The landscape of social value is maturing rapidly, and organisations are increasingly choosing to collaborate with upstream and downstream supply chain partners to amplify their positive impact in the communities they are part of.
We are very pleased with the ongoing benefits resulting from our recent collaboration with Eric Wright Construction and Salford Foundation.
In September 2022, local charity Salford Foundation acquired new premises enabling them to split their men’s services and women’s services. While the move has been vital to the development of Salford Foundation’s local support services, it has come with challenges.
The building itself was in need of a number of works to make best use of the space. A number of the charity’s services, such as their foodbank, were inhibited by space constrictions and layout, and opportunities were also identified for new activities that would require changes to the building and space.
The core belief of our social enterprise is that “The Greatest Waste In Life Is Wasted Potential”, which is why we decided to nominate Salford Foundation as our charity partner back in 2021.
Eric Wright Group are a trusted partner and valued customer of our social enterprise. A key strand of the Group’s social value strategy is collaborating with their supply chain and they have delivered numerous social value projects in the North West of England.
Having collaborated on projects previously, our Social Value Manager reached out to Eric Wright to explore the opportunity to work together and support the local charity, delivering social value for the area and its residents…
The next stage of the project is already underway to create a vibrant outdoor growing and relaxing space at The Shed, designed by the clients with guidance and support from RHS Worsley, opening up further avenues for social value collaboration opportunities.