The London 2012 Games presents a unique opportunity for businesses in Essex. Not only will numbers of visitors to the county be high, but with two separate events being held locally there is significant potential for increased trade in a range of industries.
The Hadleigh Farm and Lee Valley White Water venues will offer businesses the chance to win a variety of contracts before the Games begin and also during the events themselves.
In Essex we’re confident that it will be “business as usual” during the Games, seeing this as a chance for Essex based businesses to make the most of the county’s heightened exposure before, during and after The Games.
Government Departments and Olympic delivery partners including LOCOG, ODA and the GLA have been working closely to produce guidance for businesses highlighting the key impacts that the Games could have on the running of business and offering some basic advice on how to manage those impacts. The guidance addresses impacts in areas such as staffing, internet and home working, telecoms, energy and water supplies and security as well as key messages on travel disruption.
Guidance has been published on the LOCOG website with advice to businesses on the opportunities and challenges which may arise before, during and after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This guidance will be reviewed periodically until the Games start.
Support is available to help businesses of all sizes prepare for the Games and keep on running effectively during the busy Games time period.
CompeteFor is a free on-line procurement portal that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to the London 2012 Games.
Funded by the regional development agencies, including the East of England Development Agency (EEDA), and Devolved Authorities,CompeteFor brings businesses closer to accessing new opportunities relevant to their sector and has to date, helped businesses in the East of England win over £1bn worth of contracts for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
CompeteFor acts as a brokerage service, matching buyers with potential suppliers. It also facilitates access to focused business support, through the national Business Link network, helping to boost the long–term competitiveness of your business.
This service is delivered through a partnership between public and private sector organisations, working closely with The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and other public sector organisations. Any business can register on CompeteFor. It's easy, free of charge, and only needs to be done once to access thousands of contract opportunities. Visit CompeteFor website>>