At the event – the third annual ‘Meet the Contractor’ event hosted by HS2 Ltd – potential suppliers will have the opportunity to learn about the HS2 project and how they can get involved. A total of 1,100 15-minute one-to-one meetings will be available for potential suppliers to discuss upcoming contract opportunities with the companies awarding them.

Kicking off the four-day event will be three days of webinar sessions, including updates on the HS2 programme, presentations by HS2 contractors and webinars showcasing the great work taking place across the project. On the final day, potential contractors will find out how to get involved via 15-minute one-to-one meetings with HS2’s four main works civil contractors and the two stations construction partners.

“This year’s ‘Meet the Contractor’ event at HS2 will be the biggest ever and we would like to see businesses from across the UK register for the opportunity to talk with our contractors,” said Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2 Ltd.

“Experience from previous years shows that this helps put them in the best position to be a part of building Britain’s new high speed railway. HS2 will be one of the cornerstones of the country’s economic recovery as we work through the challenges of Covid-19, creating and sustaining long-term jobs across all sectors.”

Companies interested in a one-to-one meeting with HS2’s awarding companies must register by 23.50 on 4 November at .