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HS2 and your business

Being a good neighbour to communities includes working closely with local businesses based along the line of route of the new railway. We recognise the value they can add, and want to share the opportunities this project could offer.

#OnBoard with local business

During peak construction we will require 30,000 people to design and build the railway at multiple construction sites along the line of route. They will all, at various times, need places to stay, food to eat, and many other services and amenities.

We want to find out more about what the local business community can offer. Your business may be able to provide some of the key services that our contractors and workers will be looking for, and we want to make sure you know about potential opportunities to get involved in the project.

If your business is in and around the line of route, please let our Business Engagement team know a little bit about what you do. Please register by clicking on the link below:

Tell us about your business

We will use this information to keep in contact with you, and will also share the details you give us with our contracting partners, to help them understand what local resources are available.

John Wilson and Alex Mustafa, owners of Bon Bon Cafe
John Wilson and Alex Mustafa of Bon Bon Café, a business local to the HS2 route in Birmingham, are already seeing the project make a positive difference to their business.

We have over 30 years of experience catering for offices across Birmingham. It’s great that the HS2 project is supporting local businesses and we are excited about the opportunities it will bring.

John Wilson, Bon Bon Cafe

Bon Bon Cafe is helping to keep the project moving by providing our enabling works contractors, LM JV (Laing O’Rourke and Murphy Group Joint Venture) with catering for meetings multiple times a week, and also making sure they receive a daily supply of fresh milk.

John and Alex continue to explore ways that their business can get involved, and make the most of the opportunities that other contractors in the area working on HS2 could bring.

Wider suppliers and businesses

As well as working with local business communities, we are creating thousands of contract opportunities across the UK.

Visit our supply chain page to find out more about what we are buying, and more information on specific supply chain opportunities.

Read more about how businesses in every region of the UK are already benefitting from HS2.

What’s happening near you

We recognise, that as well as trying to maximise the benefits the project will bring to our local business community, we may also impact on businesses working in and around the new railway.

We are working hard to minimise these impacts wherever possible.

You can find out more about work happening in your area and how this might impact you by visiting our local area updates.