Supply Chain Sustainability School

One way we are supporting local businesses, particularly SMEs, is through our partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Lower Thames Crossing - Working with us - Supply Chain Sustainability School

The Supply Chain School can help upskill your business, putting you in the best position to tender for work on the project – skills that will assist in other areas as well. This will help your business grow and leaves a legacy of a more capable, dynamic and sustainable supply chain. It also helps us keep more of the investment from the project within the local economy.

You can register your business for the school and take modules on topics that will provide a firm basis for working on a major piece of infrastructure. We will also offer workshops, run periodically with a focus on supply chain gaps and areas that may require particular attention.

Register for the Supply Chain Sustainability School and start developing your business’ capabilities at Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Events

We have run several introductory events across the region to introduce local businesses to the school and to learn where support may be most needed. We also run workshops to focus on particular topics that will help SMEs grow the skills we hope to see in the project’s supply chain.

Slides from the October 2019 Essex event and video case studies telling of local businesses’ experiences working with Highways England are available below.

Slide deck – Supply Chain School, Essex, October 2019

The Lower Thames Crossing project has launched a free training programme to upskill local suppliers and SMEs in Kent and Essex to help them win work on this or any other major infrastructure project.

Supply Chain Sustainability School resources

  • Sign up with the School for hundreds of free resources.
  • Once you’re registered, enrol in the Highways England learning pathways to show you’re ready to work on one of our schemes.
  • Come along to virtual and in-person events and workshops to further develop your skills.
Harman’s Facility Management: A Lower Thames Crossing / A14 supply chain case study, working with us
Mick George Limited: A Lower Thames Crossing / A14 supply chain case study, working with us
K2 Recovery: A Lower Thames Crossing / A14 supply chain case study, working with us
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