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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 GF Tomlinson Local Supply Chain SCF Kier Sir Robert McAlpine Woodhead Construction Midas Balfour Beatty Scape Jeakins Weir Clegg Construction Mace Willmott Dixon Constructionline SISK Seddon Vinci Construction Wates Smas Worksafe Lendlease Bam Morgan Sindall Construction McLaughlin & Harvey SupplyChange Galliford Try Lindum
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
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
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
Adam Sanford – SCF Operations Lead

Southern Construction Framework is thrilled to be a founder member of The Social Partnership Portal – it’s more important than ever that the public sector works actively to engage social suppliers across the industry to boost social value and sustainability outcomes. Social suppliers play an important part in positively impacting communities and SCF is delighted to be part of this collaboration across 20 plus founder members. 

Adam Sanford – SCF Operations Lead
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