Garry Stone, managing director of B2B North, will be sharing top tips and providing a wealth of procurement advice to around 100 businessmen and women at the event at Wilton Centre, Redcar.

The event, organised by the Redcar and Cleveland Enterprise Team, aims to demystify the procurement process by informing businesses of how to successfully bid for, and win, new contracts.

Garry will hold two workshops – one that delivers top tips for tendering, the other will explore ways businesses can join forces to improve their chances of success.

There’s also an opportunity to talk to some of the people responsible for buying services for a wide range of organisations including Redcar and Cleveland Council, Middlesbrough Council, Stockton Council, Darlington Council, Cleveland Fire Brigade, Tees Valley Unlimited, NEPO, NEPIC, Durham Tees Valley Airport and Warm Up North.

In addition to the two workshops Garry, in association with the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), will also be delivering a keynote session “The Social Value Act and Local Procurement”.

The session will focus on how the procurement landscape is changing, and how those changes are expected to bring benefits to local companies and social enterprises.

The event, from 8am to 2pm, on Wednesday, November 5, includes lunch and networking.