According to London 2012 organisers, these are some of the North West companies that have been awarded Olympics contracts:
- Addlington Welding in Chorley is providing welding equipment for the Olympic Stadium.
- Leigh Paints in Bolton and Merseyside Coatings in Widnes supplied paint and coatings for the Olympic Stadium.
- Icopal in Manchester supplied containment for the Handball Arena
The Olympic Games are giving a £210m boost to the North West economy, according to a new report.
In the week when the Olympic Torch relay returns to the region, London 2012 organisers also say they have awarded 598 contracts to North West firms.
Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, says the relay and the Games themselves are a "great chance" to show off the region to the world.