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New Charter Building Company Ltd

April 10th, 2018 by
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New Charter Building Company Ltd is part of Jigsaw Homes Group Ltd, a new group of housing associations with more than 33,000 properties across the North West and East Midlands. The new organisation seeks to address the housing crisis by investing in a mix of quality homes across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire, including properties for affordable rent, shared ownership, Rent to Buy, for sale and private rent.


EEM present £33,000 cheque to Rainbows Children’s Hospice

March 27th, 2018 by

In February 2018, EEM hosted the 4th annual Building Communities Awards at the East Midlands Conference Centre where £33,000 was raised for Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

On 21 March, members of EEM staff had the privilege of visiting Rainbows to take a tour of the facilities, meet some of the staff and handover the money raised.

Without the support of the EEM network in the form of sponsorship, ticket sales, the donation of auction lots and raffle prizes and additional cash donations we would not have been able to achieve such a wonderful donation for Rainbows. A huge thank you to our headline sponsor, Nationwide Windows & Doors.

David Strudley, CEO of Rainbows said “What an amazing achievement to cap a truly brilliant evening! EEM set a target of £30,000 but raised a staggering £33,000.
“On behalf of the children and families, as well as the staff of Rainbows, heartfelt thanks for a magnificent event and a wonderful example of unstinting support. Thank you”

If anyone has any suggestions for the EEM charity of the year 2019, please email sophia@eem.org.uk


EEM Privacy Notice

March 22nd, 2018 by

EEM Privacy Notice

EEM (“we”) promise to respect any personal data that you share with us, or that we get from other organisations we work in partnership with and keep it safe.  We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything with it that you wouldn’t reasonably expect.

Our marketing communications include information about our existing & upcoming frameworks; events that we will be holding; and news about our ongoing work.  If you do not wish to receive these communications; or change your preferred channel(s) (e-mail, phone or post) then please contact sophia@eem.org.uk.

We take care and consideration when using your personal data to ensure that it is necessary and relevant.

This policy covers:

  • Where we collect information about you from
  • What personal data we collect and how we use it
  • How we keep your personal data safe and who has access to it
  • How your information is kept up to date
  • Your right to know what we know about you and make changes


Where we collect information about you from

We collect information in the following ways:

  • When you communicate with us directly
  • When you sign up for one of our events
  • Sometimes you may give this to an organisation working for us (Eventbrite) but we are always responsible for your data.
  • From information available publicly – such as LinkedIn; other social media sites where settings have given permission for information to be available; Companies House or information that has been published in articles / newspapers.


What personal data we collect and how we use it

We will usually collect the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your contact details (e-mail Postal Address)
  • Your job title

We will usually use this to:

  • Provide you with updates about our services, frameworks/contracts and event information
  • Understand how we can improve our services or information
  • Keep a record of your relationship with us
  • Make sure we know how you wish to be contacted

We do not share personal details with third parties, but if we run an event in partnership with another named organisation/s then your details may need to be shared.  What will happen to your data will be made clear when you register for an event.


How we keep your data safe and who has access to it

We have controls in place to ensure we protect your details:

  • Our network is protected and routinely monitored
  • We have a secure office and staff are trained to not leave information and computers insecure
  • We review who has access to the information we hold so your data is only accessible by the appropriate staff
  • We will only disclose your details where we are required to do so by the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors

How we keep your information up to date

On a routine basis we will ensure that we review the information we hold and that it is still current, correct and accurate.  However at any time we welcome you to contact us to let us know if your details change.


Your right to know what we know about you and make changes

You have a right to ask us to stop processing your data if it is no longer necessary for the purpose that you provided it to us for.  All you need to do is ask and we will stop.

You have a right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you at no cost.  If we provide you with information and there are discrepancies then please let us know and we will correct it.

If you would like to access your information – please send an e-mail to sophia@eem.org.uk.


Case Study: Family homes replace unused wasteland in Tibshelf

March 22nd, 2018 by

Twelve families have taken up residence in the latest homes to be built as part of Bolsover’s first council house building programme in a generation.


The B@Home Partnership, set up by Bolsover District Council, contractor Woodhead Living and procurement consortium EEM Ltd, has so far seen 33 homes built across the district.


