Meet the Buyer 2022


Date: Thursday 24 November 2022, 10am - 4pm

Location: Hyde Town Hall, Tameside SK14 1AL


Join STAR Procurement at our forthcoming Meet the Buyer event

STAR Procurement is the award-winning Procurement shared service for Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, and Trafford Councils. We value the importance of meeting with suppliers and providers in our local area and would like to extend an invitation to you to come and meet us face-to-face at our Meet the Buyer event.


Tickets are FREE of charge for admission, seminars, and workshops. Get your ticket now before the event is sold out.

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The event gives you unprecedented access and a great opportunity to meet buyers, commissioners, other contractors, and key decision makers. 

Attendance will allow you to:

  • network and build your knowledge in public sector procurement.  
  • learn what opportunities are coming up in our contracts pipeline.
  • attend Masterclasses.
  • introduce yourself and your organisation to key contacts and much more.

Seminars and workshops

We will be hosting seminars and workshops sharing our knowledge and experience of how to bid for tenders and projects and we will offer time for Q&A’s.

The workshops will include a range of topics suitable for those who have never worked with the public sector before all the way through to those who frequently work with us.

There will be hands on support available including how to create your account on our systems, so you have access to bid for our opportunities.

View event details and download Supplier Information Pack

Social value workshops

Unique to this year is the opportunity to attend the workshops on Social Value. This will be an enabler for you to improve your bids for tenders and know the specifics of what is required for each of our Councils, as well as the opportunity for you to share your thoughts and ideas.


STAR’s Meet the Buyer event is aimed at all business sizes, from micro to small and medium, across our four boroughs and the wider Greater Manchester area.

The current stall and seminar hosts list. 


  • STAR Procurement
  • BURN
  • Bloom
  • Constellia
  • CCS
  • Galliford Try
  • Growth Company Business Growth Hub
  • GM Chamber of Commerce
  • GM Good Employment Charter
  • North West Construction Hub
  • Oxygen
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Rochdale Development Agency
  • Rochdale Sustainability Lead
  • Social Value Portal
  • Stockport College
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  • YPO

Seminars and Workshops

  • STAR Procurement
  • Bloom
  • BURN
  • GM Good Employment Charter
  • Northwest Construction Hub
  • Oxygen
  • Social Value Portal
  • GC Business Growth Hub
  • Real Living Wage
  • Rochdale Sustainability Lead

This list is still growing as we have more confirm so check back to keep updated.

View our pipeline of upcoming opportunities.

Book your free ticket now