Construction Impact Framework set to deliver £100,000 of social investment in first year

Jake Nicol, Ken Ross, Sara Lawton

A LIVERPOOl based company is set to deliver £100,000 of social investment in its first year of operation. Construction Impact Framework (CIF) was designed to create more opportunities for small to medium sized (SME’s) building contractors whilst delivering social impact across communities. CIF is an OJEU compliant framework that provides public sector organisations with a hassle-free way to procure construction services.

The brain child of Sara Lawton, former Managing Director of Toxteth Fire Fit Hub, CIF has already worked with a range of clients, including two north west universities and a Manchester based NHS trust, securing over £20,000,000 of work for its supply partners.

It can often be difficult for SME’s to navigate the complex regulatory environment that governs procurement in the public sector. CIF offers an easy route to market and measured its Supply Partners on the quality of their work and customer service, staying true to its mantra that best value doesn’t mean lowest cost.

CIF invests a portion of its profits into social projects, supporting local communities and delivering positive change. CIF’s unique social business model has generated interest from across the country with enquiries from as far afield as London. However, it is Liverpool where CIF is focussed on making a difference.

Sara has a strong background in delivering change in the community and has won several awards for her work, including Merseyside Woman of the Year in 2014.

Speaking about her desire to make a positive impact in her own community, Sara said: “It’s been a really positive first year for us and we’ve had good exposure across the North West but we’re always looking to do more.  It really is a unique model and not only helps our suppliers, who are predominantly SMEs, but also delivers real, tangible benefits for local communities.

“I’ve worked on a number of social projects in Liverpool and I’d be delighted to have the opportunity to support such projects through CIF. There’s nothing like a project taking off and seeing for yourself the difference it is making to people’s lives.”

Any organisation that is delivering a project covered by OJEU regulations and is interested in learning about the Construction Impact Framework can send an email to info@ciframework.co.uk to find out more.