Keltbray joined Phoenix Enterprise Centre in July and now has a fully manned team operating out of Phoenix House headed by Project Manager Paul Simpson, with office administrator Barbara Sheffield in charge of the daily running of their office.
Keltbray is a privately owned business specializing in construction engineering and infrastructure solutions. They have adopted ‘The Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large, Private Companies’ to continuously benchmark our performance in pursuit of resilient long-term growth and success
Keltbray has always considered the community around our projects and delivered initiatives to support those who can benefit from construction developments. Before Social Value became such an established part of the industry we believed in being a good corporate citizen, a responsible business and one which people would benefit from. Since then, we have continued to grow and maximise the ways in which we can help, being open to any request and finding innovative ways to impact communities. Keltbray takes direct responsibility for delivering on our promises to consult, improve and leave a positive legacy in the communities in which we work.
Sellafield – ILW East Zone Phase 1 (Working for PPP (Programme and Project Partners))
Keltbray strive to employ locally where we can, understanding that a job opportunity can have a huge impact on a community. Our approach has previously supported a wide range of individuals, including the long-term unemployed, homeless, those suffering from mental ill health and ex-offenders. We work with multiple partners to support society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged members in finding sustainable employment.
For this project, we have focused on ensuring our opportunities reach the local people and have taken on a number of people. As above, we have also hired an intern and apprentice.
Keltbray has a Social Value Plan that stems directly from our Group Sustainability Strategy. It aligns our activities with group aims and targets our outcomes based on turnover to ensure all projects are considered with the community in mind.
Self-delivering a local legacy
Keltbray’s self-delivery model means we take direct responsibility for delivering on our promises to consult, improve and leave a positive legacy in the communities in which we work.
Through our Social Value team, who have direct access to the Keltbray Group Board, we develop and deliver tailored local community development initiatives.
Our contribution to the legacy of the development will benefit:
A Proven Approach to Social Value
At Keltbray, we work extremely hard to ensure that the communities in which we work benefit from the infrastructure development in their neighbourhood, not only during the construction phase but for years to come.
Our depth of project experience and breadth of group capability means we are second to none in our ability to meet and exceed the challenges set by Local needs. Part of our success with delivering social impact is our continuing investment in forming relationships and working partnerships with the organisations and charities that operate there, such as those mentioned – Chapter One, Princes Trust and the PPP internship scheme.
We have a dedicated Social Value team to support this which works alongside the project teams. This resource supports planning, local delivery and reporting. In addition to site-specific outcomes, the Keltbray Group has an established volunteering programme and The Keltbray Foundation to support the company’s charitable work.
Keltbray collect, report and measure all Social Value activity through a bespoke measurement platform that uses the Impact Evaluation Standard to calculate social return on investment.
The Impact Evaluation Standard takes into account Government standards to show where value is being added. It helps us to track our progress against targets and demonstrate our impact.
As well as this, our value is best measured through stories and case studies from local people and nearby charities who have been on the receiving end. Numbers are one part but hearing how our action has had an impact on someone is reason enough to keep on doing it.
Local to the project, community-led organization. Gives us an opportunity to work to support the community and ensure our rental costs or part thereof are helping.