Announcing Excalon as Social Value Pioneers
At Social Value UK we are proud to announce Excalon as Social Value Pioneers.
In recent years,
Ahead of announcing
Why do you think social value is important? In your organisation, your industry or in wider society?
We consider social value to be a key focus for us as a business. Excalon is a leading infrastructure contractor specialising in the provision of services to the utilities industry. We therefore have a significant impact on local communities, working with Distribution Network Operators and Local Authorities to develop local infrastructure, linking communities through projects such as our work with ‘Transport for Greater Manchester’, to expand the Metrolink tram network throughout Greater Manchester and improve transport in the region, which is integral to the Government’s plans for Manchester and the proposed Northern Powerhouse.
Such projects demonstrate how Excalon contribute to the long-term and significant impact on local communities adding long term social value and economic development.
Does your organisation have a background in social value/social accounting/SROI?
Excalon already have a number of activities underway that demonstrate our Social Value commitment. This includes:
- Provision of Apprenticeship Opportunities
- Upskilling of existing employees through
the ApprenticeshipLevy using a variety of operational and professional training standards. Our people attended 792 training days in 2018 demonstrating our significant commitment to skills development.
- Recruitment from the local community and local school work placements (annually)
- Charity Fund Raising – most recently the Company held a successful fundraising Golf Day, donating the £10,000 raised in honour of
the Charity’sgreat work towards their latest appeal to raise £4m for an iMRIscanner.
What are your plans for your SVUK membership?
Through our membership as a Social Value Pioneer, we will focus on developing our Social Value Proposition further, joining workshops, Social Value working groups, webinars and utilising all resources available through membership.
We are working towards the Level 1 Social Value Certificate and will maintain a key focus on progression through the certificate levels over time.
We will commit to training those responsible for driving the Social Value agenda utilising the training available as part of the membership.
Katrina Beck, Head of People and Organisational Development said: “