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.
Jeni Halliwell runs a childminding business called “Jeni’s Rainbow Cubs” in Arbroath, Angus. Jeni took part in free SDP training on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 to prepare for an upcoming contract opportunity with Angus Council, which kicked off the first time the local authority has engaged with local childminders as sole traders to deliver its upcoming Quality Funded Early Learning and Childcare contract opportunity.
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