Wirral Construction Forum launched to promote ‘Wirral first’

Published: 16 December 2016

Wirral organisations have joined forces to actively promote Wirral businesses and ensure that local people win Wirral work.

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The new committee, the Wirral Construction Forum, promises to promote ‘Wirral first’ so that local companies benefit from construction activities on the peninsula.

It has been set up by the Wirral Chamber of Commerce, and involves construction company Morgan Sindall, Peel and Wirral Met College. Morgan Sindall are the construction company responsible for building the award-winning Wirral Met College campus on Wirral Waters.

Barry Roberts, area director of Morgan Sindall, will chair the forum which will meet monthly.

Mr Roberts said: “This is not a talking shop. We are going to establish concrete opportunities for local businesses to win work and for individuals to get high quality well-paid jobs in the borough.

“As a Wirralian, I am passionate about the area and take my responsibilities as chair of the Forum seriously. We are very pleased with the start we have made and we are committed to drive the value of projects on the Wirral through the local supply chain. We are determined to put Wirral people and companies first.”

Peel’s director of development at Wirral Waters and Forum member, Richard Mawdsley added: “It’s vital with regeneration projects to ensure spend is retained locally. The establishment of the Forum is long overdue and I’m pleased to be putting the weight of Peel behind it.”

The aims and objectives of the Forum include informing members of the local supply chain of opportunities, like those at Wirral Waters, and ensuring there’s an active network to build contacts and knowledge of opportunities across Wirral and the wider Liverpool City Region.

Image (left to right): Richard Mawdsley of Peel Land and Property; Sara Davies, Wirral Chamber of Commerce and Barry Roberts, Morgan Sindall

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