Evolve is supporting Buy North East
The Buy North East campaign aims to get local procurement on the business agenda in the region.
Many millions of pounds are spent every year by Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire organisations in the private, public and third sectors with companies based elsewhere in the UK or further afield, meaning that expenditure does not circulate in the local economy.
At a time when many businesses and individuals are feeling the impact of the oil and gas downturn, it is more important than ever that we collectively do all we can to help the regional economy, and protect and create jobs in the area.
Both Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire council are behind the initiative, as well as Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen Journals and Scottish Enterprise.
We ask that every local company or organisation signs up to our pledge to support the campaign, puts “Buy North East” on their next board agenda, and then moves at least one contract or piece of business to a local supplier.
In turn, their names are added to the Buy North East Roll of Honour, and their efforts are recognised in an eight-week campaign being run across the Press & Journal and the Evening Express.