New schools could benefit local business

The creation of two new schools and community facilities could be a benefit to local businesses.

Delivered through hub East Central Scotland, the Brechin and Forfar Community Campuses will replace existing buildings which are no longer fit for purpose.

Work is due to get underway in 2014 and this major investment in local education facilities is the latest project in a £500million national programme to build sustainable community-based facilities.

Local businesses are being given the opportunity to find out how they can potentially win new business as part of the process. A one-off ‘Meet the Buyer’ event is taking place on Friday, January 24, where business owners can ask further questions about the available supply side opportunities.

The event takes pace at Angus Council, Angus House in Forfar from 9 a.m. and is set to conclude at 12 noon.

Malcolm Macleod, hub East Central Director for Robertson Construction Group, said: “When delivering hub projects we make a point of working with local companies to ensure they are aware of all available contracts.

“We’ll be speaking directly to local businesses, many of which will never have been involved in this kind of work before, and explaining how to become official suppliers.”

A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “We hope that local businesses with an appetite for growth will make the most of this one-off meet the buyer session, which is aimed at helping company’s secure new work.

“These two new facilities will leave a lasting legacy that will allow a transformation in the standard of education and community use.”