Local businesses invited to supply prestigious event

Martin Lawlor, chief executive, Port of Blyth; Coun Val Tyler, Northumberland County Council; Alan Ferguson OBE, Chairman, Fergusons of Blyth.
Martin Lawlor, chief executive, Port of Blyth; Coun Val Tyler, Northumberland County Council; Alan Ferguson OBE, Chairman, Fergusons of Blyth.

Businesses are being reminded they can find out how to be a supplier for one of the biggest events in Northumberland.

The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Blyth 2016 is coming to the town this summer and hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to attend.

Northumberland County Council is holding the Local Suppliers Engagement Event to help businesses find out more about the Regatta and the opportunities to become a supplier.

The range of goods and services required includes: Catering; stages; security services; concessions; fairgrounds; deckchairs; and print.

The suppliers’ event is being held at Blyth Workspace on Tuesday, with information sessions at 7.30am, 11am and 2.30pm.

Coun Val Tyler, cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture at the council, said: “The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Blyth 2016 is a huge event for the county and it brings a fantastic range of opportunities for local businesses.

“It provides a chance to showcase the best of Northumberland to an international audience and for our local suppliers to benefit by providing goods and services.”

The council is holding the local supplier event specifically for local businesses who are interested in providing goods or services for the prestigious Regatta.

The sessions are open to any local business wanting to attend and no booking is required.

For more information about the suppliers day, visit www.tallshipsblyth2016.com/supplier Anyone who is interested in becoming a supplier but is unable to attend the suppliers’ event can register their interest and view opportunities via https://procontract.due-north.com/register