Procure Partnerships Framework celebrated the achievements of its framework partners across the country with its first Social Value Awards.
The ceremony was held at the Grand Hotel Birmingham, providing a captivating backdrop to celebrate the collective accomplishments of Contractor Partners and individuals who have created a positive societal change through their work.
Embracing the event’s sustainability and ethical sourcing theme, the trophies awarded to winners were crafted from eco-friendly bamboo. Additionally, attendees were presented with gifts from Tony’s Chocolonely, renowned for their dedication to combating modern slavery.
During the ceremony, guests opened their Tony’s chocolate bars, hoping to uncover a golden ticket that would lead to a regional prize sourced from independent, local businesses, sponsored by Headline Sponsor Compliance Chain.
Adding to the event’s inspirational atmosphere, Cemal Ezel, CEO of Change Please, graced the stage as a guest speaker. Change Please is a socially conscious coffee company that not only trains formerly homeless individuals as skilled baristas but also provides comprehensive support in areas such as housing, finances, and therapy.
Award-winning Content Creation House, Culture City, a local partner specialising in high-end creative and corporate film, successfully captured the event. Procure Partnerships Frameworks has established an ongoing collaboration with Culture City to ensure the capturing of significant milestones throughout projects.
Awards categories included project-specific Social Value, the best of Contractor Collaborative Working Group initiatives and the individuals who have had the greatest impact within their communities.
The winners of the Procure Partnerships Framework Social Value Awards 2023 are as followed:
Social Value Delivery for a Blue Light Project: Galliford Try, Blackpool Ambulance Hub | North West Ambulance Service
Social Value Delivery for a Healthcare Project: TClarke, BRI Infrastructure Strategic Upgrades | University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Social Value Delivery for an Educational Project: Kier, North Chadderton School Extension | Oldham Council
Social Value Delivery for a Heritage Project: Tilbury Douglas, Oldham Old Library | Oldham Council
Social Value Delivery Award for a Regeneration Project: GRAHAM, Hounds Hill Shopping Centre Extension | Blackpool Council
Social Value Delivery for a Residential Project: Harper Group, Edgeworth Close Development with Redditch Council
Collaborative Working Group of the Year: Northwest: Morgan Sindall, Kier, Linear, Red Tree and Robertson, Zero to Hero Educational Digital Guide | Onboarding SMEs Initiative
Collaborative Working Group of the Year: Yorkshire: Tilbury Douglas and I&G, Horsforth Shed | Wellbeing Initiative
Collaborative Working Group of the Year: Midlands: Galliford Try, BAM and Burmor Construction, Girl Tech WM | Millennium Trust Point Event
Innovative Social Value Initiative of the Year: Beard Construction | Surrey Council Projects
Clients Choice Award: Willmott Dixon
The National Social Value Trailblazer of the Year award: Phil Eves at BAM