Whether we're working for a particular local authority, or delivering locally as part of a national contract, such as maintaining Spaghetti Junction for Highways England or redeveloping stations partnership with Network Rail, we always ensure we have a real understanding of the local area. With our network of regional offices and local supply chain we are able to have a positive impact locally by procuring materials, local business and subcontractors in each area.
By establishing longer term relationships with clients, such as working Middlesbrough Council for over 14 years, we are also able to add value through innovation, always keeping ahead with areas including use of technology and change management techniques. We're also more able to address local challenges relating to employment, skills shortages, health and wellbeing and community engagement.
Many of the issues faced by our clients and partners are universal, such as skills shortage, pressure to improve services while cutting costs, pressure on school places and the disappearing high street. Others though are very particular to certain areas, such as acute housing shortages.
Our structure of local delivery alongside regional and central management also supports the aims of the Government frameworks, their procurement channels for buying buy goods and services. With the resources of a national company that delivers locally you really get the best of both worlds.