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Merry Christmas from the Supplier Development Programme!

Merry Christmas from SDP!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Supplier Development Programme!

It has been another very busy year for SDP.

From 1 April to mid-December 2021, there have been 1,288 new registrations from Scottish SMEs nationally, including 208 unique SME businesses located in the North of Scotland.

The Supplier Development Programme has also delivered 68 events online, supporting to date:

  • 7,619 online event registrations from suppliers for online events in total
  • 2,361 Scottish SME attendees (356 attendees located in the North of Scotland, including Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils)
  • 2,149 unique Scottish SMEs and supported businesses (332 unique SMEs located in the North of Scotland, including Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils)

Crucially, 90% of these Scottish SMEs (who filled in our feedback forms!) said they were more likely to bid for public sector contracts as a result of the training and support they received from SDP.

Despite the challenges we have all faced this year, SDP remains here as a steady and free source of support for your business in becoming a supplier to the public sector.

The SDP elves are already hard at work compiling a full programme of opportunities for the coming year. If you're a micro, small or medium sized business in Scotland, please ensure that you visit the events section and register FREE for upcoming tender training and engagement events in 2022.

Please note: over the festive period, the SDP Office will be closed from 20 December 2021 until 5 January 2022. Please feel free to email and a member of the team will respond as soon as possible.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at the Supplier Development Programme.

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