Firms receive advice about HS2 opportunities

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MORE than 150 businesses received advice yesterday about how they could cash in on a project to bring a high speed rail link to Yorkshire.

Representatives from HS2 spoke to an audience of local businesses at The Carriageworks in Leeds about what is expected to be the largest single investment in the UK’s rail network. The seminar, which was hosted by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), provided an opportunity for businesses to question the HS2 team about how to get involved in the supply chain. HS2, which is a company wholly owned by the Department for Transport. will provide high speed rail links between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

HS2 Head of Procurement, Richard Mould, said: “It’s great to see such an enthusiastic response from businesses in Leeds and the wider region. Our message is simple. Get in contact now to register your interest and tell us about what you can do. You don’t have to be on the route to benefit from the literally thousands of business opportunities available in the HS2 supply chain. It’s not just about the big construction firms. Companies of all sizes have a part to play in what will be the largest single investment in rail for a generation. HS2 will bring huge benefits to Yorkshire, creating jobs and redevelopment opportunities and significantly improving journeys to London, Birmingham and the midlands.

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