Cubby Construction has teamed up with Cumbria Business Growth Hub to host a meet the employer event next month.

The Supply Chain Opportunity Club is helping the contracting firm to build its local supply chain and raise awareness of the way it can help others support it in future building and civil engineering projects.

The networking event takes place at the North Lakes Hotel, Penrith, on Monday, October 28 from 1pm to 5pm.

Cubby Construction is interested in several trades including stone masons; bricklayers; plasterers; painters; tilers; scaffolders; plumbers; timber and builders merchants and electricians.

Tommy Cubby, managing director of Cubby Construction, which is based in Carlisle and works across the county, said: "We have actively encouraged local supply chain involvement in our projects for many years.

"This is an excellent opportunity to meet our team, discuss prospects and start or renew the successful partnerships that are the foundations of our business."

Businesses are urged to register their interest by emailing with full details, including company name, telephone number and type of trade/service by October 20.

Firms which are eligible will be contacted and allocated a time for a one-to-one appointment with the buying team.

There will also be time for networking with other suppliers, meeting additional members from Cubby Construction and finding out what support is available through Cumbria Business Growth Hub.

Companies which do not meet the criteria may be invited to network.