We are committed to helping generate community social value in any way possible.
Our vision, from our inception in 2002, has been to improve the life chances of young people. This is the driving force behind everything the business does, as well as the people it employs.
This has manifested itself in many ways over the past twenty years, including; advising how new buildings can help deliver transformation in educational outcomes; managing the opening of new schools in the most disadvantaged parts of the country; generating tens of millions of pounds worth of savings for schools by delivering innovation in public sector procurement; and in the same year that the Social Value Act came into law established its own multi-academy trust, Bellevue Place Education Trust, to provide new outstanding schools to serve some of the most deprived communities across London.
Our staff volunteer their time and expertise to support the Trust, which is soon to welcome its ninth school, to create efficiencies and help ensure maximum funding is deployed in expanding the learning experience of all pupils.
We welcomed the Government’s new Social Value Act measures in 2021 to deliver value to society through public procurement, to promote new jobs and skills, encourage economic growth and prosperity and tackle climate change. In response to this, we have made a new commitment to contribute to adding value through our work.
From July 2021, we will contribute to the value of 0.5% to 1.5% of our income to supporting local schemes that deliver important social impact, focused on educating young people about sustainability, decarbonisation to meet net zero targets, and how they can deliver change and develop careers in green industries.