The latest 12 two bedroom family homes on Derwent Drive in Tibshelf, are providing much-needed family housing to local people. The energy efficient properties are built with a ‘fabric first’ approach, which means each home is well insulated, secure, warm, modern and built to last.


Bolsover District Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “It’s always a pleasure to meet up with the families who will benefit from our new housing stock.


“We are proud of our achievements so far and delighted to be building quality homes for our communities and thanks to our contractor, Robert Woodhead Ltd, we are setting a high standard for the future of our District.”


Throughout the project, Woodhead Living’s site team has engaged as much as possible with the local community. From working with Tibshelf School to offer ten pupils work experience places, to taking on a local lad through a Traineeship programme, and offering him a full-time apprenticeship, to taking a group of school pupils on site visits, the project has enabled Woodhead to get involved with local construction workers of the future.


Tibshelf School students also built 20 bird boxes and tables, which have been installed around the site to encourage local wildlife to return to the development.


Woodhead has also worked with 19 local sub contractors, keeping 95% of its business from within 40 miles of the site, and buying 81% of its materials from within a 20 mile radius.


Woodhead Living Project Manager, Michael Faflik, said: “This site has transformed, and these energy efficient homes will make a huge difference to the families moving in. We’ve done as much as we can throughout the build to involve local subcontractors, engage with the local community and share our experience of the construction industry with young people living nearby.”



Oxford City Council

March 5th, 2018 by
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Oxford City Council are the strategic housing authority for the city and, with over 7,500 homes, a major landlord. They use their powers to improve the quality of both housing conditions and management in the private rented sector.


Loughborough University

February 20th, 2018 by
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Loughborough University is a public research university located in the market town of Loughborough, Leicestershire. The University offers academic excellence in a broad range of disciplines, from sport and exercise science to engineering, business and the arts, and was recently awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).


Building Communities Awards 2018 – What a result!

February 20th, 2018 by

Thank you…

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone involved in making the Building Communities Awards 2018 the biggest and best event EEM has ever held.

Without the support of the EEM network in the form of sponsorship, ticket sales, the donation of auction lots and raffle prizes and additional cash donations we would not have been able to achieve such a wonderful donation for our chosen charity. A huge thank you to our headline sponsor, Nationwide Windows & Doors.


A total of £33,000 was raised for Rainbows Hospice


David Strudley, CEO of Rainbows said “What an amazing achievement to cap a truly brilliant evening! EEM set a target of £30,000 but raised a staggering £33,000.
“On behalf of the children and families, as well as the staff of Rainbows, heartfelt thanks for a magnificent event and a wonderful example of unstinting support. Thank you”


We are delighted to be able to share the professional photos with you, taken by Dan Matthams danmatthamsphotography@outlook.com.
Please click here to view them on our Facebook page and feel free to download any of them to use on social media and websites. The hashtag for the event is #BCAwards18


Next year
The Building Communities Awards 2019 will be held at the Athena in Leicester on Friday 15th February 2019. If you would like to recommend an act for the entertainment, an alternative host or anything else, please contact Sophia.


…and congratulations!


Well done to everyone who was shortlisted this year and especially to all runner ups and winners. The shortlist is announced below.



Health & Safety Award
Sponsored by Cawarden Co 
Winner         J Tomlinson
Runner Up   Derby Homes
Finalist          DMW Safety
Finalist          Jefferies Contractors


Team of the Year Award
Sponsored by T&S Heating 
Winner         GH Response
Runner Up   Swift Fire & Security
Finalist          J Tomlinson


Contractor of the Year Award
Sponsored by Vaillant
Winner         ENGIE
Runner Up   Gedling Homes
Finalist          Vinshire Plumbing & Heating
Finalist          Sure Maintenance


Board Member of the Year Award
Sponsored by Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd
Winner         Kirsty Glover – Nominated by Derby Homes
Runner Up   Lynn Clayton – Nominated by Newark and Sherwood Homes


Community & Social Value Award
Sponsored by Johnstone’s Paint
Winner         Knightstone Housing
Runner Up   J Tomlinson
Finalist          Robert Woodhead
Finalist          Acis


