Irish companies to meet the UK's High Speed 2 (HS2) supply chain team at Enterprise Ireland conference

4th November, 2016

Enterprise Ireland

On Wednesday 9th November, 2016, Enterprise Ireland will host representatives from High Speed 2 (HS2) at a conference in Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Dublin 15. The HS2 project is the construction of a new high speed rail network between London and the North of the UK which will provide thousands of supply chain opportunities to Irish businesses.

The conference is open to innovative suppliers from a range of industries that can be part of Europe’s biggest mega-project, as well as infrastructure subcontractors who want to hear about the timing of HS2 contract opportunities. There are also opportunities for engineering and manufacturing companies that can diversify their operations and join the HS2 supply chain.

Companies attending the conference will hear about the work packages available and how they can become involved in Europe’s largest transport infrastructure project. During the morning, the supply chain team will outline what they will be buying and how they will procure works, materials and services.

Beth West, HS2 Ltd Commercial Director, said: “To deliver HS2 we will use new ways of working and draw on the expertise and skills from across all industry – not just the rail sector. It will demand that we employ new techniques like off-site manufacturing and make greater use of technology and data. We expect our potential partners to take a collaborative approach, working across contract boundaries to deliver HS2. The Enterprise Ireland event provides an opportunity to meet with many people from across the Irish business community as we prepare to deliver HS2.”

During the afternoon, Enterprise Ireland will host a Building Information Modelling (BIM) knowledge event on “What BIM Level 2 requirements will mean for your organisation”.

Dr Tom Kelly, Head of Division, Industrial, Lifesciences and Consumer, Enterprise Ireland said: “The BIM Level 2 mandate in England took effect from April 2016 and will be a key supplier requirement for HS2. The construction of HS2 is a long term project which offers considerable and secure opportunities to Irish companies in the UK. Enterprise Ireland conducts a number of BIM capability programmes and provides practical supports to our client companies which will put them in the best position to bid for, and win, contracts”.

  • To find the full agenda and register for this event, click here
  • Find more information on HS2 at


Note to the editor:

Registration: 09:00 – 09:30
HS2 Supply Chain Opportunities: 09:30 – 13:30
Networking Lunch and meet the HS2 Team: 12:00 – 13:00
BIM Level 2 Requirements: 13:15 – 15:30


For more information, please contact:

Nicola Corboy

Press Office

Enterprise Ireland

+353 1 7272973 

Nicola Corboy