Local businesses needed for Commonwealth success

LOCAL businesses are being encouraged to get involved with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The games will be the second largest multi-sport event in the world and a vast range of goods and services are needed to support its delivery.

Organisers are already working with dozens of national and multi-national companies but there are many opportunities for Angus business to get involved.

The chair of the Angus Commonwealth Games steering group Councillor Jeanette Gaul urged local businesses to register their interest.

She said:“We’re immensely proud that Angus is going to be a games venue next summer, when the shooting competition at Barry Buddon will draw thousands of people into the area.

“We are working to ensure that visitors enjoy their visit and that we make the most of that opportunity for Angus. 

“However a vast array of business opportunities related to the Games is available now, and we want to make sure that our local companies are aware of them and know how to register their interest.”

Businesses can register at the Glasgow Business Portal www.glasgow.gov.uk/businessportal   where they can select the categories of goods and services appropriate to their business.

They will receive automated email alerts on opportunities which match their preferences.

Local companies can also register with Public Contracts Scotland Quick Quote system to be considered for all low-value contracts not advertised publicly through a formal tender, at www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/login.aspx

Angus Council’s business advice team is happy to offer information and support to any local company interested in finding out more about current tenders and low-value contracts available.

Please contact Roy Johnston at 01356 627040 or by email at johnstonr@angus.gov.uk/