Stafford Borough businesses heard first hand from HS2 recently on the opportunities the construction of the Stafford section will present to them . View the presentation and information on how to engage.
Over 1,000 businesses local to the new railway are already delivering work on the project, 70% of which are small and medium sized businesses.
HS2 have introduced a new, user-friendly interactive map making it easier and simpler for you to find out what current and upcoming works they are carrying out in Stafford.
Jobs with HS2
HS2 have recently launched their brand-new jobs site to promote the 20,000+ roles that the project will support over the coming years.
The new HS2 Jobs Board offers those looking for work or a change of career, the opportunity to search the very latest vacancies with HS2’s construction partners and station contractors delivering Phase One of the railway – this is first time that all the opportunities to work directly on HS2 will be available to search in one place.
Local service providers
HS2 Ltd and contractors would like to understand what services local businesses in and around the line of route can offer and there is a short registration form where local businesses can register their interest.
Examples of local services required include:
- Transport and Logistics – transport individual and workforce, vehicle management
- Site Services – cleaners, waste disposal, clothing, generators
- Creative Services – video, photography, graphic design, stationary, printing
- Food and Catering - onsite catering vans, drinking waters, vending machines
- Accommodation - B & B, site offices, modular buildings
- Trade and Construction – painters and decorators, electricians, machinery hire
- Employee Services – hair dressers, child care, entertainment, laundry services
Details of opportunities including ITTs issued, contracts awarded and contracts that have been withdrawn can be found here. The Supply chain map shows location of opportunities. Register your interest in supply chain opportunities on the CompeteFor website or alternatively contact one of our Business Engagement Team at email@example.com to discuss your HS2 involvement further.
Contracts awarded include:
- Tree Clearance
- Driver Training
- Steel Structures
- Temporary Hoarding
- CCTV installation
- Secondary Glazing
- Traffic Marshalling
- Temporary Cabins
- Small Plant and Tool Hire
Business and Local Economy Fund
This funding programme is targeted at organisations which have formal objectives that support the development of local business/tourism. Make an application to one of the Funds.
Applications can be for capital or revenue funding from £10,000 up to a maximum of £250,000
Examples of BLEF projects:
- Improved local cycling and pedestrian access to local economic centres
- General promotional activity for local economic benefit
- Employment and job creation schemes
- Projects that aim to increase tourist visits to an area