At hub South West we recognise that each project we deliver across the territory will bring additional community benefits over and above those delivered as a direct result of the facilities we build. Delivery of community benefits is a core objective of hub South West.
Any hub South West project will deliver enhanced economic value to the territory area via:
- Generating work for local businesses
- Business development assistance for SMEs to win more tenders
Advisory sessions for employers, including:
- Grant funding support
- Recruitiment/interview selection screening
- Training and development advice
- Help to set up company training plans
- Advice on local initiatives
• curriculum educational activities for schools, colleges, universities and unemployed groups
• educational site visits
- Training and skills development for sub-contractors
• Apprenticeship placements
• Graduate placements
• Return to work placements
- Employment creation
- Social and community improvements
- Improved access to services (via co-located and integrated services)
- Sustainability and environmental improvements
As an organisation one of our key performance indicators (KPIs) set by the Scottish Government is to ensure that, wherever possible, contracts are tendered to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the local territory area. These SMEs make up our Tier 2 supply chain. We offer SMEs advice and guidance on how to successfully pre-qualify and have the best chance of securing contracts through the hub project pipeline.
hub South West works closely with key contractors to engage with the local community throughout the lifecycle of each project. We will also work to support other local community initiatives through each project via community consultation undertaken at the development stages.