HS2 opportunities for Scottish businesses

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Date and Time:

07 December 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Location:

Online Webinar


We are pleased to welcome the HS2 team to our upcoming rail cluster online event on Tuesday 7 December at 12 noon. Join us and hear from the HS2 team about how Scottish businesses, like you, can get involved.

HS2 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to better connect UK towns and cities, regenerate communities and make a step change in the Government’s commitment to becoming Carbon Zero. It is already helping to boost the Scottish economy and that trend is expected to continue into the next decade and beyondAlready 2,000 businesses are working on HS2, almost all of them are based in the UK and most are SMEs. But there’s much more to come. Construction of the Birmingham – London phase of the railway is expected to create some 400,000 contract opportunities and businesses in Scotland are well placed to take advantage.

Hosted by the rail cluster project with speakers, Antony Steele, Supply Chain Manager, Robin Lapish, Senior Supply Chain Manager from HS2 Ltd, and Craig Michel, founder & Managing Director, Zappshelter, this is your opportunity to find out how Scottish businesses can get involved and join the HS2 supply chain. Hear from the HS2 supply chain team about how you can take the first step, no matter what the size or sector of business. We will close the event with a Q&A and we would love to hear any pressing questions you have in advance so that we can direct them to our guest speakers. Please email shonaclive@scottishengineering.org.uk with your questions, and we’ll do our best to get them answered during the session.


Our guest speakers –  


Robin Lapish, Senior Supply Chain Manager, HS2 Ltd. Robin is responsible for delivering market and supply chain stakeholder engagement across the HS2 project, with a specific focus on leading supply chain management for the HS2 Rolling Stock and Railway Systems Programmes. He engages with a wide range of stakeholders to communicate HS2 Ltd’s requirements, build relationships and ensure suppliers remain informed, engaged, and ready to compete for contracts. Previously, Robin worked in various supply chain, procurement, and commercial roles at Transport for London and Crossrail. He also spent 3 years as National Co-Chair of G4C (Generation for Change), the young professional network of Constructing Excellence that champions the change agenda in construction.


Antony Steele, Supply Chain Manager, HS2 Ltd. Antony is responsible for leading supply chain management for the HS2 Main Works and Early Works contractors. He engages with a wide range of trade bodies and industry stakeholders to communicate HS2 Ltd requirements, build relationships and ensure suppliers remain informed, engaged, and ready to compete for contracts in addition to liaising with the DfT. Prior to joining HS2, Antony lead the supply chain management teams at Main Works contractors BBV, SCS and Enabling works contractor Csjv. He has previously worked in the Automotive and Materials Handling sectors.


Craig Michel, founder and Managing Director, Zappshelter. Zappshelter is a family-run business based in Perth, Scotland. We supply a wide range of industries with a heavy duty shelter system to create extra storage areas, material bays, and dry workshop space. The ability to make use of new or existing shipping containers, precast concrete blocks, concrete bay walls, or steelwork as a base to mount the structure on means that Zappshelter is a highly flexible yet durable solution to any dry storage and workshop needs. Our Zappshelters are built with quality materials and stringent British structural engineering to ensure they survive the ever-changing British weather patterns


To register for this free session, please follow the link below. We will forward joining details to your preferred email address.


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