Benefits to businesses
Forth & Tay Offshore is set up to drive forward supply chain opportunities from the emerging offshore renewables sector. This collaboration will benefit both businesses in the region and customers seeking to procure goods & services locally.
Here are some of the main ways in which the partnership will benefit businesses.
Business development and advice
Tailored support from specialist delivery partners who know the sector well and are available to work with you hand-in-hand to develop your business performance, product and service.
Access to business support
Forth & Tay Offshore will help route your company to the appropriate sources of support from Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise to wider industry initiatives such as the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership.
Best practice and knowledge sharing
You will be kept up to date with the most recent research and information on offshore wind industry opportunities through, for example, regular e-newsletters, and given the opportunity to connect and exchange best practice in the offshore wind industry. This will enrich your business knowledge and support your decision-making.
Collaboration & Partnership Forming
Forth & Tay Offshore provides an excellent platform for cross-sector engagement and collaboration by linking companies, educational institutions, and centres for innovation. Various events and workshops engaging offshore wind industry’s stakeholders will be designed to meet the needs of members.
Skills & Training
Forth & Tay Offshore gives you the opportunity to meet with Skills Development Scotland and be a part of the work they are doing in conjunction with Scotland’s further education entities.
Forth & Tay Offshore provides a forum for regional stakeholders to work together on relevant regional funding bids and City deals.
Access to prospective customers
The cluster is supported by regional developers and their top tier contractors; membership allows you access to information relating to upcoming tenders and future project requirements within the region and beyond.
As a member your business will be promoted via an online portal highlighting specific company capabilities. This searchable database will be accessed used by developers and their contractors. This will promote your company to prospective customers within and beyond the region.
Members of Forth & Tay Offshore will be represented on the relevant public bodies, therefore, facilitating input to governments’ plans and strategies and advocating for a supporting business environment which will boost the offshore wind industry in the area.