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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

Lindum Galliford Try Willmott Dixon Vinci Construction Bam Balfour Beatty SupplyChange GF Tomlinson Morgan Sindall Construction Lendlease Mace Seddon ISG Clegg Construction Wates Woodhead Construction Jeakins Weir SISK Sir Robert McAlpine Scape SCF Local Supply Chain McLaughlin & Harvey Midas Constructionline Kier Smas Worksafe
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
Jamie McKechnie - Group procurement director, Kier

As a national company with a regional reach, Kier always strives to give back to the communities in which we work to leave a positive lasting legacy. The Social Partnership Portal by Scape is an ideal platform to help us do this, by helping us to source opportunities with social enterprises in areas across the country.

Kier has a proud history of working with local communities including social enterprises to further expand our sustainable procurement strategy.

Jamie McKechnie - Group procurement director, Kier
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
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
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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