To help deliver several multi-million pound housing contracts, national housebuilder Keepmoat is set to offer construction sub-contractors and suppliers in Essex, Kent and London long-term development work as it increases its market share in the South East.
The top 10 UK housebuilder invited businesses to meet the Keepmoat Homes team for a breakfast get-together earlier this month with more than 28 businesses attending to discuss future plans and to submit tenders for development work.
The event gave potential contractors information on the upcoming contracts in Kent, Essex and Home Counties with representatives from Keepmoat on hand to offer advice and guidance on how to be accepted onto the preferred supplier list for future developments.
Nigel Chandler, business development director at Coinford Ltd, a groundwork and concrete frame specialist, who attended the event said: “It’s great to see large scale, long-term opportunities in the area, with a new developer. It’s encouraging to see development plans coming to fruition and makes us feel positive about the future of our own business.”
Mike Dempsey, regional managing director for Keepmoat’s Southern Homes division, said: “The aim of this event was to offer local firms the opportunity to network and make new contacts, and find out about upcoming contracts and opportunities and we’ve had a lot of interest in the work we are doing in the area.”
“Our Southern Homes division, based in Luton launched in 2014 and we have expanded quickly from a small business to a disruptive force in the Southern housebuilding industry, employing more than 60 top industry professionals and delivering 230 homes in our second year of operation. We have ambitious growth plans and a strong pipeline with an aim to deliver 700 homes a year by 2020.
“To meet these targets and to assist in the government’s plans to deliver one million homes by 2020, we need to partner with the best suppliers and sub-contractors in the region and we are sure we that, together, we can make a difference to the housebuilding and construction industries.