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Meet the Buyer Event for Caithness and Sutherland Subcontractors

13th March 2013

Miller Construction is extending an invitation to subcontractors and suppliers based in the Caithness and Sutherland area to a Meet the Buyer event to find out more about future opportunities for local businesses in the area.

As a Tier 1 contractor with hub North Scotland Limited, Miller Construction is preferred bidder on a 50m pipeline of work to be delivered over the next three years in Wick and Tain and is seeking suitable local partners to deliver these projects and others when they arise.

Businesses of all construction disciplines, in Wick, the wider north eastern Highlands and Orkney, are invited to register for the event being held at Mackays Hotel, Union Street, Wick, KW1 5ED on Wednesday, 27 March 2013, for the opportunity to find out more about working with Miller Construction on upcoming and future projects. Interested parties are requested to email mtbwick[AT]miller.co.uk to register their details.

Representatives from Miller Construction will be present on the day to answer project specific questions and advise subcontractors and suppliers on how to become a Miller supply chain member.

Miller has also invited key organisations to participate on the day and will be joined by representatives from hub North Scotland Limited, Highland Opportunity, Business Gateway and Construction Skills. Highland Opportunity will be providing practical information and assistance to local SMEs involved in the Construction industry looking to maximise on the potential opportunities. Business Gateway will be in attendance, offering support and advice, and Construction Skills will be on hand to give employment support and staff training information.

Charlie Dunn, Regional Managing Director, Miller Construction, said: "We are delighted to be holding this event, our second meet the buyer event in the region in a matter of months, which will allow us to engage with local sub-contractors in the Caithness area. Businesses who are interested in working with us on hub North Scotland projects, in Wick, Tain and on future projects in the area, are invited to come along and discuss potential opportunities.

"As part of our commitment to being a responsible contractor, we are looking to engage with local communities and subcontractors wherever possible in order to maximise the local economic benefits generated by our activities.

"We are pleased to be partnering with key Highlands and Islands organisations who will be able to assist local businesses to get involved in these projects."

Angus Macfarlane, Chief Executive, hub North Scotland Limited, said: "These projects for The Highland Council and NHS Highland, currently being brought to reality in the North of Scotland, are hugely exciting and will bring much needed new facilities to complement the current services being provided in their communities.

"In the process of procurement we very much welcome the engagement work that our Tier 1 contractor, Miller Construction, is seeking to bring to the local supply chain and we would encourage all those local businesses with an interest in securing new construction work, to come along to this event."

Marie Mackintosh, Chief Executive, Highland Opportunity said: "Highland Opportunity and the Business Gateway service are delighted to be able to work with Miller Construction. It is vital that we ensure that local businesses have all the assistance they require to take advantage of the contract opportunities on offer in Highland and Moray. Our team of experienced advisers will be on hand to assist with any queries or requests for business information."

The event will enable Miller Construction to identify potential local resources which will in turn deliver economic and sustainable benefits for the local community.

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