Training Award
Sponsored by Dodd Group
Winner         Rykneld Homes
Runner Up   Robert Woodhead
Finalist          Fortem
Finalist          Nottingham City Homes


Tenant of the Year Award
Sponsored by J Tomlinson
Winner         Dennis Rees OBE – Nominated by Derby Homes
Runner Up   Stuart Belshaw – Nominated by NCHA
Finalist          Pam Wills – Nominated by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Finalist          Jean Clark – Nominated by Newark and Sherwood Homes


Collaborative Working Award
Sponsored by Vinshire Plumbing & Heating
Winner         J Tomlinson with Ashfield District Council
Runner Up   Matthews & Tannert with Mansfield District Council
Finalist          Fortem with Metropolitan
Finalist          Robert Woodhead with Bolsover District Council


Apprentice of the Year Award
Sponsored by Fortem
Winner         Abigail Munn – Nominated by Gedling Homes
Runner Up   Holly Osborn – Nominated by Derby Homes
Finalist          Jake Eames – Nominated by Ventro Group


Project of the Year Award
Sponsored by Hamilton Contractors
Winner         Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd
Runner Up   ENGIE
Finalist          Housing Plus
Finalist          J Tomlinson and Ashfield District Council


Social Housing New Build of the Year Award
Sponsored by Baily Garner LLP
Winner         ENGIE
Runner Up   Bolsover District Council and Robert Woodhead
Finalist          Nottingham City Homes and Robert Woodhead
Finalist          North Kesteven District Council


Social Housing Provider of the Year Award
Sponsored by Grafton
Winner         Derby Homes
Runner Up   Rykneld Homes
Finalist          Golden Lane Housing
Finalist          Acis Group


We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors on the night:

  • Nationwide Windows and Doors
  • Johnstone’s Paint
  • T&S Heating
  • Cawarden Co
  • J Tomlinson
  • Dodd Group
  • Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd
  • Fortem
  • Hamilton Contractors
  • Baily Garner LLP
  • Vaillant
  • Grafton
  • Hodgson Sayers
  • Jewson
  • Westville Group
  • Total Reclaims
  • YBS Insulation
  • Robert Woodhead
  • Avonside
  • Rixonway
  • Matthews & Tannert














Strata Solutions

February 8th, 2018 by

Strata are a forward-thinking company wholly owned by three innovative local authorities in the south west of England.

Strata provides IT support services to East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council. Their approach values simplicity and flexibility. Their mission is to empower local government to serve their communities.


Gedling Borough Council

February 8th, 2018 by
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Gedling is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England.


North Kesteven District Council

February 8th, 2018 by
North Kesteven

North Kesteven is a local government district in the East Midlands. Just over 100 miles north of London, it is east of Nottingham and south of Lincoln.


EEM Framework for CCTV Maintenance Services is Now Ready to Use!

January 24th, 2018 by

The EEM Framework covering the installation, inspection, maintenance and repairs and the programmed servicing of CCTV systems (EEM0037 – Lot 3) is now ready to use. This is a nationally awarded Framework.

Congratulations to our newly awarded contractors;

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For more information in relation to this Framework, please contact one of the team by e-mailing info@eem.org.uk.

New EEM frameworks

January 24th, 2018 by

For details on current EEM frameworks, please visit www.eem.org.uk/framework


Frameworks recently awarded:

Door Entry & CCTV (EEM0037)

The following contractors have been successful in joining the framework covering the service, maintenance, repair and installation of door entry and CCTV systems including automatic doors, roller shutters, barriers and access control systems.

