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Buy Manor Royal Event Encourages Local Trade
More than forty Manor Royal business representatives attended a recent 'Buy Manor Royal' event, held at the Premier Inn on 16 February, hosted by the BID. Guests heard from a variety of speakers around the theme of encouraging local trade.
Lise Sorensen spoke about local regeneration projects and explained how Crawley Borough Council supports local trade.
The audience also heard from Steven Cresswell, Operations Director of Kier Construction. Now located on Manor Royal, Steve spoke talked about a number of Kier’s current construction projects including several on Manor Royal - Elekta’s Cornerstone Project and the new Acorn Retail Park at Betts Way.
Steve also explained Kier’s approach to sourcing local suppliers, citing their work with Manor Royal firm Builders Beams on the Retail Park project as an example.
Gillian Scarf, of Kier Property (a separate branch of the Kier organisation), talked about the role of Kier as a developer, the kind of developments they are involved in and how they were currently working with Manor Royal based CGG on a new build project in Crompton Way.
The event proved a success, reinforcing the BID’s goal of encouraging more local trade between Manor Royal firms. View the speaker presentations from the event here.