SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL ECONOMY

We operate a responsible local supplier policy - supporting local businesses to secure local contracts and create vibrant local economies.

Join Our Supply Chain

Esh Construction has developed a strong reputation for quality, and this is due, in no small part, to maintaining excellent relationships with our subcontractors and suppliers. Our supply chain is much more than a group of individual suppliers and subcontractors, to us, our supply chain is an extension to our workforce, built on collaboration, transparency and trusting relationships, all of which we believe is key to continued mutual success.

Our strategy is to develop a local supply chain which shares our company values – promoting and visibly demonstrating these values through their behaviours:

  • Delivering market leading, innovative and sustainable solutions to our clients and their communities
  • Managing inefficiencies and risks by using innovative solutions, sharing experiences and ideas
  • Making health and safety a number one priority, and focusing on sustainability
  • Acting fairly and treating others with respect and to act in a socially responsible manner
  • Ensuring everyone complies with relevant legislation, company and client policies

Responsible Local Procurement

We operate a local supplier policy and continue to develop our supply chain throughout the North East, Tees Valley, Yorkshire and the Humber. We proactively support local businesses, SMEs and Voluntary Community Social Enterprises through our 7-stage responsible procurement process.

Promoting

opportunities via social media, local press, our website and via third parties

Engaging

local supply chains through Meet the Buyer events and virtual Meet the Buyer events

Analysing

supply chain locations prior to tender submission

Monitoring

local spend throughout the delivery of a scheme

Reporting

procurement information to our clients on completion

Communicating

our collective success through social media and local, regional and national press

Identifying

improvements and providing feedback our commercial teams

Supporting SMEs

COVID recovery, job creation and supporting local economies are core to our Constructing Local strategy. In order to support our clients and their communities, we have committed to spending 80p in every £1 with local SMEs, directly through our supply chain, by 2025.

To achieve our ambitious target, we have introduced a 4-point plan to:

  • Improve awareness of opportunities
  • Simplify our supply chain application process
  • Support SME’s that develop innovative products and services relevant to our business
  • Deliver SME information, advice and guidance masterclasses

Prompt Payment

We respect our supply chain and treat them as we would wish to be treated. The UK Government’s Business Commissioner’s Prompt Payment Code plays an important role in bringing about a culture change in payment practices, and, as part of our commitment to industry best practice, we publicly demonstrate our commitment to tackling late payment by:

  • Paying within the terms agreed at the outset of the contract
  • Not attempting to change payment terms retrospectively
  • Not changing the length of payment for smaller companies on unreasonable grounds
  • Advising promptly if there is any reason why an invoice will not be paid to the agreed terms
  • Providing a clear system for dealing with complaints and disputes

32.8%

Invoices paid within 30 days

61%

Invoices paid within 31 to 60 days

6.2%

Invoices paid within 61 days or more

40.4%

Average time taken to pay invoices

View our payment performance (01/07/20-31/12/20) on the .Gov website

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