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Thanks to our great relationship with WE Connect International we are able to put you in front of fabulous opportunities to work with some of the leading corporations in the world. Please read below for some great opportunities in certain sectors and a very exclusive free event being hosted by Intel. We hope this proves very useful to you.

WEConnect International is a corporate-led non-profit, and their goal is to connect more majority women owned businesses (those that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women) into the corporate supply chain. Their corporate members represent $700 billion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development. More information can be found on their website: http://weconnectinternational.org/en/

1. There is currently limited information regarding the following information, however if you fit the above critieria and would like the opportunity to work on contracts and business opportunities in these industries please contact Maggie Berry from WEConnect International as detailed below;

  • Air conditioning units.
  • Audio visual equipment and maintenance – this includes any AV equipment that would be used in meeting rooms such projectors, screen etc. The requirement is for a firm who can supply and maintain equipment.
  • Car valeting.
  • Car washing supplies.
  • Cartographer – the need is for someone who can create city and country maps for multiple locations in the EU (France, Spain, Germany, Ireland and UK) – they can consider separate cartographers for each country if there is not one firm that can cover the EU. The corporate member needs their own maps and images that can be re-used.
  • Corporate work wear (uniforms).
  • Couriers – this is an on-going requirement.
  • Drains – the requirement is for a firm that can empty and clean drains (via interceptor tanks).
  • Electrical/lighting – there is specific interest in firms who can provide energy saving lighting solutions.
  • Feminine hygiene disposal services.
  • General tradesman – this includes firms who can provides services in any of the following areas: plumbing, carpentry, painting, decorating, roofing.
  • Grounds maintenance.
  • Hand dyers for toilet facilities.
  • Laminated and aluminium tubes provider.
  • Mobile accessories: the requirements is for a firm who can supply and maintain tablets / wifi enabled devices that would be rented out to customers.
  • Office stationary supplies – paper, pens, coffee, teas, white boards etc.
  • Security companies to provide alarms and bollards to secure offices and car parking areas.
  • Transport Including taxis, minibuses. Locations are varied and include London and Aldershot.

 

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2. Are you interested in doing business with Intel and participating in a social media master class?

Then join Intel Supply Connections – Promoting Women at the Heart of Economic Growth on Thursday 12th March 2015 at Bletchley Park.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Intel would like to invite you to their first conference of 2015. The event will include a workshop on social media led by Gail Hanlon, Marketing Specialist at Intel EMEA during which you will discover how to build a social media strategy and how to use social media to achieve the objective of either building your brand or creating sales interest. There will also be a panel discussion session with new suppliers to Intel including Ian Platt, Head of Supply Chain Services at BaxterStorey; Elizabeth Heron, Managing Director of HAMG360; Gill Thorpe, Managing Director of The Sourcing Team and Michelle Palmer, Managing Director of Canary Wharf & City.

Date:     Thursday 12th March

Time:     10.00am to 1.30pm (with an option to take a tour of Bletchley Park at 1.30 – 2.30pm)

Venue: Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes

Cost:      Free

RSVP:    By Thursday 5th March 2015

This event is aimed at majority owned women’s businesses – those that are minimum 51% owned by one or more women – who provide products and services in the following sectors: marketing, HR, recruitment, catering, training, advertising, merchandise, events, corporate services, facilities management, legal and technology. If your business falls into another sector and you are interested in attending, please email Intel via womensupplychain@intel.com.

More information and the registration link can be found here: http://www.weconnecteurope.org/event/intel-supply-connections-bletchley-park

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Maggie is incredibly helpful and passionate about helping business women so we hope this proves a useful connection to our members and if you do take advantage please do share your good news with us either privately for our records or publicly on social media so that we may promote your great news too! Twitter http://twitter.com/BWNcouk and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBusinessWomansNetwork

Maggie Berry

Executive Director for Europe

WEConnect International

Email: mberry@weconnectinternational.org

Twitter: @WEConnectEurope

LinkedIn: WEConnect Europe

Facebook: WEConnect Europe

Website: weconnectinternational.org

 

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