Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer 2019

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Venue:Hampden Park
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Wednesday 13 November 2019, 10.00am-4:00pm
Hampden Park, Glasgow

The Supplier Development Programme is proud to announce the date for the 11th annual Meet the Buyer event, which is sponsored by the Scottish Government and Scotland Excel.

Meet the Buyer 2019 will see exhibitors from the public sector, private contractors and business support providers.

As the largest free procurement event in Scotland, the event affords suppliers unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from across the Public and Private sector, with the opportunity to raise your profile as a business and prepare for upcoming contract opportunities. Please download a copy of the official programme.

Non-SME suppliers are also eligible to attend and must register an account with SDP to book a place.


10.30 Welcome to Meet the Buyer

Heather Brannan-McVey, SDP Chair

10.40 Scotland Excel: Delivering Social Value through Procurement

Delivered by Jenny Bowles, Category Manager for Building and Consultancy

11.00 Delivering Benefits for Communities through £700 million Annual Spend: How SMEs can Engage with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Delivered by Gordon Beattie, Head of Procurement, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board

11.20 SDP Workshop: Introduction to Tendering

Delivered by Gill Joy, Intend Business Development Ltd. on behalf of the Supplier Development Programme

12.10 Break

12.50 SDP Workshop: Improving Your Bid Score

Delivered by Owen Paterson, Intend Business Development Ltd. on behalf of the Supplier Development Programme

13.40 Productivity Clubs Programme (SCDI)

Delivered by Ashleigh McCulloch, Productivity Clubs Programme Manager

14:00 Scottish Government Cyber Resilience

Delivered by Paul Chapman - Head of Public Sector Cyber Resilience

14.20 How to do Business with Sellafield Ltd

Delivered by John Berry, Supply Chain Manager

14:40 SELECT: New Fire Detection Regulations and Fire Alarm Systems in Scotland

Delivered by Mark McLaughlin, Technical Adviser

15.00 Close

*Agenda is subject to change

Who's exhibiting?

As well as the Supplier Development Programme itself, confirmed SDP Member Organisations include:

Confirmed Premium Exhibitors include:

Other Confirmed Exhibitors include:

  • APUC Ltd
  • BiP Solutions (Procurex Scotland)
  • Business Loans Scotland
  • Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
  • Central Building Contractors (Glasgow) Ltd
  • CITB: Construction Industry Training Board
  • Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Digital Development Loan
  • ENGIE Regeneration Ltd
  • GAP Group Ltd
  • Glasgow City Region City Deal
  • Hadden Group
  • Just Enterprise/CEIS
  • NHS Scotland
    • NHS National Services Scotland
    • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
    • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    • NHS Lanarkshire
  • Partnership for Procurement
  • Police Scotland
  • Productivity Clubs Programme, hosted by Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI)
  • Scotland Excel
  • Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Scottish Government – Cyber Resilience
  • Scottish Water
  • Sellafield Ltd
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
  • Transport Scotland
  • Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd


Cash Catering Sponsor: A-Plant

Cash Catering is kindly sponsored by A-Plant. Be sure to stop by the A-Plant exhibition to learn more about its offerings as one of the UK's leading plant, tool and equipment hire companies which has more than 190 service centres nationwide.

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