Scotland Excel

13 Apr 2018

Meet the Buyer 2018

Scotland Excel is once again a key partner at national SME event


Over 40 public sector bodies from across Scotland and the UK will meet in Edinburgh this summer for the 10th annual Meet the Buyer event hosted by the Supplier Development Programme on the 6th June at Murrayfield Stadium. We are delighted to be event partners alongside the Scottish Government.

26 Scottish Local Authorities, the NHS, DfID and Crown Commercial Services are among the 60+ organisations confirmed to exhibit at the event, which will see over 1,000 Scottish companies descend on Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh for a day of networking and procurement training.

Buyers from Scottish Government, Scotland Excel, Transport Scotland and over 15 private sector buyers with sub-contract opportunities will be in attendance, giving suppliers the opportunity to speak directly to buyers about their procurement processes and contract opportunities.

The event is aimed at SME’s (small to medium sized businesses) and third sector organisations who are interested in supplying to the public sector.

Gillian Cameron of the Supplier Development Programme said: “This event, now recognised as the largest public spend event hosted in Scotland, affording businesses: particularly SMEs a truly unique opportunity to network, connect and hear the latest news on how they can grow their business through public sector tendering and the wider supply chain - all under one roof.”

Julie Welsh, Director of Scotland Excel, added: “We are delighted to be partners in this Meet the Buyer event. It’s a fantastic chance for Scottish companies to speak directly to over 40 public sector organisations, including Scotland Excel, to find out about business opportunities and the tender process.”

In addition to networking opportunities the event will feature presentations and seminars from NHS National Services, APUC, Scotland Excel and Google Digital Garage, as well as practical workshops on how to write a successful tender.

Suppliers can register for the event at: For more information about the Supplier Development Programme visit