Building closer relationships with our Supply Chain

Date: March 8, 2024

More than 80 partners from across our supply chain joined a team from Sweet Projects at Hartham Park in Wiltshire last week, to learn more about our history, culture, behaviours, and future opportunities. 

The Georgian manor house played host to a presentation along with networking opportunities bringing together teams from across the UK.

“We’ve had some great, positive feedback from attendees and a packed-out room for the presentation,” said Mike Ash, Supply Chain Manager, who organised the event. “The presentations and networking opportunities worked well, with many partners able to meet the Sweet Projects team face-to-face.” 

“To have more than 80 people attending our first ever annual supply chain event is great, and is testament to the close working relationships we all have.” 

As well as networking and showcasing services and experience, there were also awards recognising exceptional work. Each quarter, the Sweet Projects team already highlights one of its suppliers, and this time it was the turn of the first annual awards ceremony.

“Four 2023 partner awards were given to Evans Electrical, Solum, Ceil and Toureen, all of whom fully deserved their plaudits,” continued Mike. 

“It’s fantastic to see everyone pulling together on large-scale projects and complex builds, and I’d like to add my personal thanks to everyone involved in the day and across our supply chain for their hard work and dedication.”

Full Sweet Projects Supply Chain Partner Awards 2023: 

  • Overall Health & Safety Award 2023: Defence Projects – Evans Electrical
  • Overall Health & Safety Award 2023: Data Centre Projects – Solum SW
  • Overall Supply Chain Partner Award 2023: Data Centre Projects – Toureen
  • Overall Supply Chain Partner Award 2023: Defence Projects – Ceil Part Systems

Presentations across the day included Chris Nichols, Business Strategy Director, sharing the behaviours of the company and colleagues with partners (‘The Sweet Way’), and a look ahead to the coming years’ of work with a reveal of a future project pipeline.

In addition, two-way interactive discussions included sections on Health & Safety, a current and future projects update, Sweet Projects’ environmental targets, and exploring the new technical strategy, courtesy of HSQE Director Ian Dovey, Pre-Construction Director Mark Musselwhite, Sustainability and Net Zero Lead Tezeta Shimelis and Technical Director Roy Andrade, respectively.

Time was also allocated for supply chain colleagues to meet the Sweet Team and discuss opportunities around such topics, on a 1:1 basis.

We very much appreciate all our partners for their input and engagement on the day,” added Mike, ”And look forward to working with you throughout 2024, and an even bigger supplier day this time next year!”

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