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An opportunity to do business with Conlon Construction


Conlon Construction has secured the contract to build a new school for children with autism in West Cumbria.

The Cumbria Academy for Autism is due to open in autumn 2019 on the site of the former Westlands Hotel on the outskirts of Workington.

Conlon LogoConstruction is due to start on September 18.

In the meantime, Conlon is seeking suppliers and sub-contractors to work on the project and the Chamber’s Cumbria Business Growth Hub is helping them.

Phil Ashall, Operations Manager for Conlon Construction, said: “We are keen to work with local companies from Cumbria.

“We always aim to procure approximately 75% of our supply chain from within 30 miles of each project and will endeavour to hit this target here. We look forward to a strong response to this call for local suppliers to come forward and work with us.”

If your business is in the construction/civil engineering and/or facilities maintenance sectors, and can provide any of the services below, please register your interest HERE by Monday August 20th.

There are opportunities in:

Earthworks (Bulk)

Civil Engineering


Steelwork Fabricators and Erectors

Windows (Aluminium Framed)

Curtain Walling

Mezzanine Floors (Design and Install)

Roofing (Single Ply)

Guttering & Rainwater Goods

Brickwork & blockwork




Internal Finishes


Doors (Aluminium)



Flooring (Rubber, Plastic, Cork, Lino and Carpet)



Washroom Systems

Building Services Installation

Building Services Maintenance (M&E)

Electricians & Electrical Contractors

Asphalt Surfacing/Tarmac



Eva ForanEva Foran, Supply Chain Manager with Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, said: “Cumbria Business Growth Hub, the business support arm of the Chamber, is working collaboratively with Conlon Construction to support businesses looking to win work from these opportunities.

“Our advisers, including supply chain and sector specialists, can work one-to-one with your business to help overcome barriers to winning work with Conlon Construction and other large organisations.

“For example, we can help you attain accreditations that may be necessary, and to write proposals that meet the procurement criteria.

“We offer training courses that are geared to winning business, including writing winning proposals, writing to sell, winning public sector contracts, and presentation skills.

“And there’s a lot of useful information in the Supply Chain Gateway section of the Cumbria Business Growth Hub website.”

To find out out how we can help you develop your business and win more work, call the Growth Hub on 0844 257 84 50 or email eva@cumbriachamber.co.uk

ERDFThe funding that supports the Growth Hub comes from a range of sources including Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, the European Regional Development Fund, Allerdale Borough Council (Sellafield Ltd’s Allerdale SIIF, distributed by Allerdale Borough Council), Barrow Borough Council (FEDF Coastal Communities Fund Supply Chain Initiative, the Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estates marine assets; it is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government), Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria LEP. The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information, click here.

© Cumbria Chamber of Commerce


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