Local skip hire company, Skipit, has succeeded in securing a new work order with Willmott Dixon (WD) one of the UK's leading independent construction and property services companies – through liaison with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Supply Chain Project.
The RBKC Supply Chain, initially established in 2019 supports over 150 businesses in the borough and has helped to facilitate 11 new contracts for local business within the past year.
Based in Fulham, Skipit was initially put forward by the RBKC Supply Chain team for the skip hire opportunity at two of WD’s sites in the borough, at Hewer Street and Kensal Road.
The work order was initially declined by WD as their regular skip provider’s depot was much closer and more convenient for their site’s needs. However, the RBKC Supply Chain teams was able to negotiate with WD on Skipit’s behalf and encouraged WD, in the spirit of local procurement, to give them a trial period on the smaller of their two projects at Hewer Street.
WD has now placed an order with Skipit to supply and collect skips from Hewer Street which, if performed to a satisfactory standard, could become a key contract for the company over the next year.
Mo Mann, Director of Central Waste Services Ltd at Skipit, said:
“RBKC Supply Chain have been fantastic throughout this process and have helped us win an order from a top company which looked set to lose to their regular supplier. It is great to see the Council helping local businesses like this.”
David McAlpine, Project Director, RBKC Supply Chain, said:
“We are really pleased to see this work order secured for Skipit. It’s been a tough year so it’s great to see larger businesses supporting our smaller and local companies. Through the RBKC Supply Chain we aim to help our businesses get access to the opportunities created by public and private sector investment in the borough and upskill them to improve their chances of succeeding.
Homeyze Ltd was awarded the Sewer CCTV survey by WRM Group for their Kensal Raod project and have been very complimentary about their service
WRM is also talking to KCAW (Kensington and Chelsea Art Week) about designing some murals on their site hoardings in Kensal Road.
Willmott Dixon (Hewer Street and Kensal Road Housing) has placed a formal order with Skipit (Central Waste Services Ltd) to provide skips and collect waste on its Hewer Street site.
Frogmore/Gilbert Ashe – 47-69 Notting Hill Gate £20m new Hotel (173 rooms)-After long delays with demolition this project is about to start construction. They are due to complete in November 2022. Frogmore will be actively involved in overseeing local procurement progress. They will also introduce us to the German Hotel Operator, Ruby Hotels, who will have opportunities for local services, furniture and employees.
ISG Plc – 127 Kensington High Street-ISG is endeavouring to procure some its last few packages locally as we have had no luck with them up until now. Tender enquiries are going out to RK Sealants & Mastic Applicators Ltd, Remod Interiors for French polishing and TAG Services for the builders clean.
Register now for the Business Opportunities in Kensington and Chelsea free event we are putting on where you will meet buyers from 5 private sectors groups working on projects in the borough and hear from procurement officers in the Council about upcoming opportunities with the Council
We have just engaged with Crosstree and their agents Savills who are redeveloping the Kings Road Shopping Mall site into a retail, leisure and office complex. They are planning to source the furniture for the development from top designers in Chelsea. Crosstree will consider local compnaies for a number of technical surveys they need to carry out prior to appointing the main contractor.
WRM Group has appointed Homeyze to carry out a drain survey on its Kensal Road site; and invited branding compnay Run for the Hills to come up with a design proposal for the the reception area in the new development. It will shortly be going out to local company Acoustic Logic for Noise and dust monitoring. They are looking for a security compnay and pest control. And all this before a Main contractor is appointed.
We are working closely with Willmott Dixon which has been appointed by the Council to build new social housing at Hewer Street and Kensal Road. They have a strong commitment to local procurement. So far they have sent tender enquiries to 4 local companies and are referring local builders merchants and other trade suppliers to their Tier 1 subcontractors.
The Council is spending £375 million on its Capital Housing Programme over the next 5 years and we are asissiting them in embedding local procurement into their tender documents..
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