The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has reported huge interest by UK businesses in work helping to deliver the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
According to the ODA around 800 company representatives had attended events in Newcastle, Belfast, Melton Mowbray, Bristol and Gatwick.
Over the next three months the Constructing Excellence roadshow – which is also supported by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, the Health and Safety Executive, Construction Skills and the Office of Government Commerce – will visit Scotland, Manchester, Leeds, Wales, Birmingham and London.
ODA chief executive David Higgins said the body wanted “to work with the best in business to deliver the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and a sustainable legacy. This is an unprecedented challenge, particularly given the highly competitive construction market, so we are getting around the country and engaging with businesses of all sizes. The appetite and excitement from companies that want to be part of meeting this challenge is hugely encouraging.”