Small businesses meet the buyer

Published Thursday, 12 March 2020

Event postponed. Small, local Bromley businesses looking to grow are invited to a free Meet the Buyer event on Wednesday 18 March 2020

 This event has been postponed

The one day event – an ideal platform for businesses to grow - will be held at The Great Hall, Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, BR1 3UH supported by Bromley Council and partners. The news follows previous occasions where small businesses received advice on how to do business with the council and its contractors.

Smaller businesses are invited to attend and book face-to-face meetings with relevant officers and major businesses and find out first-hand how they can monopolise on this great business opportunity.

Councillor Hannah Gray, Executive Support Assistant to the Executive Councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing said, “We want to support and encourage all businesses in Bromley as they are the backbone of our local Bromley Economy. Small businesses in particular sometimes need a helping hand to grow and this event is designed to encourage that. With experience and expertise in one place, we can offer advice and point them in the right direction”.

Chandra Sharma of Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said “It’s a great opportunity for all Bromley Borough based businesses to find out more and speak directly to some of the buyers as well as the procurement department, so do come along on 18 March. Please register now for free tickets on We are really pleased to be joined by Lord Harris of Peckham and Mike Cherry, FSB National Chairman for the opening address”

On the day, smaller businesses will have the opportunity to meet buyers and pitch for contracts face-to-face in the 10-minute meeting slots they have pre-booked. They will also have the opportunity to network with other local businesses, developing future relationships and stay ahead of the competition by getting news of upcoming launches and new projects affecting the local community.

Buyers at the event will have the chance to meet a range of local suppliers all in one place and in one day, saving small businesses time and money travelling to meetings, for example. Local businesses also bring the benefit of local knowledge, so it’s the ideal environment for buyers to understand the local area and win future tenders. A seminar on Bromley Council’s procurement processes will also offer an insight.

Lord Harris of Peckham will be the keynote speaker on the day and anyone interested in attending is advised to register in advance, book tickets and appointments at Businesses should also register with to connect with other businesses who will be attending the event.


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