Businesses need to think beyond shareholder value and deliver social value too, especially if they’re bidding for public sector contracts. Good corporate citizens make sure that their services benefit the local communities within which they work.

Thanks to the Social Value Act, those who commission public services have to think about how they can also secure wider social, economic and environmental benefits. We’ve been delivering those benefits for over three decades and we can think creatively about how to embed social value into your services. We can help you secure that public sector contract by working with us to ensure the creation of social value and a positive community legacy.

We’ve worked with companies like Balfour Beatty, Amey, Keepmoat and many others to help deliver social value.

Social value means…

  • designing initiatives that enable recruitment of local people, including training and work experience schemes
  • engaging the community and user groups to make best use of proposed new developments and assets
  • maximising the environmental benefits through developing green infrastructure

Partnering with Groundwork can make you more competitive in tenders and help you prove the added value of your services in local communities.