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HS2 is already providing huge opportunities for people and businesses across London.

Case Studies


We’ve engaged with 1020 businesses of which 669 have delivered work on HS2.

Involving businesses of all sizes *

  • 240 Micro sized businesses, employing
    1-10 employees
  • 203 Small sized businesses, employing
    11-49 employees
  • 190 Medium sized businesses, employing
    51-249 employees
  • 309 Large sized businesses, employing
    250+ employees

* Excludes businesses who have not supplied company size data

Flannery Plant Hire, based in Wembley, is gearing up for the jobs needed to work on HS2

Working across the HS2 Phase One project, Flannery Plant Hire is using the opportunity to tackle the potentially huge skills shortage in plant operatives by setting up a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the industry.

As Co-Chair of the Trailblazer group, Managing Director Patrick Flannery, in collaboration with the Construction Plant Association (CPA) led the formation of the development of the Plant Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

Flannery Plant Hire MD, Patrick Flannery, said:

We have already won work on the HS2 project, and now have 30 Plant Operatives working on the enabling works in locations along the Phase One route. With more work in the pipeline through Main Works contracts, we know more plant operatives will be needed, so we’ve taken the initiative to set up a new Apprenticeship Standard to help plug the skills gap.

CSJV creates 500 jobs and 176 opportunities for unemployed people, local graduates and apprentices

As a result of its contract on Phase One of HS2, CS JV has created 500 jobs, with over 130 of these going to previously unemployed people.

CSJV works in seven London borough which have employment rates below average for central London, ranging between 63% and 76%, or over 98,000 people not in education, employment or training (NEET’s).

Louise Dailly, Head of Legacy at CSJV, said:

Working closely with our supply chain we have identified roles suitable for local people and developed close partnerships with local authorities to ensure that these roles were advertised though all existing networks and local mediums.