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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

Willmott Dixon Scape GF Tomlinson Colas Local Supply Chain John Sisk & Son SCF Mace ISG Wates Morgan Sindall Construction Galliford Try Kier Jeakins Weir Clegg Construction Balfour Beatty McLaughlin & Harvey Laing O'Rourke
Tony Raikes - Divisional Director of VINCI Construction UK

Being a partner of The Social Partnership Portal will help VINCI Construction UK to align our social value commitments and will bring forward long-term change for everyone. It will bring opportunities to more diverse suppliers, breaking down barriers. We look forward to embedding these opportunities into our projects, giving the communities we work with positive change.

Tony Raikes - Divisional Director of VINCI Construction UK
Ross Crowcroft - Pre Construction Director, Clegg Construction Ltd

The innovative new Social Partnership Portal provides a unique offering to deliver quantifiable social value from our projects – we are proud to be a founder member!

Ross Crowcroft - Pre Construction Director, Clegg Construction Ltd
Danielle Aberg - Head of Social Impact, BAM Construct UK

Being a founding member of the Social Partnership Portal is an exciting opportunity to maximise social business growth and continue our efforts to reinvest into local communities, building community wealth that has a positive impact on local people. BAM are committed to socially responsible purchasing, investing in ‘for purpose’ supply chains that invigorate our local towns and cities, providing rich social and environmental benefits.

Danielle Aberg - Head of Social Impact, BAM Construct UK
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
Chris Woodward-Biddle, Commercial Director SMAS

Social enterprise is increasingly solving everyday challenges whilst supporting inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. The Social Partnership Portal is a valuable tool in maximising engagement, promoting social suppliers and boosting visibility within the Construction industry, and SMAS Worksafe are proud to be a founding member.

Chris Woodward-Biddle, Commercial Director SMAS
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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