Wednesday, November 25, 2009

News: Rotherham firms urged to compete for Olympic contracts


The Yorkshire Gold Business Club (YGBC) is hosting a CompeteFor workshop in South Yorkshire following the announcement that £700m worth of contracts are to be released by LOCOG (The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games) between now and 2012.

YGBC is funded by Yorkshire Forward and the workshops will allow YGBC to work with Yorkshire companies and ensure they are making the most of the free service and not missing out on opportunities.

Earlier this month, contracts from eight categories - security, catering, transports, logistics, PR and facilities management were announced at the London 2012 Business Summit organised by the Department for Business, Industry and Skills (BIS).

Jim Farmery, Assistant Director of Business at Yorkshire Forward said: "The 2012 London Olympics will provide a massive boost to the UK economy as a whole, and it is in everyone's interest to ensure that the legacy of the games reaches our region.

"By linking local businesses with contract providers we hope the region will play a significant part in the delivery of the Games and that the contracts won in the area will see business growth and encourage further investment in Yorkshire and the Humber.

"Many businesses from the region have already secured contracts but there are still plenty out there to be won, and the best way to secure an Olympic contract is by registering on the and websites."

The CompeteFor Workshop is taking place at The Circle in Sheffield on December 11.

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