ISG collaboration & best practice recognised in multiple areas by NWCH

We are delighted that ISG and our people have been recognised in the first ever North West Construction Hub (NWCH) virtual event.

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We are delighted that ISG and our people have been recognised in the first ever North West Construction Hub (NWCH) virtual event.

Those that were selected have epitomised the NWCH ethos of betterment, knowledge share, best practice, innovation and collaboration.

ISG collected Social Value Contribution of the Year for the Manchester City Council SEMH Schools programme. We successfully delivered three social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) schools for Manchester City Council back in summer 2021. The schools – Southern Cross, Camberwell Park and Castlefield Campus, provide highly inclusive learning environments for students of different ages with diverse special educational needs. The quality and attention to detail in design and delivery will enable these students to gain vital skills and reach their full academic potential. The schools programme delivered some £12.7m of social, local and economic benefit and has been named as a finalist in the “Community Project of the Year 2022” of the 2022 Construction News Awards.

The Special Recognition award went to Joy Woods, Senior Value & Sustainability Manager at ISG. The Social Value special interest group or 'SIG' that Joy also chairs, was recognised as SIG of the Year.

Joy Woods presenting with two graduates

Joy Woods (right) and team running a recent career session  

It’s great for the Social Value SIG to receive recognition for all their hard work, the group members are so committed and passionate about creating impact through collaboration. I find it extremely rewarding to work alongside NWCH and contractor partner colleagues to enhance the value that the framework delivers, bringing benefits to clients and communities.

Joy Woods, Senior Value & Sustainability Manager, ISG 

Finally, Neil Walker, Framework Director at ISG, was recognised for Outstanding Contribution to the NWCH. Ian Hall, Framework lead at the NWCH praised Neil as a tremendous advocate for the framework who has made an outstanding contribution since its inception, providing proactive support, offering advice, and sparking useful debates.
Neil Walker and Prince Harry shaking hands on a building site

Neil Walker welcomes the Duke of Sussex to the DIY SOS Big Build which ISG supported with Manchester City Council in 2015

I am touched and honoured to be recognised in this way by the NWCH. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the NWCH team over the years and fellow contractor partners, and still firmly believe in the NWCH as a shining example of a ‘gold standard’ framework – providing a platform for collaboration, innovation and better outcomes in the construction industry in the north west region.

Neil Walker, Framework Director, ISG

A massive congratulations to our winners and everyone who supports ISG’s activities on the framework.

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