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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

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

We are delighted to be part of The Social Partnership Portal and will actively support, use and promote it.
Social Enterprises play an important part in the local community and to be able to identify them quickly through this portal will assist us in our delivery of social value on all our projects.

Alistair Weir - Managing Director Jeakins Weir
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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