Enabling local employment
Supporting local business is a priority for Anwyl Construction. We believe that the projects we deliver have the potential to impact positively on their communities, and this is something we always strive to maximise.
One of the main ways our work can benefit a community is through the appointment of local labour. Where possible, we aim for a minimum of 70% of the subcontractors appointed to be local to the site, and orders are placed with suppliers who are based within a 25-mile radius to the site. Anwyl Construction holds ‘meet the buyer’ events that are specific to each site, giving local contractors and suppliers the opportunity to meet with us to discuss future work. This approach proves extremely successful and allows us to build great, long-term working relationships with highly skilled contractors, while having a positive impact on a community’s economy.
In order to develop the next generation of construction experts, we work with many different organisations including CITB, The Prince’s Trust and local colleges. Together, we create training opportunities on our sites for local people from diverse backgrounds, including those who are unemployed and looking for a way into work, or young construction students or apprentices who need valuable site-based experience to further develop their skills.
Sourcing contractors who are local to the site provides many benefits for the local economy. We would anticipate that up to 70 per cent of the workforce on our developments across North Wales and the North West will be from the area, most of them from within twenty five miles of the sites.
Tom Anwyl, Construction Director