Preferred Westside developer, Urban & Civic, will be one of the prominent buyers at Wolverhampton Business Week’s ‘Meet the Buyer Breakfast’ - and there is still time to sign up if you wish to attend. More than 200 businesses will come together in Molineux Football Stadium’s WV1 Suite on Wednesday, September 28, between 8am and 10am. It is open to anyone interested in hearing about supplying goods or services in the city and where to find opportunities.

Delegates will get the chance to talk to Urban & Civic, who are set to deliver a £55 million leisure-led mixed use scheme in the heart of the city.

Representatives from University of Wolverhampton, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Hospital Trust, City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Homes, and other private businesses will also be available to answer questions.

City partners are committed to working together to increase support for local businesses and create opportunities for local people.

A key part of this is helping businesses work together to create a supply chain that can bid for public sector contracts and also to find out what opportunities exist across all sectors.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “Partners in the city are working together to give local companies local procurement opportunities across all sectors.

“Together, partners are committed that every pound spent should have a maximum impact on our city, our residents and our businesses. 

“This event sits perfectly with the City of Wolverhampton Charter, which established five core principles - develop and grow a skilled workforce, encourage healthy lifestyles and independence, support more people to be active within their communities, support business to develop and grow, and support the reduction to the carbon footprint and eliminate unnecessary waste - to underpin the commissioning and procurement activities of key partners in the city.

“I am sure suppliers of all shapes and sizes will benefit from meeting some of the biggest buyers in Wolverhampton.”