HS2: Back on track with SME opportunities


In Summary

4th June 2020 | 11:00 to 12:00

Join FinditinCW’s first FREE webinar with HS2 Ltd and Tier 1 contractor, Balfour Beatty VINCI JV, appointed to build the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route

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HS2 is one of the most challenging and exciting infrastructure projects in Europe with a vision to build more than just a railway and create a legacy for the UK for generations to come.

There will be thousands of opportunities within the HS2 supply chain. These will be created across many business sectors, requiring a wide range of capabilities, suitable for suppliers of all sizes and generated over a number of years.

HS2 Ltd will directly procure and manage a relatively small number of high-value major works contracts, to be delivered by Tier One contractors. Those contractors will, in turn, through their own supply chains, procure and manage a high number of lower-value subcontracts, engaging a much larger and more diverse range of smaller suppliers.

Join FinditinCW’s first webinar, where HS2 will explain why it is important that those businesses understand the process and prepare themselves to be ready for when the opportunities materialise.

Hear from Tier 1 contractor, Balfour Beatty VINCI JV appointed to build the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 80km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire.

You will have the opportunity to ask your questions in a live Q&A.

Book your place below and we will email you with instructions on how to join the webinar.


  • 11:00am Welcome and introduction from Craig Humphrey, Managing Director, CWLEP Growth Hub
  • 11.05am Victoria Roberts, Business Engagement Manager at HS2 Ltd
  • 11:15am Matt Flint, Procurement Manager at Balfour Beatty/Vinci JV 
  • 11:30am Business Support with Phil Peak, Operations Director at CWLEP Growth Hub
  • 11:35am Mark Swift, Head of SME Programme, WMG, University of Warwick
  • 11:40am Welcome to FinditinCW with Paul Long
  • 11:45am Question Time
  • 12:00pm Finish

If you have booked to attend this webinar, joining instructions will be emailed to you. However, we will be running the webinar via FinditinCW via your 'Dashboard', so simply register, go to your 'Dashboard' (you will need to log in) and click on the 'Virtual Meeting Room' button under the HS2 webinar. Thank you.


This event is free.


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