Business Networks

Focusing on procurement and supply chain efficiencies could help your business increase its profits. Yorkshire Forward supports a number of initiatives designed to help the region’s businesses to enter supply chains, offering real commercial opportunities with major organisations like the NHS, and major events such as London 2012. Square 5 Business Networks can also help you team up and win bigger contracts.

Square 5 Business Networks

Square 5 Business Networks brings small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) together, providing access to new commercial opportunities, more customers and bigger contracts. By collaborating for larger contracts as a supplier, you could offer more competitive proposals to buyers under one contract.

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Square 5 also manages the following networks on behalf of Yorkshire Forward:

The Team Humber Marine Alliance

Square 5 supports Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) in helping to develop a successful marine engineering sector in the Humber region. Square 5 sources commercial opportunities suitable for THMA members to compete for and supports them throughout the process. Square 5 encourages collaborative bidding and helps to train THMA members in how to best work as a combined entity. Square 5 also works closely with buyers to determine how SMEs can best support them.

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Yorkshire Gold Business Club

Yorkshire Gold Business Club (YGBC) helps businesses to maximise their potential and compete for cross sector opportunities related to major projects such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Crossrail, and London Heathrow expansion.

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