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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

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