Lot 1 Door Entry Low Rise

  • AGS Tech (Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and West Midlands)
  • Baydale Control Systems (National Coverage)
  • Certus Security (Greater London and the Southern Region)
  • CRS Communications (East Midlands)
  • EFT Systems (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands)
  • Openview Group (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • SCCI Alphatrack (Greater London and the Southern Region)
  • Security Surveillance Services (East Midlands, West Midlands, Greater London and the Southern Region)

Lot 2 Door Entry High Rise

  • AGS Tech (West Midlands)
  • Baydale Control Systems (National Coverage)
  • Certus Security (Greater London and the Southern Region)
  • CRS Communications (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Northamptonshire)
  • EFT Systems (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands)
  • Openview Group (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • SCCI Alphatrack (Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Greater London and the Southern Region)
  • Security Surveillance Services (East Midlands, West Midlands, Greater London and the Southern Region)

Lot 3 CCTV Systems

  • Baydale Control Systems (National Coverage)
  • Chromavision (Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Greater London and Southern Region)
  • EFT Systems (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and the West Midlands)
  • Mytec Group (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands)
  • Openview Group (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • SCCI Alphatrack (Southern Region)
  • Security Surveillance Services (East Midlands, West Midlands, Greater London and the Southern Region)



Passenger Lift Installation, Modernisation and Refurbishment Works (EEM0041)

The following contractors have been successful in joining the framework to undertake safe and compliant installation of new bespoke lift solutions or refurbishment and modernisation works to existing lifts.

  • Axis Elevators (Greater London)
  • Classic Lifts (East Midland and West Midlands)
  • Lift & Engineering Services (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Morris Vermaport (East Midlands)
  • Precision Lift Services (Greater London)
  • Rubax Lifts (West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Stannah Lift Services (East Midlands and West Midlands)


Supply & Distribution of Materials (EEM0068)

 The following suppliers have been successful in joining the framework for the supply and distribution of materials including general building materials, timber and joinery materials, plumbing and heating, cosumabe items and much more. The framework covers a range of service ptions including over the counter collections, deliveries, van stock management and bespoke managed stores.

  • Bradfords Building Supplies
  • Grafton Merchanting
  • Jewson Supply Partnerships
  • Wolseley UK


Supply & Installation of External and Internal Wall Insulation, Render Systems and Associated Works (EEM0046)

 The following contractors have been successful in joining the framework to undertake external and internal wall insulation works, installation of render systems and associated insulation, roofing, guttering, builders and ancillary works for high and low rise insulation and render programmes.

Lot 1 Small Projects – Less than 30 Properties

  • Cornerstone (National Coverage)
  • Ellipse Energy (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Hamilton Building Contractors (Lincolnshire and Greater London)
  • Jefferies Contractors (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and West Midlands)
  • Sustainable Building Services (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Westville (East Midlands and West Midlands)


Lot 2 Large projects – More than 30 Properties

  • Cornerstone (National Coverage)
  • EON Energy Solutions (Lincolnshire and Greater London)
  • Fortem Solutions (National Coverage)
  • Hamilton Building Contractors (Greater London)
  • Jefferies Contractors (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and West Midlands)
  • Keepmoat Regeneration (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Sustainable Building Services (East Midlands, West Midlands and Greater London)
  • Westville (East Midlands and West Midlands)


Out to tender

External Door and Windows Installation only – Closing date 22nd February

Fire & Intruder Alarms – Closing date 9th March


Due to be renewed or created 2018/19

  • Adaptations Works – New framework will be live April 2018
  • Damp Proofing and Associated Works – New framework will be live April 2018
  • Supply of Electrical Materials – New framework will be live April/May 2018
  • Stairlifts, Hoists and Disabled Access Equipment – New framework will be live June 2018
  • Scaffolding – New framework will be live July 2018
  • Single & Double Glazing (Supply & Install) – New framework will be live August 2018
  • Fire Door Sets (incorporating Passive Fire Works) – New framework will be live August 2018


What a year!

January 11th, 2018 by

2017 – wow what a year!

It has been a fantastic year of growth and change for EEM, as our total number of members to date rises to 110!

As we look ahead to another packed and busy 12 months, we thought it was worth reflecting briefly on 2017 and what the year has meant for the EEM team.

We’ve not only grown our membership by 23%, from 84 (as reported in our Annual Report 2016/17), to 110 today, we’ve also been working closely with our members to build fantastic projects and programmes of work through our frameworks. In fact the throughput in the frameworks is projected to double to £116m, in this year’s (2017/18) final figures.

