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Local Subcontractors and Trades Sought for ‘Meet the Buyer Event’ in Swansea


Local SMEs and skilled workers in the construction industry are being offered the chance to meet and pitch their services to one of the region’s fastest growing contractors at an event being held at the Towers Hotel in Jersey Marine, Swansea on November 25th (Wednesday).

Contract Services specialises in large volume maintenance and repair work, retrofitting, as well as undertaking general construction projects, and is a significant partner for a number of local authorities and social landlords in South Wales. In the past 12 months they have secured a significant amount of long term new business – including a six-year £18million contract with Caerphilly County Borough Council to deliver Welsh Housing Quality Standard improvements to council housing stock, and an extension to their £8 million contract with the Grwp Gwalia housing association to provide responsive repairs and maintenance.

The company is interested in talking to individuals and small and medium based businesses in the construction and maintenance sector that can help provide high quality work, including plumbing, electrics, carpentry, plastering, scaffolding, fencing and many more.

Developing apprenticeships is a key strategy of Contract Services representing 13% of the workforce, so representatives from CITB and Cyfle will also be on hand to discuss apprenticeship opportunities at the event, which is being held in conjunction with Business Wales.

Contract Services is Wales’ first private building and maintenance company to adopt the Living Wage and is also an accredited Investors in People company.

Speaking about the event, Benn Gleaves, Commercial Director at Contract Services said:

“This is a great opportunity for the high quality skilled individuals and the wider supply chain that we know operates in the area. We want to work with the best Wales has to offer to supply a great service for our clients on our growing portfolio of long term work, whilst developing the next generation of trade’s people through our apprenticeship programme.”

More information can be found here


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