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HS2 Supplier Readiness Event

• Are you fully aware of the range of supplier opportunities that HS2 will bring?
• Are you new to tendering for supply chain contracts?
• Would you like some guidance to improve your readiness to supply?
 
This event will raise awareness of the supplier opportunites that HS2 will bring (not just civils and rails) and dispel some of the myths to ensure that local businesses, including SME’s, can align and prepare themselves to be part of the supply chain.
In addition, the event will provide an insight into the practical steps a business can take to be ready to tender competitively. A local HS2 Business Engagement Officer will also be in attendance to offer specific advice and individual support.


Guest speakers


Robin Lapish, Supply Chain Manager, HS2 Ltd.



Robin is responsible for delivering market and supply chain stakeholder engagement across the HS2 project, with a specific focus on leading supply chain management for the HS2 Rolling Stock Programme. He engages with a wide range of stakeholders to communicate HS2 Ltd.’s requirements, build relationships and ensure suppliers remain informed, engaged and ready to compete for contracts.


Previously, Robin worked in various supply chain, procurement and commercial roles at Transport for London and Crossrail.  He is also National Co-Chair of G4C (Generation for Change), the young professional network of Constructing Excellence which champions the change agenda in construction.


Robin will provide the audience with an overview of HS2, an update on its procurement programme, will explain what HS2 is looking for from its supply chain and how suppliers of all sizes can get ready to be part of Europe's largest infrastructure project. Robin  will offer a clear view on the wide range of opportunties that HS2 will bring


Eve Lakin, Solicitor, Poole Alcock LLP


Eve Lakin is a Corporate and Commercial Solicitor who has experience both in-house and in private practice. Eve works for Poole Alcock LLP in their Nantwich branch and advises clients on a variety of corporate and commercial matters including business sales and purchases, shareholders’ agreements and terms of business.


Eve has a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching (Higher Education) and spent three years teaching Business, Contract and Company Law at Keele University alongside working in private practice.


At South Cheshire Chamber’s HS2 event Eve will provide an overview of the key challenges facing businesses operating in a supply chain.


Su Turner, Owner and Managing Director, Insight to Impact


Su Turner is the Founder of Insight to Impact Consulting Ltd, and creator of Shaping Governance®, an award- winning strategic development session for school and charity governance


She has over 25 years’ experience in strategic, policy and partnership roles in local government, the NHS and the Charity Sector; and since establishing Insight to Impact she has been successful in bidding for contracts with NHS England, Department for Education and Shell UK.


Su will provide an overview of her personal experience of supply chain tendering, her steep learning curve and her success in this area.


Event details
Date :   Thursday 26th September 2019
Venue:    Crewe Hall Hotel. Weston Road, Crewe, CW1 6UZ


Timings:
8.00am 8.25am  Registration, refreshments and networking
8.30am- 8.35am Welcome and introductions, Paul Colman CE, Chamber of Commerce
8.35am – 9.00am  Guest speaker, Robin Lapish, Supply Chain Manager, HS2 Ltd
9.00am – 9.20 am Guest Speaker, Eve Lakin, Solicitor, Poole Alcock LLP
9.20am – 9.35am Guest Speaker, Su Turner, Insight to Impact
9.35am – 9.55am Panel Q & A session.
Robin Lapish, Supply Chain Manager HS2 Ltd
Eve Lakin, Solicitor, Poole Alcock
Julian Cobley, Economic Development Director, Economic Development  Team, Cheshire East
Hayley Kirkham, Programme Director HS2 Team, Cheshire East
Victoria Roberts, Business Engagement Manager, HS2 Ltd
9.55am – 10.00am Close, Paul Colman CE, Chamber of Commerce
10.00am – 10.30am  Networking


We are grateful to our event sponsors Poole Alcock who have made this event possible.


Poole Alcock LLP has been providing legal services to businesses and private individuals in the North West for over 125 years. Combining traditional values with a cutting-edge approach, the firm is proud to deliver a professional, efficient and friendly service to its clients

Time
Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:00 am - 10:29 am
Location
Crewe Hall Hotel
Weston Road
Crewe
CW1 6UZ
Cheshire
United Kingdom
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Capacity
50
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