Strengthen your supply chains with Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor

28th January 2019

How strong are your supply chains?

Businesses can forge stronger regional supply chains by signing up for a new initiative launched by the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor.

The Tech Corridor Supply Chain network has been devised to help firms in the region source more products and services locally.

It will see a series of small, tailored events held where businesses can explore ways to bring their supply chains closer to home. Buyers will be able to meet with a selection of potential suppliers from across the East.

The first event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at the Barnham Broom Hotel.

Linn Clabburn, Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor programme director

Linn Clabburn, programme director of the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, said: “East Anglia is full of ambitious, high-growth businesses which add great value to the economy. We want to enable them to work closely together and forge mutually beneficial partnerships.

“The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has emphasised the importance of doing as much business as possible locally. We hope these events will help companies move up the value chain and meet potential new customers.”

A public-private partnership, the Tech Corridor has been set up to drive and promote meaningful, high-value growth in the area between Cambridge and Norwich. It has the potential to add £2.75bn to the region’s economy by 2031, according to independent research.

The supply chain scheme is supported by the New Anglia Growth Hub, which offers a range of business support and advice services. Growth Hub advisors will be on hand at the events to offer advice on the sort of grants and assistance available for upgrading skills or acquiring new machinery.

Linn added: “The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor is already one of Europe’s most exciting growth stories, home to businesses doing ground-breaking work in fields including food, energy, medicines and mobility. Schemes like this, which connect existing business clusters and help develop new ones, can make it even better.”

To sign up for the Tech Corridor Supply Chain Scheme, or for more details of the initiative, email linn.clabburn@newanglia.co.uk.