A view from the Dragons...
"The Green Dragons initiative is a welcome breath of fresh air. We hope this will prove to be an accelerator & a tangible source of encouragement for the introduction of new products, processes and innovative ideas that can improve both the sustainability of our supply chains, and the performance of the final construction product. The construction market place is difficult for small businesses and organisations to penetrate - this initiative offers opportunities for the small innovators to meet others further down the supply chain and receive informed and constructive feedback from senior procurement professionals. I am confident it will deliver results for all parties."
Graham Edgell, Group Procurement Director, Morgan Sindall
"Network Rail recognises that it can be difficult for SMEs to penetrate major potential clients with their ideas, and also that some of the most innovative solutions can come from smaller suppliers. Hence there is clear benefit in programmes such as Green Dragons to bridge this gap. As a company, our sustainable procurement programme is developing and we will very much want to benefit from an eco-innovation pipeline in pursuing our objectives in this area."
Stephen Armstrong, Network Rail
"We were delighted to be invited to the recent Green Dragons event. The event provided an excellent opportunity to see the kind of new products entering the marketplace and demonstrated the possibilities available with the right investment. Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions is committed to finding sustainable ways of working, and I believe events like this provide an invaluable stage for the development of new products and best practise."
Mark Greenwood, Senior Category Manager, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions
For more information on Green Dragons, contact Wendy Carwardine on 0207 697 1984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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