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"The School is a vehicle for us to help our supply chain to help us to reach our ambitious sustainability targets."

BAM Nuttall

"By embedding the requirement for the School to be used as part of the supplier development process...our project has benefited from an engaged workforce and supply chain."

A14 Integrated Delivery Team

"By becoming a Partner of the School we can collaboratively approach the challenges and opportunities we face within the industry."

Danny Sullivan Group

The School is led by our Partners - they direct and drive everything we do.

Become a Partner

Our Partners set the strategic direction of the School and identify key issues to address, new training to develop, supplier day and workshop content, and, just as importantly, ensure the good governance of the School.

Partners also receive a full package of benefits, such as: bespoke training workshops, speaking opportunities, supply chain tracking technology and real opportunities to collaborate and innovate alongside some of the key companies in the built environment sector (See our FAQs below to find out more about the offer).

Working with Partners, the School is committed to building the sustainability skills of the industry, and so continuously welcome new Partners on board who come from all levels of the value chain.

Becoming a Partner is a simple process, so to find out more or express an interest in becoming a Partner, contact Paul Parkinson at [email protected] or call 07568 052780.

Why become a Partner?

Partnership with the School offers many valuable resources and a wealth of knowledge and expertise through the opportunity of collaboration.

The value of Partnership

Our Partners talk about why they choose to work together in collaboration through the Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Questions?

See some of our frequently asked questions about Partnership.

Our Partner benefits can broadly be tailored to your organisation’s priorities and we would love to discuss your aims and objectives to see if becoming a Partner would be right for you.

Overall benefits can relate to your internal workforce as well as your supply chain and include:

  • Over £700,000+ of CPD accredited sustainability focused e-learning modules, bolted directly onto your own LMS

  • Up to 5 half-day, CPD accredited training sessions (focusing on topics of your choosing) for your internal teams or supply chains

  • A platform for you to engage with your supply chain on your key sustainability priorities

  • “Supplier Days”, hosted alongside other relevant Partners

  • Access to unique online statistics and data identifying the strengths and weaknesses in your supply chain through our Partner dashboard

  • The ability to set learning pathways and journeys for your internal colleagues and supply chains

  • Access to 8 Market Sector Groups, at which you can drive the School’s strategic agenda

  • Access to Category and Special Interest Groups at which you can collaborate with industry colleagues to implement sustainable change on topics such as labour standards or waste reduction

  • Building relationships and collaboration with senior decision makers in companies across the built environment sector

  • Over 170 training and supplier development sessions per annum

  • Ultimately – a more competitive, skilled supply chain, leading to bottom line returns


Looking for something specific or to understand more? Contact Paul to see if becoming a Partner would be right for you.

Becoming a Partner is a simple process. Contact Paul Parkinson to understand the Partnership offer.

No. Although we understand it could look like that. Larger organisations took the lead to help develop the School initially but now they’re intent on bringing in Partners from across the value chain. The School Partners welcome and actively promote becoming a Partner to companies from all sizes and sectors in the built environment. (For example; if you turnover £75 million or less the cost is only £6,300).

Still not sure? Contact Paul to find out if becoming a Partner could work for you.

No. The School is free at the point of use. We will not charge your supply chain for any of the resources. The School is funded by a combination of Partner fees, CITB and other funding bodies as and when appropriate. The School’s accounts are transparent, signed off by the Board and available for review by Partners.

Our pricing structure is tiered and split into 5 individual brackets:

  1. £11,550 – if your organisation would like to sit on up to 3 groups

  2. £17,325 – if your organisation would like to sit on up to 5 groups

  3. £23,100 – if your organisation would like to sit on up to 7 groups

  4. £26,250 – if your organisation would like to sit on all groups

  5. £6,300 – for mid-sized contractors & suppliers with under £75 million turnover or if your organisation will only sit on 1 category or regional group. (Please contact Paul to find out if you are eligible for this rate).

In short, it means that you are focused on developing the sustainability skills and knowledge of your workforce and supply chain. The School Partnership is a legally constituted partnership, and all Partners are required to sign a Partner Schedule which forms part of our Constitution, as well as our Code of Ethics.

Our Partners

The School is a collaboration between clients, contractors and suppliers who have a mutual interest in building the skills of their supply chain. They pay for the School, so it's all FREE for you.