Just a few examples of the work we’re doing with members includes:

  •  We launched the first council house building programme in a generation for North West Leicestershire District Council. Robert Woodhead Ltd is building 24 new houses and bungalows on two sites in Coalville and Ashby De La Zouch, while offering a number of work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.
  • We began working with new member Derbyshire Police, which is investing in up to 70 of its police stations, to make them better places to work for their officers and those visiting the buildings
  • When Mears Group PLC heard how EEM operates, they invited senior team members to their head office, to confirm the benefits of procuring through EEM. The company, which works on more than a million properties, has confirmed it will begin purchasing its materials through EEM frameworks from April 2018 (read more here)
  • Work continues to progress on Bolsover District Council’s New Bolsover Model Village and the B@Home Partnership, both programmes of work being delivered by Nottinghamshire family construction company, Robert Woodhead Ltd (more on the Model Village here)


As well as all the fantastic work going on between our Members and Contractors, we’re also celebrating ourselves, as the EEM team has expanded and moved its team to brand new offices in South Normanton. The move will enable the team to further grow, and give Members and Contractors the opportunity to use the available space and meeting rooms at very low rates.


Chief Executive, Pete Smith, said: “As we look back on another fantastic year, and look ahead to celebrating our fourth annual Building Communities Awards next month, it feels like another great start to the year. The team will be really busy again this year I’m sure, as the success of EEM’s frameworks continues to build.

 “We’re now working with a much wider range of organisations, and we hope to continually extend our offer, welcoming even more new members in 2018.”



Supply Chain Showcase

January 11th, 2018 by

In October 2017 we held another, well attended, Supply Chain Showcase to give our contractors the opportunity to show off the products and services they offer to Members through EEM’s frameworks.

 The event, which we now hold each year, also gives Members the opportunity to talk face-to-face with contractors, to learn more about the products and services, which could help them deliver upcoming projects.

 We’ve listened to all the feedback we had from visitors following the event, so we make the necessary changes to improve it for next year. Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer their thoughts, it really helps us to put on an even better event for 2018.

 Next year’s Supply Chain Showcase will take place on Wednesday 10th October 2018, again at Trent Vineyard.

 In response to feedback, the event will see a reduction in stands from 100 to 80, and lunch will be brought in to the main event room encouraging all to network.  We have changed the day to a Wednesday so that more parking spaces will be available, but we shall still encouraging visitors to use trams at the discounted rate or car share. There will be at least one guest speaker on the day, so we will be creating topical seminars in the morning which will be repeated in the afternoon. The main focus will remain on the supply chain, with an added touch of ‘education’ following feedback from Members.

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EEM has chosen Rainbows as its charity of the year

January 11th, 2018 by



By conducting a vote within members, this year EEM has chosen Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People as  its charity of the year, raising thousands of pounds to support this incredible East Midlands based charity.

Rainbows is a hospice specifically set up to support children and young people with life limiting illnesses. In addition they offer much needed support to the parents and siblings of these young people through the hardest times of their lives.

The hospice helps to relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and offer end of life care to all of the children who stay with them. They aim to brighten the short lives of the children and families and help to bring happiness and create special memories .

Rainbows receives less than 20% of its funding from Government Bodies and so rely on donations to keep them going.  The money raised by EEM this year will mean so much to this wonderful charity and will mean it can continue the invaluable work its staff do.

David Strudley, CEO of Rainbows, said: “We’re really grateful to EEM for choosing Rainbows as its Charity of the Year. All the money raised will go towards our vital work at the hospice helping children, young people and families going through the toughest of times. So we’d like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at EEM for their support, they really are making huge difference.”

Rainbows has helped so many families since it opened its doors in 1994 and below is an example of just how valuable its support is.


Heidi’s story

 “When I met with other mums and saw other children, I knew my daughter was in some way different. Nobody else could see it but I could.”

In February, Heidi celebrated her 21st birthday, a day her parents never imagined would come. When she was 18-months-old, Heidi was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development. The condition, which affects around one in 12,000 girls born each year, results in profound and multiple physical and communication disabilities.

For the last two years Rainbows has given Heidi and her family a new lease of life. Mum Tina said: “Rainbows has been fantastic. It is a break for Heidi and a break for me. Rainbows gives her time out and a chance to experience new things. She absolutely loves music therapy as well as complementary therapy.

