Building and maintenance firm M&Y, part of affordable housing group Regenda, is holding a ‘meet the buyer’ event in Liverpool city region for local contractors. Tony McDonough reports
Contractors and suppliers from across Liverpool city region are being invited to a ‘meet the buyer’ event being held by M&Y Maintenance and Construction.
Taking place from 8am to 10am on Friday, March 25, at the Mercure Haydock Hotel, the event will see M&Y, a division of affordable housing group Regenda, show SMEs how to join and use its procurement tool, a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) via Proactis, to secure future business.
M&Y started off as a small family firm specialising in extensions and hard wood windows more than 40 years ago. In 1985 it secured its first social housing contract. It won an £8m contract with Liverpool-based Regenda in 2007 and was acquired by the group in 2009. M&Y now turns over tens of millions of pounds each year and employs hundreds of people.
Its DPS allows suppliers to join up at any time, becoming ‘pre-approved’ so that they can then easily tender for works and supply opportunities advertised. This allows M&Y to engage with more local sub-contractors and suppliers, whilst supporting local businesses.
At the event suppliers will be able to find out more about the DPS and wider business, with M&Y representatives from their diverse range of workstreams including construction, responsive repairs/maintenance, planned maintenance, external wall insulation, mechanical and electrical, and facilities.
Managing director Gill Kelly said: “M&Y is a thriving construction and maintenance company with a strong pipeline of work, meaning we have a great deal of opportunities to offer local businesses. We want to meet suppliers and sub-contractors that share our values and can help us maximise the benefit to the local community through our work.”
Places for this event are limited and businesses that would like to attend can register by clicking here.