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Background

As national procurement guidance increasingly encourages the use of socially responsible organisations in public sector construction, it’s more important than ever for us to make this process quick, simple and easy.

In response to this and demand from their Social Enterprise Working Group; a two-year collaboration between some of the UK’s leading construction and infrastructure contractors, SCAPE identified the need for a platform that would bring buyers and suppliers together, and enable stronger collaboration.

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  • Increasing buyer confidence:
    Shared industry knowledge
  • Building relationships with suppliers:
    Collaboration between buyers and suppliers
  • Maximising social value and sustainability outcomes:
    Boost social value across communities
  • Aligning to national procurement best practice:
    Drive compliance and governance

New buyers

To join The Social Partnership Portal please complete the contact form here or contact:
support@localsupplychain.co.uk

In order to ensure The Social Partnership Portal remains free for suppliers, there is a membership fee for buyers, click here to view.

Our founding members

ISG Kier GF Tomlinson McLaughlin & Harvey SupplyChange Constructionline Bam Local Supply Chain Galliford Try Sir Robert McAlpine Willmott Dixon Balfour Beatty SISK Wates Lendlease Jeakins Weir Morgan Sindall Construction Clegg Construction Vinci Construction Seddon Lindum Mace SCF Woodhead Construction Scape Midas Smas Worksafe
Chris Boyle - Framework Director, Mclaughlin and Harvey

McLaughlin & Harvey is delighted to be a founding partner of the Social Partnership Portal procured by SCAPE. The online portal will help us maximise our social value impact in the communities in which we work. It’s more important than ever to us, to ensure we engage with the local communities and deliver real opportunities to develop relationships with Social Enterprise suppliers.

Chris Boyle - Framework Director, Mclaughlin and Harvey
Craig Stopper – Regional Construction Framework Manager GFT

GF Tomlinson are proud to be a founding member of the Social Partnership Portal. This platform will allow us to increase our engagement with social suppliers in our operating area, bringing additional benefits to the local communities in which we work.

Craig Stopper – Regional Construction Framework Manager GFT
Elizabeth Taylor – Foundation Co-ordinator Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon are delighted to be a founder member of the Social Partnership Portal. Our journey supporting social enterprises has highlighted the need for connecting relevant social business with our people, customers and supply chain – this is exactly what this tool will do - enabling both increased spend and also facilitating valuable practical support too.

Elizabeth Taylor – Foundation Co-ordinator Willmott Dixon
Gavin Jamieson - Head of Supply Chain UK, Morgan Sindall Construction

Morgan Sindall Construction are proud to be founding members of the Social Partnership Portal and see it as an excellent platform to help break down barriers in accessing construction work and engage with social enterprises across the UK on our projects.

Gavin Jamieson - Head of Supply Chain UK, Morgan Sindall Construction
Alan Hope - Chief Executive of Midas Group

Midas is delighted to be a founding member of the Social Partnership Portal; enabling us to further expand our use of social enterprises, and to maximise social value delivery in the communities we live, work and build in. We look forward to working with many new social enterprises and supporting organisations’ individual and collective growth in this vital sector. Promoting Social Value is an important part of our Vision to deliver industry leading performance in the communities in which we operate.

Alan Hope - Chief Executive of Midas Group
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Introduction to Work Radar:

Work Radar was created by Local Supply Chain and Morgan Sindall Construction. Launched with support from the Department of Work and Pensions and many large contractors across the UK.

Our aim is to boost local economies and maximise social value by helping to support social enterprises, microbusinesses, and skilled tradespeople to gain work on large commercial construction projects.

Work Radar is free to join for social enterprises, microbusinesses, and skilled tradespeople across the UK and is supporting clients and main contractors to evidence social value across their construction projects.

Work Radar
  • 3 aims:
  • Help local people gain employment 
  • Deliver social value around construction projects 
  • Remove barriers to entry for microbusinesses