Meet the Buyers is back!

Opportunity knocks for local businesses as Stansted Meet the Buyers returns


Small businesses across the region will once again have the unique opportunity to become suppliers to companies in and around London Stansted with the welcome return of the airport's Meet the Buyers event.

The event at the Radisson Blu Hotel on November 22 will be the first in-person Meet the Buyers for three years after it was put on hold by the pandemic.

A host of big-name buyers will be looking to connect with small businesses and suppliers from across Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and East London. 

Among the organisations already signed up are MAG, Essex County Council, Aggreko, Strutt & Parker, Levertech, SPIE UK, and Stansted Airport College.

Marcella M’Rabety, Group Head of Education, Skills and Employment at MAG, said:

“Meet the Buyers is so important to the airport and the local business community, and we are delighted to have it back up and running. It is an excellent example of how Stansted can support local companies by providing a platform for them to meet a wide range of businesses and showcase what they have to offer. As an international transport hub, we have a long and proud history of partnering with local businesses to maximise and spread its economic benefits.

“Over the last eight years Meet the Buyers has helped generate more than £20m worth of contracts, and this year's attendees have said they are actively seeking new suppliers for various products and services. There are only a limited number of appointments available, so SMEs looking to win new business and get ahead of their competitors are encouraged to book a place as soon as possible.”

Nicki Clark OBE, UMi Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to be working with London Stansted Airport and partners to give local SMEs the opportunity to connect directly with major buyers. At such a challenging time for businesses of all kinds, it has never been more important to understand the tender opportunities available in your area and what you have to do to win new work.”

Robert Lee from Bishop’s Stortford based Marketing Kinetics, said:

“Meet the Buyers is such an important event in the calendar for local businesses, so I am thrilled it's back. It provides a fantastic opportunity for small businesses to develop their business by pitching directly to a group of major airport suppliers all under one roof."

Visit www.stanstedmtb.co.uk for more information about the event.