Social Value

Becoming Better. Being Better.

Social value is at the heart of what we do. In the last two years, despite the challenges of Covid-19, we have continued to drive social value, creating lasting legacies:

of social value in 2019 to date and...
young people engaged
careers events attended
work experience opportunities given
new jobs created
apprenticeships started
supply chain collaboration events

A key driver of the Government’s economic and social value policies is to maximise employment and skills opportunities through public sector investments. It is our responsibility to support our public sector clients in delivering best value. To achieve this, we offer a dedicated Skills and Engagement Co-ordinator, Matt Bust, to manage our employment and training commitments on our projects.


Gold Corporate Social Responsibility Accreditation

Gold standard in social value:

In May 2019 we achieved CSR Gold status, the highest possible accreditation, scoring 92%, the highest score recorded at the time. We have maintained this standard ever since.

The CSR Accreditation assesses ‘Four Pillars’ of environment, workplace, community and philanthropy. Being committed to these pillars gives us focus on areas such as energy performance, recycling, staff engagement, health and well-being, community engagement, and support for local and national charities including Mind and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.


Meet Matt Bust, our social value champion:

Matt is a Construction and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassador, with over 10 years’ experience of working in schools and colleges to deliver programmes of engagement activities and social value.

Matt is responsible for delivering the company’s B.I.G Partnership, a partnership between Woodhead Construction and a number of schools and colleges including Chesterfield College and The Bolsover School. The B.I.G Partnership is a 2 year partnership to deliver employability skills and careers advice into schools.


Considerate Constructors Scheme:

We were the very first SME Considerate Constructors Scheme Partner and the first SME to deliver an “Ultra Site”.


Our record:

16 awards and commendations for social value and collaboration.


16 Social Value Award Wins for Woodhead Construction


Click here to see our full collection of social value and project delivery awards


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