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.
Through CHY’s expertise, communications and network our membership supports and connects developers, contractors, SME’s and associated businesses to:
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.
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On a 3 year housing regeneration project CHY helped create over 158 new jobs.
We were also able to recruit 52 apprentices.
The project also supported local pupils by delivering 109 educational workshops through consultancy.
We write and evaluate the employment, skills, supply chain and Social Value questions within public and private sector tenders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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“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”.
“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”
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.
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.
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”
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.