The Queen's Awards Magazine 2018

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Company Description in the ‘List of Winners’ preceeding the section, for checking: Procure Plus Holdings Ltd Procurement of goods and services for the social housing sector, generating a surplus that funds training programmes within its clients’ communities

PROCURE PLUS HOLDINGS PPH, comprising Procure Plus, Re:Vision and OSCO Homes in 2017, were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility, for its innovative approach to procurement. Procure Plus Specialising in the procurement of goods and services for the social housing sector, PPH generates a surplus that funds training programmes within its clients’ communities. This surplus is achieved through an intelligent approach to procurement that means its customers pay between 15-20% better rates. A nominal 1% of these nancial savings are then combined with exemplary social value, engaging with appropriate agencies and local Social Enterprises. PPH was recognised in 2017 with The Queens Award in the Promoting Opportunity (Through Social Mobility), for its sustained support for those who are furthest from the job market. In the last 9 years it has helped more than 1,500 people into sustainable employment. Osco Homes OSCO Homes is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Procure Plus that was created to oer a new, fairer way of delivering homes. Osco Homes’ properties are constructed through innovative modular building methods using light gauge steel panels that are assembled in a factory, based in HMP Hindley, and delivered to site fully nished externally. As well as streamlining the construction process and build times, the o-site manufacturing process reduces costs, allowing the company to pass on these savings directly to the purchaser. When forging agreements with housing providers, Osco Homes also ensures the build programme incorporates employment and training opportunities that lead to tangible social and economic benets for the wider community. Procure Plus Holdings Ltd

Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Paul Griths, presenting Mike Brogen, Chief Executive at Procure Plus (left) and Michael Brown, Chairman of Procure Plus (right) with the Queens Award for Enterprise, Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility in 2017.

is shockingly poor. Only 11% of workers in the construction world are female – and less than 2% of manual workers are women, according to the construction training and registration body CITB. At WotT our vision is for a national network of tradeswomen across the UK. A key objective for WotT is to start working with building trades and construction industry employers, to help them recruit and retain tradeswomen as a response to the current serious skills shortage, in order to achieve a better gender balance between their employees working in construction. Re:vision Re:vision is a subsidiary charity of Procure Plus. Re:vision is a North West’s charity aimed at helping local businesses and organisations reduce unemployment. Re:vision provides practical support, advice and access to funding to help employers and community groups get those furthest from the labour market back into work. Through its activity, Re:vision helps local businesses and organisations improve the lives of people in their area, build strong communities and safeguard their economic future. PROCURE PLUS HOLDINGS LTD Procure Plus Holdings Ltd, Duckworth House, Lancastrian Oce Centre, Talbot Road, Old Traord, Manchester, M32 0FP • Tel: 0303 030 0030 •

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Michael Brown, Chair of Procure Plus Holdings.

By working dierently, OSCO makes homes that are aspirational, aordable and bring opportunity to people outside of the construction sector, whilst making our communities better places for all. WotT – Women on the Tools We are delighted to announce that WotT has joined the Procure Plus Family by becoming a subsidiary of the group on 02 January 2018. Gender diversity in the construction industry

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