Croydon Built To Compete
WHAT WAS THE SERViCE?
Croydon Built to Compete 2 (BTC2) was designed to help Croydon-based organisations in winning new business within the public and private sector. The overall aim of the initiative was to open supply chains, identify procurement opportunities for SMEs in the Borough of Croydon and to promote supplier diversity and sustainable procurement to professionals in major supply chains.
WHAT DiD UMi DO?
UMi delivered BTC2 and were responsible for all aspects including one-to-one business support from consultants specialising in procurement and supply chain engagement, providing individually tailored advice. As well as the development and delivery of workshops designed to educate and challenge businesses, a programme of Meet the Buyers events was run bringing SMEs face-to-face with key buyers in Croydon and the wider Southeast. Culminating in a full evaluation of project impact against ERDF targets.
WHAT WAS THE RESULT?
Across the whole project, more than 110 companies received 12 hours of support, with 37 jobs created, 70 safeguarded and more than £6.9m in new sales generated.