Selkie Project launches new ‘Meet the Expert’ event series

Selkie Project launches new ‘Meet the Expert’ event series

Thursday morning, 20th May marked the launch of the Selkie Project’s Meet the Expert series of events, focused on providing business support for companies looking to diversify into the marine energy sector. These events give companies the opportunity to learn more about key themes from experts in the sector to help in their endeavours to enter and work in this innovative and growing industry. The first session in the series covered Tenders and provided details on the free and secure service for public sector tender opportunities in Wales, provided through the Sell2Wales website. Sell2Wales aims to help public sector buyers to advertise and manage tender opportunities as well as help suppliers find contracts, including those published by publicly funded marine energy projects.

Sell2Wales Portal Manager, Tristian Jones, gave a comprehensive overview of the Sell2Wales website and national procurement portal created by the Welsh Government and discussed how businesses in the marine energy sector can use the service to excel in the sector. Discussing the benefits of registering with Sign On Cymru, how to efficiently and effectively search for contracts and also explaining how to stay notified of key marine energy opportunities, the session was a brilliant opportunity for businesses and supply chain companies to hear first-hand how to get the best out of the service.

Targeted alerts profiles and key project pages allow businesses to search and access relevant opportunities in the marine energy sector with ease and the website includes spotlight pages on key projects such as those from the Swansea Bay city deal, Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE), Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone (PDZ), Marine Energy Test Area and Pembroke Port developments, amongst others.

An interactive live Q&A session at the end of the event, gave the chance for attendees to discuss directly with Tristian about the best ways to use the service and find out how they can receive direct support in the process of applying for tenders. Through online resources, Meet the Buyer events and one-to-one business advisors, Sell2Wales provides a comprehensive service to support businesses through the process and makes searching and bidding for contracts an accessible opportunity for all.

For more information on Sell2Wales, please visit their website here.

To register for our upcoming sessions in the Meet the Expert series, please view our scheduled events and book your place at future sessions here.

For further information on the Selkie project and network, get in touch with sophie@mentermon.com to find out how the Selkie project may be able to support your business in the marine energy industry.