Great Local Suppliers
When your company chooses to operate in Furness or engage with its existing companies your business will gain access some outstanding locally based supply chain services and capabilities.
FEDF’s work is focused on enabling all companies to identify and access new supply chain relationships which can generate new contracts, profitability,markets, investment opportunities and jobs.
We have vast experience over many years of delivering insightful briefings to enable companies to position themselves to engage intensively with large firms.
FEDF encourages incoming companies to source locally and develop their social impact benefits. It also helps existing companies to identify resources through which they can build their competencies and capabilities to bid for and win contracts locally, throughout the UK or globally.
Our research has pinpointed the needs of locally based companies to be information on forward pipelines of work, key contacts in businesses placing contracts, help with pre-qualification prior to bidding for contracts. Incoming forms often have limited knowledge about locally based capabilities. FEDF therefore helps to fill that gap facilitating access to local firms production, service and innovation capabilities.
FEDF’s assists individual companies to map out bespoke supply chain opportunities. This is perhaps our USP which clearly distinguishes FEDF from other organisations. We deliver high quality assistance to companies operating in diverse sectors. examples include assisting powder coating specialists such as Bartlett Group Ltd of Dalton In Furness to Ashall Projects Ltd, currently delivering one of the largest investments in Barrow town centre since the mid 1990s.
FEDF delivers an overview of supply chain capabilities in companies in Furness, Lancaster and South Cumbria Economic Region, Cumbria’s largest companies and in supply chains supporting defence and offshore energy sectors.
There are 3,070 companies and 3,750 business units based in the Furness peninsula, 15,000 are located around Morecambe Bay.
Click here to find a Furness Supplier Business Directory which is a snapshot of nearly 20% of the plus businesses in Furness. Listed are over 600 locally based large, multinational or small or medium sized companies many of which make up the core of the supply chain capacity and capability in Furness.
Behind this high level quick to digest guide FEDF has access to detailed information on the listed companies capabilities.
Our research team resources enable you to be provided with bespoke profiles or data sets showing companies within all of specific segments of Manufacturing, Energy or Service sectors.
Our Major Projects Briefings are designed to meet the needs of local suppliers and incoming companies to understand the scale and scope of future workstream and contract pipelines. We can make available to all companies quarterly updates of major projects.
Here is a glimpse of the type of information a past Major Projects Briefings can offer to supply chain companies. Current versions are tailored to the needs of each inquiring company.
Major Projects Briefing identify by market segment, the location, size, nature of projects, their timing, duration, likely value where known, contractors or companies and expected number of employees involved.
FEDF can also help your company identify specific supply chain opportunities, information on how to pre-qualify to tender and with whom you might make contact.
Another purpose of this section is to introduce you to 3,070 Great Local Suppliers
Great Local Suppliers is our strapline introduction to business capabilities and achievements which our twitter page promotes to a wider business and supply chain audience.
The How to supply to… section of this website provides you with instant access to how many of the larger companies and organisations manage their supply chains, or wish to see new suppliers register to provide products or services.
FEDF can also help you interpret large company supplier requirements and prepare to get involved in their specific supply chains. We will also refer and introduce you to other organisations to enable you to access their specific services which might strengthen your supply chain role including gaining access to new funding options.
FEDF also helps firms seize supply chain opportunities beyond Cumbria by highlighting emerging contract potential, or scope for collaborative ventures with partner firms or to service larger companies needs locally.
FEDF’s supplier events are open to all businesses, the events are sometimes segment specific.
The Furness Energy Forum is the main way in which we bring companies together to identify supply chain opportunities, interact with tier1 and tier 2 suppliers of larger organisations, share opportunities amongst each other or enable firms to embark on developing new business.
BMT Defence, Orsted, Morgan Sindall, Wates Construction, Centrica Distributed Energy, Spirit Energy, Electricity Northwest, National Grid, BAE SYSTEMS Maritime Submarines, Dreadnought Alliance, James Fisher, Sellafield Ltd, Oil and Gas UK are amongst the many supporters which have delivered advice and information at the Energy Forum Supply Chain Events.
Furness Accommodation Hub is a network that has built up since 2015 to help private sector suppliers come together to share intelligence on emerging accommodation demand and supply. At its Accommodation Hub 2019 event in February the group focused on developing actions to maximise local provision for expected demand in 2019 into 2020 and 2021.
Defence, electronics, systems integration supply chain opportunities are of great importance to Furness companies. With the help of our colleagues in Unite and GMB trade unions we have since 2004 developed a sophisticated insight into emerging requirements which is shared amongst companies to help them develop new supply chain business by capitalising on some of the biggest investments being made in UK.
In March companies came together to share their supply chain needs in relation to transport improvements. Electricity Northwest was introduced to local company capabilities in advance of some of its multimillion pound investments in Cumbria and the northwest.
So if you want to gain a detailed insight into supply chain potential in Furness,Cumbria, Lancaster and South Cumbria Economic Region or further afield, give us a call on 01229 314 039 or 01229 314 100
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