Sewell Construction and I&G attend YORbuild supplier engagement event

Yorkshire-based construction companies Sewell Construction and Illingworth & Gregory (I&G), both part of the wider Sewell Group, attended a Meet the Buyer event hosted by YORhub to enhance their trusted supply chain network.

Sewell Construction and I&G joined 25 other businesses at the event, which offered an opportunity for subcontractors and suppliers to meet the building and civil engineering contractors appointed to each of the YORhub frameworks.

Chris Carline, Managing Director of I&G, said;

“We’re proud to have been selected as one of only sixteen construction partners on the new YORbuild3 Framework and events like this are a brilliant opportunity to get in front of key supply chain partners and build our wider network.

“Being Yorkshire-based, we’re committed to ensuring our supply chain partners are local to each of the schemes we’re working on across health, education, commercial and regeneration projects. It was great to meet so many like-minded businesses whose values align with our own and we look forward to building more meaningful partnerships.”

YORhub is responsible for appointing contractors to large and small public sector projects across the region, including the building of new schools, business centres, flood schemes, housing developments and the refurbishment of existing buildings.

Helen Lever, Framework Manager for Sewell Construction added;

“It was great to get back out there and have meaningful face-to-face conversations with new and existing supply chain partners. There were over 500 delegates at this year’s event, and we made lots of new contacts who we’re already starting to establish relationships with.

“This new framework has allowed us to enhance collaboration with our supply chain across the region and unlock new opportunities. We have a multi-faceted approach to projects and can combine different experiences and knowledge of the industry to further support our clients, and ultimately deliver even more successful projects alongside a dedicated, local supply chain.”

Sewell Construction and I&G were appointed to the £650m YORbuild Medium and Minor Works Frameworks in April of this year.

The new YORbuild3 Medium Works Framework is designed for new build and refurbishment schemes valued between £4m and £10m, and the Minor Works is for projects valued between £50k and £4m. They are aligned with the Construction Playbook offering several improvements to enhance benefits to both clients and contractors.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is one of the lead authorities of YORhub – a collaboration of five Yorkshire and Humber councils working together to offer construction frameworks which promote the use of quality contractors and consultants for public sector projects in the region.

The four other authorities involved are Leeds City Council, Sheffield City Council, Scarborough Borough Council and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

The framework also delivers social and added-value benefits for local communities and the environment. Criteria is built into the terms of the framework so that employment and skills opportunities, support for supply chains, sustainability measures and funding for community projects are delivered alongside all construction projects.

Sewell Construction and I&G are part of the estates arm of the Sewell Group, a collective of built environment businesses working nationally and spanning construction, facilities management, property investment/development and consultancy services.

Sewell Estates also includes Sewell Facilities Management, Sewell Investments, consultancy businesses Shared Agenda and Community Ventures, as well as web application company, Parallel, which specialises in interactive mapping and data visualisation.