

Registration is limited to two people for each company. A total of 150 companies have already signed up.

There is no charge for this event, but places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis – SME companies will have priority for this event.

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