Success Stories: SDP Sparks Business with Perth & Kinross Council for E W Edwardson (Electrical Contractors) Ltd
E W Edwardson (Electrical Contractors) Ltd supplies electrical contracting services, including repairs and maintenance, design, inspection and testing. Long used to supplying to the public sector, the medium sized business has worked with local authorities such as Angus Council, Dundee City Council, Fife Council, and Perth and Kinross Council for some 15 years. However, the company decided to take a proactive step towards refreshing its approach to tendering through the Supplier Development Programme in 2019.
Based in Fife, Keela employs 100 staff and is a leading technical outdoor brand and manufacturer of protective clothing and accessories for blue light emergency services around the world. From first registering with SDP Scotland in 2011, Keela has gone from strength to strength in winning public sector work. Amid supply issues of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with global demand for gloves and masks at unprecedented levels, a deal was agreed to manufacture more PPE for NHS Scotland in May 2020.
Established in 2002, Adamsons Drinks is an independent wholesale distributor of soft drinks, snacks and confectionery and employs 55 people in Central Scotland. With support from Business Gateway Fife’s Expert Help Programme, staff accessed free tender training through the Supplier Development Programme (SDP) in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Adamsons Drinks won its first ever public sector opportunity: a place on a Scotland Excel framework.
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