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Wales Market Update September 2021

Published 16th Aug 21 - by rosiewatts

Wales Market Update: September 2021


Top stories for Wales this month:


SO Modular to recruit 250 new employees:

SO Modular a timber frame company in South Wales has increased its production by 700% following a six-figure investment. The increase in production means the South Wales organisation will be recruiting around 250 new members of staff. Find out More>>

State of the Nation Survey 2021 :

The UK BIM Alliance launched this annual survey to measure the understanding and adoption of information management using BIM across the UK built environment. Read More>>

Launch of the Green Jobs Taskforce’s Report to Government, industry and the skills sector:

This video discusses the launch of the Green Jobs Taskforce’s Report to Government, industry and the skills sector. Watch the Video>>

September’s  featured topic: Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Procurement is procurement that has the most positive environmental, social and economic impacts possible over the entire life cycle.

Take a look at the selected resources below to start to develop your understanding on the importance of Sustainable Procurement in Wales.

Sustainable Procurement resources recommended for you this month:

What is Whole life costing?Willmott Dixon provides an introduction to the concept of whole life costing. Read the document>>

How to be a responsible supplier –  This document provides advice on what small businesses need to understand about clients who are using the new ISO standard for sustainable procurement – ISO20400. Find out more>>

SDGS & Decision Making –  A Research Paper from the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey which looks into ‘Can the SDGs Provide a Basis for Supply Chain
Decisions in the Construction Sector?’ Learn more>>

Wellbeing in the Workplace Business Bytes

Join EMCOR UK & Welfare Hire on the 21st September from 10:00am -12:00pm at our Wellbeing in the Workplace Business Bytes.

Join this Business Bytes session to understand where your organisation is on the pathway to embedding wellbeing and pick up hints and tips about what you can do right now to help make this happen.

By attending this session you will:

  • Hear from EMCOR UK about levelling up workplace mental and physical health, including how implementing ISO 45003:2021 Occupational Health and Safety Management can help.
  • Hear from Welfare Hire who will share their research and best practice examples of linking on-site welfare with wellbeing.
  • Understand the various impacts Covid on employee wellbeing and how to effectively manage them in the workplace.


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