Supplier awareness workshops

Posted on 07/06/2018

2018 has seen the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and additionally many organisations have been reviewing their Modern Slavery policies, both have a knock on effect on the suppliers they use. Contracts and relationships with suppliers have never been more important.

Supplier awareness and early engagement is a critical step to ensure your organisation remains compliant. Added to that, tendering and re-tendering is a time-consuming business. Making the time to engage with your current and prospective suppliers is the chance for the procurement team to encourage the education of suppliers, assisting their understanding of their direct obligations and to make sure you get the most out of them. If you would like more information, please email us

Supplier awareness workshops 

Supplier awareness workshops can take several different forms. The most popular is where Exova BM TRADA experts present on a topic you choose such as the GDPR, to your suppliers. This usually takes place at your premises, and we offer our time FREE of charge.

The workshop helps suppliers understand current legislation and their obligations combined with what best practise looks like, and the steps they can take. It is positioned to provide insight and advice which will strengthen their relationship with you.

By understanding what you are looking for and by gathering information, it will enhance understanding of the requirements and, ultimately, be better for customers which will help your organisation thrive.

Our experts have a great deal of experience in presenting at supplier engagement events and will work with you to suggest what a typical agenda might include.

If you would like more information on the supplier awareness workshops we offer, please email us or call us on 01494 569745 and one of our experts will get in touch. 

About us

At Exova BM TRADA we pride ourselves on being a global Certification Body with a local feel.  We operate in different regions across the UK and we have local Business Development Managers to support your needs. We offer a unique and supportive approach, whilst meeting Certification requirements and maintaining the integrity of Accredited Certification. We can ensure that we not only deliver the right Certification for you but that we stay ahead of the game and support you and help your organisation grow.

We also provide a range of classroom and in-house courses to help your team develop their understanding and skills in a way that suits you. Please click here to discover more about our training.   

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Our services are essential for businesses of all types whether it is to get products to market, meet contractual and regulatory requirements or improve quality, safety, efficiency and sustainability. 
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Exova BM TRADA offers FREE supplier awareness workshops to help develop commercial awareness and educate your suppliers as to their obligations under the latest regulations such as the GDPR and the Modern Slavery Act.