Olympic Games Business Opportunity Extends Beyond London and 2012 says Lloyds TSB

By Lloyds TSB Commercial

With less than a year to go until the first event, companies could be forgiven for thinking that the chance to secure business relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games had passed.

While many large, direct contracts have already been awarded, the official tendering website CompeteFor – www.competefor.com – still has details and contacts to help small businesses tap into a wider pool of contracts further down the supply chain.

Wherever your company is based, you can still get involved as latest figures show that there are many contracts still to be awarded.

If you look at the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) own map of suppliers at the www.london2012.com site you will see businesses across the UK are already involved.

Hopefully many of these relationships will endure way beyond 2012 and form part of a business legacy created by the Games.

At a time when securing new business is a priority for so many small businesses, registering is a simple step in a strategy towards widening your network and getting your name and offering in front of a far larger audience.

One in three companies which has secured a contract is a customer of Lloyds Banking Group and we have tapped into this fantastic pool of experience to help you craft your own bids with the guidance of someone who has been successful.

As an official partner of the London 2012 Games, and with our nationwide network of business relationship managers, Lloyds TSB Commercial can offer our customers support and guidance in competing for London 2012 contracts, and Lloyds Banking Group have made £1 billion available to firms for this purpose.

For instance, you may need finance such as a loan to invest in your business or help to buy additional raw material to increase your product output in advance of a London 2012 related surge in demand.

Whatever guidance you need, we have a range of solutions, from overdrafts to invoice finance, to help you win a contract in advance of 2012.

To find out more visit www.lloydstsb.com/business

Lloyds TSB Commercial is a trading name of Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Lloyds TSB Scotland plc and serves customers with an annual turnover of up to £15M.

Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. All lending is subject to a satisfactory credit assessment.

Factoring, Invoice Discounting, Hire Purchase and Leasing facilities are provided by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance Limited. When using these products and services your agreement will be with a Lloyds Banking Group company whose terms and conditions will apply.

Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance Ltd. Registered office: No. 1, Brookhill Way, Banbury, OX16 3EL, Registered in England and Wales no. 733011.
The Lloyds Banking Group includes Lloyds TSB Bank plc and a number of other companies using brands including Lloyds TSB, Halifax and Bank of Scotland, and their associated companies.

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