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Developments

CHY works on construction developments across the Leeds City Region, however our flexible approach can be adopted anywhere within the UK.

This is a key objective for CHY over the next few years; as we broaden our reach, and achieve and deliver more social value across construction developments throughout the UK.

CHY Membership
CHY launched membership in 2009 with a view to support the construction industry to develop and deliver Social Value.

Through CHY’s expertise, communications and network our membership supports and connects developers, contractors, SME’s and associated businesses to:

  • meet their employment, skills and local supply ethos and obligations;
  • celebrating, sharing and showcasing their successes;
  • Referring to business opportunities and additional support through our broad network of
    individuals from the public, private and third sector.

CHY’s first two members; Miller Construction (now acquired by Galliford Try) and Keepmoat both remain committed members today. CHY membership base covers all sectors of the built environment ranging from architects and lawyers to developers and principal contractors. Membership is tailored to individual needs and has proven to be a successful aid for those who work or are involved in the industry; securing new business opportunities and broadening their Social Value agenda.

For more information on CHY Membership please Contact Us.

Members

National Consultancy
CHY’s national consultancy products offer bespoke specialist services that achieve a specific outcomes whilst enabling your business to embed a culture of Social Value; giving your teams the skills, knowledge and expertise to
  • Deliver and monitor employment, skills and local supply ethos and obligations on projects;
  • Develop your reputation as a socially responsibly businesses amongst your communities and clients;
  • Secure new business by illustrating your current and future Social Value methodology and commitments;
  • Gain independent recognition of your achievements and future aspirations.

Consultancy Projects

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On a 3 year housing regeneration project CHY helped create over 158 new jobs.

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We were also able to recruit 52 apprentices.

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The project also supported local pupils by delivering 109 educational workshops through consultancy.

CHY Consultancy Products Include:

Social Submissions

We write and evaluate the employment, skills, supply chain and Social Value questions within public and private sector tenders.

Social KPls

We calculate realistic and achievable Social KPIs (Number of Apprentices, Work Experience Weeks and Local Employment etc.) with a clear rationale that meets the client’s needs.  We develop clear method statements to show how you will achieve your Social KPIs.

Social Infrastructure

We develop and enable a local infrastructure of public and third sector organisations that will help you to deliver your social projects, KPIs and outcomes; targeting the opportunities you create to local communities, local businesses and venerable people to help achieve the client’s social aspirations.

Social Projects

We coordinate the delivery of Social Value activity, including the evidencing, monitoring and reporting of all Social KPIs, on construction projects.  We provide a single point of contact for your teams, your client, your community stakeholders and your supply chain.

Social Audit

We collate, extrapolate and evaluate Social Value information that has been delivered and collected by your business or project.  We provide independent accreditation on your achievements.  We provide advice to improve your Social Value monitoring processes.

Social Value Training

We provide bespoke training at all levels on Social Value; whether it’s an introduction to the subject or embedding social processes and culture amongst your business, teams and individual staff.

For more information on CHY Consultancy products please Contact Us

Major Contractor Matrix

Major Contractor Matrix

We believe that to achieve the best social value the supply chain must be both engaged and supported. In light of this CHY developed the Major Contractor Matrix.

This clearly outlines what each main contractor operating in our region requires from their procurement processes.  This is not a static document and will evolve over the next year with more detail and more main contractor information.

 

To view a copy of CHY’s Major Contractor Matrix, Click Here.

Social Profit Calculator

What is the Social Profit Calculator?

The CHY Social Profit Calculator is unique to the construction industry acting as a bespoke tool to help measure Social Profit consistently, comprehensively and transparently.

It supports the whole procurement life-cycle, from tendering through to contract delivery, monitoring and evaluation. It can be used on a project or a whole organisation.

The calculator combines three measurements of social value, which when added together give the Social Profit measure:

  • Cost Benefit Analysis: Identifies the savings you make to government.
  • Social Value Analysis including your Social Return on Investment (SROI): Evidences how you improve the wellbeing of the people you work with, their families and their community.
  • Local Economic Benefit Analysis using LM3: Demonstrates how your organisation or project spending supports local economic growth.

The CHY Social Profit Calculator is a collaboration between social enterprise Construction and Housing Yorkshire, experts in creating and delivering social value in the construction industry, and Social Profit Calculator Ltd, who have been developing the Social Profit Calculator since 2007, to support and standardise the measurement of social profit.

Please contact us  if you would like to find our more.

What our customers say:

“BAM has been a member of CHY since 2011. In that time we have engaged at various different levels including technical support, guidance and most notably as delivery partners on the Leeds Arena project. CHY’s knowledge and contacts have been vital in both developing our current business practices as well as supporting our projects positive social legacy”.

John Phillips Regional Director BAM Construction North East, Principal Member

“Leeds College of Building are grateful to CHY staff in providing our students with valuable jobs, work experience, apprenticeship and site visit opportunities in the local community”

Nishan Rathore Work Placement Officer Leeds College of Building

Dominic and Construction & Housing Yorkshire have been an invaluable asset on site here at White Rose. CHY were an integral link between A E Yates’s social value aspirations and them being achieved. From start to finish CHY supported the leadership team, site staff and supply chain to engage, enable and collaborate with the local infrastructure of organisations to deliver not only on our social value targets but to create numerous success stories and case studies in the process.  CHY’s expertise, communications and network have been instrumental and we would happily work with them in the future.

Site Manager AE Yates

Social value is very important to Galliford Try, as a member, we use the expertise of CHY for advice on social value to help us maximise the benefits we make to local communities through our projects and to help us secure more business opportunities. We continue to support the work CHY does and enjoy a close working relationship.

Martin Armitage Business Development Director Galliford Try

It has been a real pleasure working with Dominic and CHY and much has been achieved.  CHY became a Corporate Member of the Yorkshire Society and immediately agreed to sponsor a new award at the annual dinner being ‘Regeneration’.  Keepmoat PLC were the winners this year and we are hoping this will be an annual event so CHY can highlight the success of Developers in this most important sector of the construction market.

CHY have also been instrumental in introducing other contractors keen to showcase their developments with Society Members by means of site visits”

Keith Medley MBE

Working with CHY as an associate member keeps us closer to the regional construction industry.  It is a key sector both for us and the business community.  It is also great to be involved with a social enterprise whose objectives we wholeheartedly support.

Anjon Mallik Partner Gordons LLP

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