“Heidi really loves going to the hospice and I didn’t realise how isolated we were until going to Rainbows. I attend the Parent/Carer group and the coffee mornings and it has opened up a whole new world for me. I feel very accepted at Rainbows and I have never had that before. We are both getting so much out of it. To be part of Rainbows is just amazing.”

After her daughter’s diagnosis Tina, gave up her career as a hairdresser to look after Heidi, spending nine hours a day just on her routine. Most of that time was taken up feeding her. They could never go out anywhere as it was too difficult.

Heidi, who will never be able to walk or talk, doesn’t sleep well at nights as she gets pains in her joints and is often sick. For the last five years, Tina has slept in her room.

When she was 19, Heidi got very poorly. She was in hospital with various conditions, including Sepsis and after three weeks, parents Tina and David were told there was no hope for their daughter. “We were told she wasn’t responding to anything and everything was shutting down,” said Tina. “Heidi had never been to Rainbows but I said if it came to it, I wanted her to go there to die. I wanted her to be in a homely situation where people could come and visit her and not be in a clinical environment.

“At that time, she stayed in hospital and I was just numb. I had given in and I accepted what the doctor told me. It was like I was in a dream.

All of the family came to the hospital to say their goodbyes and it was though I was watching someone else in that situation. I kept thinking I was going to wake up.

“We did a memory box with handprints and some of her hair and filled it with photos to capture every memory.”

Then four days later, Heidi opened her eyes and very slowly smiled.

She then began to steadily improve. “Things then became different for Heidi,” said Tina. “She can’t eat now but we think that is a good thing as she doesn’t have to struggle anymore. Plus, instead of it taking up our whole day, we can now go out and it has opened a whole new chapter for us.

“I never like to look ahead, I just take each day as it comes. One day she could be well and the next she is at death’s door. Heidi is my best friend. We spend all day together and do so much together, it does actually feel weird when she is at Rainbows. Heidi is an amazing, happy person and I wouldn’t have her any other way.”


Rainbows pic



We’re looking for a Procurement Officer!

January 11th, 2018 by


As EEM continues to expand, we need to grow our team and the following vacancy is being advertised.

£22,667 – £34,538      (fully qualified CIPS in the Public Sector starting salary £28,485)

Full time, 37 hours per week – Flexible hours offered

27 days annual holiday, pro-rata, plus statutory holidays


The Procurement Officer will support the Head of Operations to provide a cost efficient and effective procurement service for EEM Ltd Members. You will be expected to carry out EU compliant public procurements, supporting members’ requirements and focusing on outcomes.


Main purpose of job

  • To support the Head of Operations in the provision of a cost efficient and effective procurement service for the Members of EEM Ltd
  • To undertake EU compliant public procurements supporting the members requirements and focused on outcomes.
  • To create, post and manage EU tenders using the Delta e-sourcing solution or the EEM E-Procurement platform in an auditable and compliant manner.
  • To work with the membership to compile specifications and tender documentation to meet the vast majority of members requirements.
  • To assist with the evaluation and scoring of tender submissions.
  • To work with new and existing members to identify efficiency savings available through the use of EEM and their compliant Frameworks and Contracts.
  • To liaise with manufacturers, distributors and contractors prior to tender engagement and following ensuring compliance and consistency is maintained.
  • To support the correct application of Frameworks and Call Off Contracts by Members.
  • To evaluate spend analysis with existing and potential new members providing transparent advice on best practice.
  • To attend events and or meetings as necessary being a representative of EEM.
  • To substitute for other EEM Employees in time of absence of during busy periods.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the successful procurement of frameworks, contracts and Call off contracts meeting the requirements of the membership.
  • To use the e-procurement solution and Contracts Finder to manage all stages of the procurement including adherence to the reporting requirements of the 2015 procurement legislation.
  • To support the Head of Operations in pro-actively planning procurements supporting the wider EEM membership.
  • To undertake compliant Public procurement that is focused upon the requirements of the membership from cradle to grave.
  • To meet the requirements of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  • To work / liaise with the EEM membership to establish their priorities, business profile and future spend activity.
  • To liaise with the EEM membership and Contractors to identify improvements and lessons learnt from the use of previous Contracts and Frameworks building any lessons learnt into all future tender activity.
  • To facilitate workshops with members related to procurement activities that support the majority.
  • Represent EEM or substitute for the Head of Operations at meetings with members, contractors, fellow consortia or the Homes and Communities Agency as necessary.
  • To analyse annual savings generated through the use of the EEM Frameworks and Contracts, generate reports for the member.
  • To undertake administration duties where other resources are unavailable, working with a small team where all shall be treated equally.
  • To act in compliance at all times with EEM’s policies and procedures and Health and Safety requirements.


