Community

Creating lasting legacies

A huge part of our thoughtful building ethos is made up of our commitment to make a positive impact on every community in which we work. We share the vision of our partnering clients to create vibrant, inclusive communities which can enhance the lives of those living within them, throughout and beyond completion of the building process.

We have a dedicated Community Engagement Executive and invest time and effort across our project teams to create new jobs, apprenticeships, training opportunities and access to education for local people, engaging with audiences in line with our partners’ agenda’s to create meaningful and lasting outcomes.

We understand the importance of introducing and taking part in community led initiatives and have worked with our partners to support a number of volunteer led projects, developed in line with our partners aspirations.

Monitoring our impact

As part of our community engagement strategy, we monitor the impact our projects have within communities. We strive to continually develop our approach ensuring we introduce relevant initiatives, that maximise impact for our community and development partner. We achieve this by monitoring all outcomes, evaluating and comparing results project by project, to carry forward best practice in future developments.

All outcomes are shared with our partners through monthly reporting, so each can celebrate and record the added value their new development has brought about.

A focus on local first procurement

Supporting local business is a priority for Anwyl Partnerships. The large scale construction projects we deliver hold a multitude of economic growth opportunities for local businesses and we strive to maximise the number of local suppliers and subcontractors appointed at each scheme. Where possible, we aim to achieve a minimum of 70% of the subcontractors appointed to be local to the site, and endeavour to ensure orders are placed with suppliers who are based within a 25-mile radius of the site.

Anwyl’s business growth has had a positive effect on the development of M A Cooper Projects, this has allowed us to provided great opportunities for skilled engineers and our apprenticeship programme.  We have over 60 highly skilled direct employees working at M A Cooper Projects and see this increasing over the next couple of years due in part to the opportunities provided by the Anwyl Group.

Lee Smith, Electrical Director – M A Cooper Projects

Anwyl Partnerships have an extensive approved list of long-standing and quality supply chain members across the business. In order to strengthen our supply chain, we often host meet the buyer events which allow new or smaller businesses to meet with us. These events often enhance the attendees understanding of the pre-qualification questionnaire process and improve standards of health & safety through advice and coaching whilst presenting opportunities to access future packages of works.

Driving corporate social responsibility

We are fully committed to sustaining our corporate social responsibilities across the wider Anwyl Group, ensuring that our company contributes to both local and national initiatives and supporting charitable initiatives.

The Anwyl Group makes a conscious effort to make ethical choices as part of the day-to-day running of the business, most recently launching a new partnership with Social Enterprise the Good Wash Co. We also have a nominated focus charity which we support year-on-year, Ty Gobaith/Hope House, a local charity that holds strong associations with many individuals within our Group.

Our staff also assist in raising funds for local and national charities, through annual events and initiatives including:

  • Marathons/10K runs
  • Triathlons and other sporting events
  • Internal charity fun days
  • Monthly dress down Friday
  • Annual participation of the Menai Straits Raft Run
  • Inter-staff competitions
  • Bag it, Beat it collection scheme with the British Heart Foundation
  • Participation in Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
  • Participation in the biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan