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Highways England announce unmissable opportunity for SMEs in Thames Estuary region

22nd December 2020

Highways England is inviting small and medium sized businesses to be part of the supply chain for the Lower Thames Crossing, one of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects since the M25.

SMEs are asked to add their details to an online directory to be considered as a partner for the project which could create several thousand jobs in the region during the course of construction.

Main contractors will use the SME Directory to easily identify local businesses with the skills and services needed to deliver the project.

Kate Willard OBE, Thames Estuary Envoy said: “As the UK’s biggest growth opportunity, we have the potential to create 1.3million jobs and add value of up to £190bn to the nation’s economy. This will be integral to the region’s and UK’s growth and post-Brexit and post-Covid recovery.

The Lower Thames Crossing is one of the many exciting projects already happening in the region, and I am made up that local trade and businesses in the Thames Estuary are being given the opportunity to work on this monumental project. If you are a small business or tradesperson, get yourself on the SME Directory!”

Businesses interested in being part of the supply chain, whether construction or catering, electricians or plumbers, can add their details to the online SME Directory.