Sharing lessons and celebrating success so we can continue to deliver above and beyond for our clients

22nd December 2020

Our framework owes its success largely to the open collaboration between all of our carefully selected contractor partners. Recently I was delighted to be chairing one of our monthly Framework Account Manager meetings between the SCF team and our Contractor Partner Framework Managers. This time we were taking a look at 17 different projects, where either the Pre-Construction or Construction phase concluded since March 2020. We were keen to review challenges that had been overcome (not just those due to Covid-19 and Brexit!), also celebrate best performing areas and lessons learnt.

These projects represent over £275million of work delivered by 9 of our contractor partners for 16 clients.

Despite the challenges of this year, our contractor partners were proud to announce that they had scored some of their highest marks on their ‘collaborative approach’, with 12 client teams scoring our contractors a perfect 10/10.

Our contractors were keen to celebrate the robust and brilliant supply chain we have access to, and a special mentions were made to the following sub-contractors:

o EX2 Electrical Services
o Brown & Carroll (Joinery)
o Rephael Contracting (Joinery)
o Skonto Plan UK (Cladding solutions)
o Daletech Electrical
o MKR Construction
o DNS Interiors
o J Coffey (Groundworks and RC Frame)
o RM Penny (Groundworks)
o Connaught
o GHT Ceilings and Partitions
o MS Vents
o Middlesex Interiors
o Carlton Civil Engineering (Groundwork)
o Streif (Timber frame providers)
o P C Cooney (Groundworks)

Through this ‘lessons learnt’ process, SCF have been able to understand how to further improve the services we provide to ensure the very best for our clients. Going forward we shall be working on earlier engagement with designers and clients, to ensure more efficient handovers. And we would also like to maintain this year’s success, of handing over projects on-time and to budget (4 projects we reviewed were actually handed over ahead of time and 2 were under the agreed budget).

This sample of projects gave a good reflection of SCF’s continual drive to provide demonstrable social value through the projects it undertakes; with new educational institutes and centres for blue light services being built, an increased number of local job opportunities were provided, and unique ideas for social engagement being promote at different projects; our projects worked to benefit their local communities in so many ways.

If you would like to know more about our project success stories take a look at our case studies here:

St James CE Primary School

UK Hydorgraphic Office


Kingsley Clarke

SCF Operations Manager – South West