A new website has launched offering firms contracts worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

The SupplytoSurrey site lists deals from the county council, Surrey Police, the University of Surrey and the 11 boroughs and districts in the county.

The council created the site as part of its pledge to ensure 60 per cent of spending on goods and services goes to local businesses.

Surrey County Council deputy leader Peter Martin said: "Our aim is to ensure per cent of the county council's spending is with local businesses so it's great that firms are rushing to sign up to the new site."

More than 80 firms registered on the site within 72 hours of its launch.

To find out more, visit supplytosurrey.co.uk.