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Local businesses invited to find out more about Talgo UK supply chain – Destination Chesterfield

By Brogan O’Callaghan

Local businesses are being invited to take part in an event that will help them understand how to get involved in the Talgo UK supply chain.

The virtual event, focused on supply for train manufacturing and servicing, is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 21 October.

Businesses must submit an expression of interest form by Monday 12 October in order to take part.

Last year Spanish train manufacturer Talgo established its UK Headquarters in Chesterfield and in January they announced plans to develop a training and innovation centre in Barrow Hill. This combined with its investment in a manufacturing plant in Scotland will help ensure the company can access the expertise and knowledge needed to build and export its state-of-the-art trains.

Jon Veitch, Managing Director of Talgo UK, said “I am absolutely thrilled with the interest shown by so many people, businesses and potential long term partners with Talgo establishing here in the UK and especially close to us from the Chesterfield area. I am particularly grateful to colleagues in Chesterfield Borough Council with their continued focussed support and I really looking forward to this next event.”

Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with Talgo UK, its investment in Chesterfield will bring much needed good quality jobs. Talgo’s ambition to work with our local businesses and bring them into their supply chain further shows how this investment will bring long term benefits for lots of local businesses.”

The virtual event will begin with a presentation from Jon Veitch, followed by one to one meetings where selected organisations can speak individually with Talgo UK and find out more about the supply chain and contracts available.

Find out more about the online event and how to register here.

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Please note: Images were taken in January 2020

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