Kier wants local suppliers for £20m academy

Published:  01 June, 2012

WINSFORD: Kier is seeking subcontractors to build a £20m academy in Winsford. The contractor is holding a ‘Meet-the-Buyer’ event next week organised by Constructionline.

Subcontractors and suppliers will get the chance to meet with Kier staff from its northern office that are on the look out for firms within a 30-mile radius of the Winsford site.

The event will be held at Winsford E-Act Academy on Wednesday 6 June, when Kier is looking to come away with a local supply chain of contractors.

Becci Marshall, sales manager from Constructionline, said: “It can prove difficult for local contractors to have the opportunity to get involved with projects of this size, which is why it is great to see Kier’s Northern office sourcing local construction workers to help them deliver this project.

“Hosting this event is the heart of what we do: we want to help suppliers find and secure work and make it easier for businesses to find reliable and local construction companies.”

The event is free and suppliers do not have to be registered with Constructionline to attend. For more information and to book a place contact

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