HS2 will create 7,000 unique contracts, with SMEs expected to secure over half of the new opportunities. According to Business Matters – the UKs leading SME business magazine.
The government announced it has awarded £6.6bn in contracts for phase one of the railway line, with the first trains expected to run between London and Birmingham in 2026.
“This project is a big milestone for the country that will trigger economic growth and bring thousands opportunities and jobs to the UK,” said a spokeswoman for HS2.
Phase one is expected to support 16,000 jobs over the next six years and will open up 2,000 apprenticeships for young people. Read more here.
The big question is how can SMEs position themselves to benefit from what is arguably one of the biggest infrastructure projects of recent times. We believe SMEs must consider these three points as they develop their strategy to build commercial relationships with main contractors and procurement teams.
- Physical location of offices and staff.
- The importance of aspirational workspace to retain and attract the best staff.
- Flexibility to upscale or resize your physical operations with minimal cost or disruption.
As a leading operator of unbranded Business Centres providing fully serviced offices and meeting rooms in some of the most iconic locations in Birmingham, the West Midlands and Manchester, MSO Workspace is uniquely well placed to help you get HS2Ready.
Call MSO Workspace today on 0845 370 7360 to learn how we can help.