- CHY – Generating social value from construction

Social Value
Inclusive Growth
Economic Development

CHY Consultancy is a social enterprise that measures, delivers and generates social value in the built environment and other key sectors.

We work alongside businesses and public sector organisations, their supply chains, their clients and their communities to generate social value and drive inclusive economic growth; engaging communities, creating better jobs, more apprenticeships, relevant training and work for local businesses. Our work includes:

  • Socio-Economic research & strategy
  • Bid, Tender & Planning submissions
  • Social Value coordination & delivery
  • Social & Economic Impact measurement
  • Social Value campaigning, innovation and radical collaboration

639 new jobs – 250 of these are Local residents in the last 12 months.


Supported 167 apprentices in the last 12 months to develop their skills, experience and career prospects.


Number of weeks of work experience undertaken by young people and new entrants to the industry in the last 12 months.


44% of people securing new jobs created through CHY reside in the 20% most deprived wards in the country.


Created 61 new full framework apprentices in the last 12 months.


We proactively support 137 partners

Leeds City Region

CHY Consultancy have work on over 300 projects based in the Leeds City Region. Working in a wide range of areas including but not exclusively:

  • Harrogate
  • Leeds
  • Calderdale
  • Wakefield
  • York
  • Bradford
  • Kirklees


CHY Consultancy are involved in national forums and boards including chairing the Constructing Excellence Social Value Task Group, attend events hosted by the House of Commons and work with leading property firms such as Land Securities on future inclusive developments in the capital.  CHY also collaborates with innovative tech companies including LandMrk to bring new ideas to social value, community engagement and communications.

Sheffield City Region

CHY Consultancy have worked with major contractors and local authorities in Sheffield, Barnsley, and Doncaster.

North East

CHY Consultancy have worked with major contractors and procurement frameworks in this region.

North West

CHY Consultancy work with Social Profit Calculator (SPC) which is a web based platform that measures social value from procurement to tendering and through to contract delivery.  Alongside SPC CHY supports the Our Manchester Town Hall Project, the The Big Ideas Generator Project (BIG) and future development across the North West.


CHY Consultancy have worked with contractors bidding for major public sector frameworks including Scape and EMPA, operating across the Midlands.

Regions We cover

To find out about the regions that CHY operate in hover your mouse over the coloured areas on the adjacent map.

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Key Developments

Leeds Arena

BAM Construction and Leeds City Council

The Leeds Arena was our first major project. CHY were involved throughout the procurement process, mobilisation stage and on-site delivery. We advised on the Social KPIs, developed a Social Infrastructure during mobilisation and coordinated the Social Projects on site. Working collaboratively with the client Leeds City Council, the main contractor BAM Construction and local third sector organisations it became a bench mark nationally on what Social Value can be achieved through true collaboration. We worked with 171 businesses within the supply chain to create 286 weeks of work experience, support 90 apprentices, secure 140 local jobs and deliver 58 educational workshops.

Key Developments

Leeds Housing Regeneration Project

sc4L (Sustainable Communities for Leeds) and Leeds City Council

sc4L consists of a group of organisations, including Keepmoat, who are all working in partnership with Leeds City Council to build new council homes, refurbish existing council properties and regenerate communities in inner city Leeds. CHY was involved years before they set foot on site and supported the project to engage, enable and collaborate with a local infrastructure of organisations to deliver a host of wide ranging outputs and outcomes for local people. Keepmoat hosted a secondment from CHY to deliver the social value outputs and outcomes on site. To date the project has delivered 151 weeks of work experience, created 52 new apprenticeships and 34% of jobs created have been secured by people living in the local electoral wards. It is already a multi award winning project that continues to illustrate how the physical regeneration of a local community can also create social regeneration through consultation and the creation of new apprenticeships and new jobs at a very local level.

Key Developments

Thorpe Park

Scarborough Developments, GMI Construction and Leeds City Council

Thorpe Park is one of the areas of greatest economic and employment potential within Leeds. The 1.9m sq foot development combines business space with shopping, leisure, 113 acres of parkland and 300 new homes. Thorpe Park will undoubtedly create high levels of employment, training and education and opportunities for local businesses to be involved throughout the supply chain; both during its construction and its operational phases. CHY is working with Scarborough Group, Leeds City Council and other key stakeholders to support and monitor the high levels of Social Value.

Key Developments

Victoria Gate

Sir Robert McAlpine and MACE group

CHY worked with Sir Robert McAlpine and MACE group throughout this project to ensure that employment and skills were delivered and monitored on site. 151 local jobs were created as part of this project and 92 District jobs resulting in over 240 Leeds residents finding work on this site. Alongside this, over 291 new employment outside of Leeds were filled with over 48% of these roles being undertaken by Leeds City Region residents. Both contractors also worked with CHY to help support local young people through work experience placements. Sir Robert McAlpine worked with Construction and Housing Yorkshire (CHY) to support the Headstart program; a 6 week programs for NEET individuals looking for their first step into the industry. Sir Robert McAlpine offered 30 weeks work experience to 6 Headstart Trainees giving them invaluable work experience in the industry.

Key Developments

White Rose

A E Yates, Land Securities and Morgan Sindall

CHY are working with Land Securities throughout the expansion of White Rose to ensure that employment and skills are delivered on this site for the betterment of the local community. Land Securities have worked in partnership with CHY to ensure the contractors A E Yates and Morgan Sindall have the support needed to support local jobs, apprenticeships and work experience. A E Yates were proactive and driven in their approach to offering varied and valuable work experience on site, inspiring several candidates into the industry. Likewise, Morgan Sindall have worked with CHY and The Prince’s Trust to run a ‘Get into Construction’ program that works with NEET young people and helps them make their first steps into the industry.

Key Developments

Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

BAM Nuttall

CHY are working with BAM Nuttall on the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. With our partnership approach, this high profile project continues to generate significant social value through employment and skills. Throughout the project, BAM Nuttall have engaged with schools, colleges and the local community. They have supported in excess of 50 events bringing together local residents and businesses. BAM Nuttall have also extended over 40 weeks of work experience to the local communities and its residents enabling participants to gain valuable experience of working on a live construction project. They have also created 5 new apprenticeships that will work alongside their existing 9 apprentices. BAM Nuttall has made a clear commitment to excel on their employment and skills targets whilst developing a local labour force on site and establish a lasting legacy for the communities of Leeds.

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