The Woodhead Group has had roots in Nottinghamshire for over 300 years. SMEs like us contribute millions of pounds to local economies by bringing growth, employment, and innovation to the community. We employ 130+ people, with 68% of our workforce based in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
We have a strong and resilient supply chain base of over 400 businesses and 370+ expert suppliers, of which 66.5% are locally based in the East Midlands, that re-invest our spend within the community, every day.
The positive, public sector pound
Every £1 spent with a local supplier is worth £1.76 to the local economy* that’s why we focus our procurement strategy on partnering with quality local businesses. It creates a better return for the community and amplifies the public sector pound.
Having a local workforce and supply chain in the centre of Nottinghamshire and a secondary office in Lincolnshire places us perfectly to deliver construction projects across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.
Future focused for the next generation
By working with our 99.82% SME local supply chain, we are able support local jobs, bridge the current skills gap, and raise aspirations.
Stronger economies = resilient communities
As well as the economic benefits of local spend, having passionate local people working on local projects creates community cohesion, pride and passion. It means cutting the carbon footprint and enabling a better customer care experience.
Case study – ME Projects Ltd.
ME Projects Ltd have been working for Woodhead Construction for 2 years. The Nottinghamshire based Mechanical and Electrical Contractors initially started working for Woodhead on responsive call outs and have since demonstrated their competence and quality. They are now working on a number of local housing schemes, providing M&E services and fit outs.
The business has since gone from strength to strength, and the continuity of work and business support from Woodhead has enabled ME Projects Ltd to grow its workforce from 6 people to 10 people over the last year. Importantly, this growth has seen the supply chain partner take on an apprentice, delivering social and economic value.
“I would like to thank Woodhead’s for giving my business the opportunity to grow and develop. They have been fair, supportive and collaborative and we are enjoying delivering projects together, achieving excellent quality results. The main struggle in this industry is being paid on time, this is something Woodhead’s have done time and time again, ensuring cash flow within our business which is critical.”
– Lloyd Kemp, Director.