The London 2012 authorities today unveiled a new initiative for businesses seeking information about working with the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Game including a free registration service which will allow businesses to register their interest in finding out about new Games opportunities.
Paul Deighton (pictured right), Chief Executive of the London 2012 Organising Committee described the games as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” adding that to make the games successful organisers “will need a huge range of goods and services from businesses of all sizes, right across the UK”
“Through methods such as e-mail alerts, we will maintain ongoing communication with businesses to ensure they can take full advantage of all the opportunities available. I want to see as many businesses as possible benefit from being involved in the Games.”
Those companies who register their interest will receive automatic updates of key announcements, including tender opportunities.
Seeking to reassure business that there are still opportunities to be won David Higgins, Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority said he companies “have not missed the boat when it comes to contracts for 2012” adding that “the vast majority have yet to be tendered as the construction work begins in earnest in 2008.”
According to 2012 there will be opportunities for thousands of companies, either directly or indirectly, to be involved in and benefit from delivering and staging the Games, from one person home-based operations to small-to-medium enterprises and big corporations.