Meet the Buyer - Five Town Park
Meet the Buyer - Five Town Park
Meet the Buyer - Five Town Park

Meet the Buyer
Five Towns Park, Castleford

GMI held a successful Five Towns Park Meet the Buyer event on Tuesday 5th April 2016. As lead contractor, GMI welcomed over 100 delegates from 63 companies to the event which was held at Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus.

Supported by partners including:

  • Northern Regeneration CIC
  • Castleford Tigers
  • DLA Architects

Delegates were provided with an insight into this new and iconic development, which is due to commence on site in autumn of 2016. Presentations were given that outlined the build programme, supply chain opportunities for local companies and the significant social and economic benefits which will be created in the area from the circa £135 million investment.
From the 63 companies attending:

  • 56 companies were from Yorkshire and Humber region
  • 46 of which were from West Yorkshire
  • 28 companies have a Wakefield district post code
  • 2 were social enterprises
  • 14 companies to date have requested additional information from our support partners, which include Wakefield Apprenticeship Hub, Futureworks Yorkshire, Northern Regeneration CIC and Wakefield College
Meet the Buyer

“This is the first of many engagement sessions with local businesses to showcase the opportunities. Seeing over 60 companies attend the event was fantastic.”
Dave Price, Project Director, GMI Construction Group

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