Procurement specialist recognised for Olympics support

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

S AshcroftProcurement specialist recognised for Olympics support

Stephen Ashcroft of Sustainable Procurement specialists Brian Farrington Ltd has been selected to be included in an exhibition to highlight the Northwest region’s contribution to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Thousands of people from across the Northwest have been directly involved in projects connected with the Games and the impact of this participation is often very significant and can make a positive impression on people’s lives.

To recognise the contributions of these individuals the Northwest Steering Group for the 2012 Games has commissioned international artist, Lubaina Himid to create an exhibition that highlights the region’s contribution to the Games.

The exhibition will visualise 50 individuals’ stories through a series of paintings focussed on the theme of ‘Moments that Matter’.

Stephen explains: “Brian Farrington Ltd was selected by the North West Regional Development Agency to deliver a series of ‘How to Tender’ workshops, building on our deep knowledge of public sector procurement processes, to support North West businesses, social enterprises and third sector organisations to bid for opportunities surrounding the Olympics. Over 1000 businesses attended the workshops which were held at a range of sporting venues across the region, including Aintree Racecourse and Warrington Wolves Rugby Stadium.

“Supporting the Olympics, practically, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most people, so I was pleased to have my business contribution immortalised in art. More importantly supporting North West businesses to win public sector contracts has been very rewarding and is genuinely part of the legacy of London2012”

The paintings, including Stephen’s portrait will be displayed at an exhibition and  displayed on large banners as part of the Northwest’s closing celebration event in September. In addition the series of photographs will be displayed on an online exhibition