The job description accurately reflects the requirements of the post at the time of writing. It does not fully describe all activities, and all staff are required to operate flexibly within the company’s structure. Other activities commensurate with this job description may from time to time be undertaken by the job holder.

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For more information, call Rebecca on 01246 395603 or email rebecca@eem.org.uk


We’ve moved!

January 11th, 2018 by

Many of you will have visited the EEM team at our offices in Annesley, where we’ve been based for the past six years.

As the team has continued to grow and expand, to serve the ever-expanding Membership, we’ve outgrown our serviced offices and have made the move to lease our very own building, just off Junction 28 of the M1 in South Normanton – just a few minutes drive away.


Meeting Rooms to Hire

With our own building, and a whole second floor of meeting space, the new offices not only help us to grow, they also provide our Members and Contractors with rooms to rent, which can be used for meetings/events and even product showcases. We provide free hot drinks and can arrange buffet food where required.

With excellent parking, easy access directly off the M1 and a number of nearby amenities, make sure you think of us the next time you need a meeting space to rent. We will be charging very low rates, with Members receiving a 50% discount on all room hire.

For those who didn’t attend our Office Open Day in December, please contact the team on 01246 395610 for more information on renting the office space.


Our new office address is:

Unit 3 Maisies Way
South Normanton
DE55 2DS


If you require further information on room rental then please get in touch via


Willow room



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Setting the Standard for Best Practice: Sustainable Building Services & Nottingham City Homes

January 11th, 2018 by

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Highlighted by an independent energy efficiency report as delivering ‘exemplary performance in installing energy efficiency measures’, EEM contractor, Sustainable Building Services (SBS) has been working with Nottingham City Homes, to deliver a solid wall insulation scheme to more than 1,100 private and social housing properties. This partnership has been created via the EEM framework for EWI, IWI, Render Systems and associated works (EEM0046)

SBS worked with system designer PermaRock Products and energy firm E.ON to deliver the measures successfully across the city.

The scheme was praised for the way it had been devised, briefed and procured through EEM, and for the added value resulting from close collaboration. The report says: NCHs detailed knowledge of the housing stock meant they could develop a clear brief, and allowed them to structure the procurement around archetypes. (This) meant contractors could provide a competitive price. The bid process was weighted towards quality, technical knowledge, best value and a commitment to ensuring that the works would deliver important social benefits.’

Close collaboration from the start set the tone for the whole project. All partners shared an office and took a team-based approach to problem solving. SBS and PermaRock also set up a dedicated training centre where over 400 operatives received project-specific instruction.

Over the course of the last EEM framework, SBS was responsible for installing solid wall insulation to more than 2,750 properties, consistently delivering on budget and ahead of schedule. At the Building Communities Awards 2017, the company took home the Innovation Award, and was named Contractor of the Year.

EEM recently published its tender evaluation results for its new four-year solid wall insulation framework. In it SBS was ranked highest for quality and price across all five sub-lots.

New Bolsover Model Village – first tenants back home!

January 11th, 2018 by

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Procured through EEM Ltd using the framework for the Sustainable Refurnishment of historic buildings (EEM0062), Phase One of the New Bolsover Model Village renovation project is now complete.

Handover took place in November and EEM Member, Bolsover District Council, now has  tenants settled in their newly renovated homes.

