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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 Members

Mace John Sisk & Son Scape Willmott Dixon SCF Balfour Beatty Laing O'Rourke Morgan Sindall Construction GF Tomlinson ISG Kier Local Supply Chain Colas Galliford Try Jeakins Weir Wates McLaughlin & Harvey Clegg Construction
Su Pickerill - Group Community Investment Manager, Wates

Wates Group is a longstanding champion of the Social Enterprise sector and has had an internal directory for many years. SPP presents an opportunity to share this more widely, continuing to partner with our sector in raising awareness about the valuable impact of embedding social value into procurement decisions. We are pleased to have supported SPP’s development and encourage the sector to make full use of this valuable resource.

Su Pickerill - Group Community Investment Manager, Wates
Simon Boden - Supply Chain Manager, Robert Woodhead Ltd

Having access to quality social enterprise supply chain partners is essential for us. We are committed to providing long term opportunities to social enterprises to work on our projects to help us deliver better outcomes, raise aspirations and provide social and economic value to our customers.

Simon Boden - Supply Chain Manager, Robert Woodhead Ltd
Zoe Price - Chief Operating Officer for ISG’s UK Construction

We are proud to be a founding member of the Social Partnership Portal, aligning with our values around collaboration and maximising social value. Our supply chain is integral to everything we do, and together we can leave a significant legacy for our local communities, supporting our work across the public and private sectors. The portal helps to facilitate this for greater outcomes.

Zoe Price - Chief Operating Officer for ISG’s UK Construction
Robert Walton - Chief Operating Officer Constructionline

Constructionline is excited to be able to support the SPP and their members. We fundamentally believe in the need to drive value back into local communities, and we are keen to do anything we can to support Social Value outcomes.
We are pleased to offer Social Enterprises, who achieve Platinum level on the SPP, a free membership on Constructionline, which aligns to the Common Assessment Standard and includes an SSIP accreditation as standard.
We hope that this will reduce some of the cost burdens on Social Enterprise, and by being on the Constructionline network, SSP members can be sourced by thousands of buyers across the UK.

Robert Walton - Chief Operating Officer Constructionline
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
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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