The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) team are delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘People Development’ category at the Constructing Excellence SECBE awards. These awards are an opportunity to recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects sharing best practice to drive positive change in the industry.
A key part of SCF’s success in delivering over £6.6bn of projects, is the emphasis it places on people development. To date, nearly 200 projects have been awarded through the framework for 86 public authorities, facilitating opportunities to nearly 300 apprentices, with over a third now permanently employed in the industry. The Framework has also focused on mental health issues, taking part in campaigns such as World Mental Health Day and Time to Talk. SCF also organised a charity cycle ride which raised over £6,000 for the Lighthouse Club charity who provide financial and emotional support to the construction industry.
SCF is a partnership between Hampshire County Council and Devon County Council. The framework connects public sector organisations in the South, with suitable building contractors to fulfil their construction requirements. The team combine their strengths and experiences to offer end to end support and provide framework users with the best possible procurement experience.
Collectively, SCF contractors’ debate, shared experience and expertise, innovate and deliver to the benefit of client, contractor, environment and community, which has recently helped the framework win the ‘Value Award’ at the Constructing Excellence South West Awards.