Here at RLK Partnerships we like doing things differently. As part of the Merseyside Business Support Programme work we’re doing for Liverpool Vision rather than the usual Meet the Buyer events we held a ‘Meet the Suppliers’ event on Monday 24th March. This was made possible by joint funding from the Confederation of Social Entrepreneurs (CoSE) and attendance by several local public bodies and Housing Associations.

The aim of the event was to focus on the added social value that smaller local suppliers bring and to give the suppliers a chance to showcase their wider benefits. We worked with 18 businesses to prepare presentations to promote their business to over 30 commissioners and procurement representatives, and to talk about their experience of tendering.