We want to help locally based Small Medium and Micro Sized Enterprise (SMME) to win more contracts. But they often lack the expertise to navigate convoluted procurement processes on larger contracts. We’re partners in the Building Legacies Project, which has provided business planning advice to more than 800 SMEs over the last couple of years, including helping them overcome barriers to compete for larger opportunities. Led by East London Business Place, the programme also works with developers and contractors in the built environment to promote responsible procurement and help them diversify their supply chains to contract with local SMEs.
For more information see their website https://buildinglegacies.co.uk/.
Case Study: PROMO 2 U…helping businesses make a lasting impression
Waltham Forest based Promo2u provide quality customer service and fast-to-market sustainable solutions for all their clients, regardless of size.
In 2016 Managing Director David Cowell looked at the future growth potential of Promo2u, and realised he needed help to take a more objective view of the business. Bespoke 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring support and a dedicated Business Growth Manager helped David identify Building Legacies as the best fit.
“Building Legacies gives me the confidence to push for growth during uncertain times. Specifically having access to the resources of the Building Legacies team frees up my time to concentrate on planning and most importantly, delivering year on year growth.”
By attending workshops, and a number of successful referrals, Promo2u qualified as a London Living Wage employer and secured significant new sales, including London City Airport and Canary Wharf Group, with whom they recently won a contract to supply biodegradable promotional goods.
Case Study: FLETCHERWILSON…Generating Success Through Customer Focused Film Production
Launched in 2012, FLETCHERWILSON is a film production company located right on the edge of the Olympic Park in Stratford. They specialise in live events and intelligent promotional films for the B2B market.
When joining the Building Legacies programme in 2016 the Directors realised they were spending too much time working in the business rather than on it. This restricted focus on strategic management was limiting their ability to realise their growth potential.
Through bespoke 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring support from Building Legacies, they have stringently focused on key opportunity and challenge areas, whilst attending the business workshops and networking events they needed to maximise their efforts.
By working with Building Legacies, increasing brand recognition and improving their market position, FLETCHERWILSON are now extremely well positioned for future growth. Not only have they increased sales by £250,000, but also opened a new studio and won several prestigious industry awards.
Read the full case studies here - https://buildinglegacies.co.uk/case-studies/