UK: HS2 urge firms to sign up for £10bn supply chain conference

House-of-Parliament_PH-for-web_1HS2 is about to meet with hundreds of firms and industry groups to get them geared up to bid for more than £10bn worth of contracts to build Britain’s new north-south high speed rail network, boosting jobs, skills and prosperity across the country.
Almost 500 firms, together employing over 300,000 people across the UK, have so far signed up to attend HS2 Ltd’s two Supply Chain Conferences being held in London and Manchester in October as HS2 moves towards construction, planned to start in 2017.
High Speed Two will be Europe’s biggest construction project, linking eight of Britain’s 10 biggest cities. Once complete, it is estimated HS2 will support in excess of 100,000 jobs nationwide.

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