Around 80% of our turnover is spent on the procurement of goods, works and services. So we can play a key role in supporting local businesses and employment by spending as much as possible of a project’s budget locally.

An area of our business in which local spend is particularly developed is in the work we do for the national Scape framework. The framework was created by and for the public sector.

Through Scape we have targets relating to local spend, labour and employment, and we have developed reporting KPIs to help us quantify the indirect economic impact our work is having on local communities.

We participate in the Construction Ambassadors’ scheme, where our employees visit schools, colleges and career events. They organise site visits and share positive experiences, promoting construction as a rewarding career.