When March 14, 2024 at 3:30pm 2 hrs 30 mins
Where The VIEW - Watford Football Club Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford WD18 0ER, United Kingdom
Contact Branduin Business Support

This Meet the Buyer event will build on the success of the previous Meet the Buyer event held on 28 Sep 2023 at Watford FC. We are working closely with key stakeholders to invite a new selection of local Anchor Institutions (large buyers) - names and business sectors will be announced in the New Year.

Event Overview


Watford Borough Council have commissioned Branduin Business Support to deliver a fully-funded Fit To Bid® supply-chain business engagement, skills training, and mentoring support package for SMEs based in the Borough.

The objective of this supplier development programme is to help local businesses enhance their skills and capability to bid for contracts with Council Procurement, Construction & Infrastructure projects, and large Private Sector buyers & suppliers.

The Meet the Buyer event is aimed at all micros, small, and medium size organisations from across the Borough. Whatever the stage of your business and however big your business is, there is something useful to be found at this Meet the Buyer event!


Event Location

Watford Football Club

The VIEW - Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford WD18 0ER


Agenda & Outcomes

This event will give local businesses unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers from Watford Borough Council, Construction projects, and large Private Sector Tier 1&2 buyers.

15:00-15:30 Arrive at reception & check-in

15:30-15:40 Welcome & Introductions

15:40-15:50 Fit To Bid® Programme

15:50-17:00 Panel of Buyers – Council Services and Private Sector

  • What are the opportunities over the next 6-12 months?
  • Who to contact?
  • Where can you find out more?

Q&A to Panel of Buyers

  • Initiatives / support offered for SMEs
  • Budget for procurement activities
  • Submitting Expressions of Interest

17:00-18:00 1-2-1 Networking with Refreshments – Buyers & Suppliers

There will be plenty of time for networking, so bring lots of business cards!



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