Barnsley & Rotherham Construction Forum Hosts Successful ‘Meet the Buyer’ Event

Barnsley & Rotherham Construction Forum hosted an exceptional ‘Meet the Buyer’ event at the Rigby Suite, Barnsley Metrodome on March 27th, 2024. The event provided a unique opportunity for businesses to engage with key players in the construction industry and set a day of collaboration and growth opportunities in the region.

Attendees had the chance to explore various stands representing local businesses and interact with buyers in the construction sector. The event aimed to create meaningful connections and discussions to support the expansion of businesses and promote construction growth in the Barnsley and Rotherham area.

“We are thrilled with the turnout and engagement with our exhibitors at the event,” said Shane Young, Operations Director at Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber. “It is great to see the enthusiasm and eagerness of participants to explore new business opportunities and establish valuable connections within the construction industry here in our region.”

The event’s success was further enhanced by the sponsorship of Henry Boot, a leading name in the construction sector and the recently launched South Yorkshire Apprentice Hub.

“We are proud to have Henry Boot and the South Yorkshire Apprentice hub as our event sponsors,” Shane added. “Their support has been instrumental in making this event a resounding success.”

The event’s keynote speech highlighted the vital role of supporting apprentices and businesses in the region. The South Yorkshire Apprentice Hub assists individuals in finding relevant apprenticeship opportunities and provides guidance to businesses on various aspects of apprenticeship programs, including standards, training providers, funding, and apprentice sourcing.

The ‘Meet the Buyer’ event garnered positive feedback from attendees, who expressed the valuable networking opportunities and informative sessions on offer throughout the event.

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