Considering the Use of Local Resources

Making use of local resources will help to support local businesses and give back to the community.

This shows a site is making a considerable effort to be a positive influence within the area.

Examples of how sites have used local businesses and resources include:

  • A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager was appointed to research and identify locally-based companies to tender for sub-contract works;
  • Sites provided a notice board in the canteen, giving community groups and small businesses the opportunity to advertise themselves to those working or visiting the site;
  • A comprehensive survey of local businesses was produced with many being given the opportunity to submit quotations;
  • Materials and tools were purchased from a local tradesman;
  • A site used the local cafe to hold meetings;
  • Local “Meet The Buyers” events were held and presentations given to encourage SMEs to attend and tender for opportunities;
  • Local businesses were used to run the on-site canteen.

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Considerate Constructors Scheme, Site Registration Examples of Good Practice Brochure; Monitor Report, VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd, Milton Keynes, December 2014

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