The £10million project being delivered by Robert Woodhead Ltd began in November 2016. Woodhead Improve and Woodhead Heritage, the company’s specialist arms, are carrying out essential repairs and restoring architectural features including windows and doors at the 194 Grade II listed properties. The properties will also see their original features restored such as new cast iron rain water goods and re-pointing of brickwork and chimneys. In addition all 138 Council-owned properties will receive repairs to their roofs and internal thermal insulation.

As part of the scheme, training and work experience opportunities have been made available to local young people, with up to eight apprenticeships offered, 10 positions for local trades people, a tenant liaison officer and admin officer.

New tenants, Gemma Kennedy and Sam Warwick, moved from one property on the estate to another one, which was completed at the end of October. The couple are delighted with their new home.

“I love the way the house still has its classic look outside but is total modern on the inside,” said Gemma. “It will be much easier to decorate now and the new windows are amazing because they are better to clean compared to the old ones which were draughty and let the dirt in.”

Sam added: “We can’t believe how warm it is. We can have the heating on lower and the house retains the heat much better than our previous home, also you can’t hear any outside noise due to the quality of the insulation.”

Work continues on the New Bolsover Model Village as more and more properties are completed every month.


Watch the video and find out more about the transformation project





Mears work with EEM to achieve more benefits for EEM members based on ‘shared values’

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This year will mark the start of an initiative between EEM and one of its member contractors, Mears Group PLC, which will increase the annual throughput on materials by at least £40m.

This initiative will benefit all EEM members, putting us in a stronger position during 2018/19 negotiations. The plan could be officially launched at one of Mears’ Thought Leadership Conferences in the new year, giving the round-table style event the chance to discuss material pricing and identifying the best ways for the initiative to work.

Previously sceptical about procurement consortia, Ian Watson, Mears’ Procurement Director, said it was meeting EEM Chief Executive, Pete Smith, that changed his mind.

“Frankly before meeting Pete, I was always at odds with other procurement consortia I’d met. I couldn’t understand how they were going to add value to our business. But Pete’s not-for-profit mantra, giving the surplus back to members for community gain, meant it was just a no-brainer for me.

“EEM’s transparent and simple approach; ensuring every member, however big or small, still benefits from the same savings, along with their focus on communities and giving back to end users, really aligns with our own values as a company. Neither us or EEM makes a profit on the materials we buy, ensuring every saving made is passed back to the communities we serve.

“As a company we are also very committed to communities, offering every one of our employees the option to take two free days a year to complete voluntary work in our local communities. Knowing how strongly EEM feels about giving back to these communities, we felt working with them was a very natural move.”

Mears, which works on more than a million properties across the country, provides a range of services to its customers, from repairs and maintenance, to estate services, planned maintenance, new build, home improvement and housing management services.

Pete Smith, EEM’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside Mears Group. We do truly share the same values and know the importance of supporting the organisations we work for, providing ultimate benefits to the customers.

“I look forward to working with the Mears team to maximise the benefits for all of the EEM members as we move forward into 2018. It’s going to be a fantastic year.”

Investing in IT – and still handing out community donations!

January 11th, 2018 by

Investing in IT – and still handing out community donations!

To improve our day-to-day service for Members, we’re investing part of the surplus we make in our IT services this year.

We’ll be creating a dedicated procurement portal, which will be more intuitive and help Members access information about the frameworks, materials and suppliers, easily and effectively. We will also be investing in greater IT analysis, helping our teams to be better informed, and therefore able to support Members and Contractors, with even more knowledge and statistics.

By creating an EEM Procurement platform we can be more proactive in our procurement activity, by having a holistic view of what our members are planning for the future, which should help bring even greater efficiencies. At least one other Consortia is proposing to support EEM during the development, enabling their members to take advantage of standardised procurement documents.

Although we will be investing in our IT services, this will not affect the Community Donations figure, which is also taken from the company’s surplus. This year, we still plan to invest £144,000 in our Members’ community projects, as part of our annual donations scheme.

We will be updating you during the year on our progress with the new IT procurement portal, available to Members later in 2018.

The Building Communities Awards 2018 – it’s coming!

January 11th, 2018 by

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This year’s Building Communities Awards will be held on Friday 16th February 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre.


The event will be sponsored by Nationwide Windows and Doors and we’re really looking forward to hosting around 400 housing and construction professionals to recognise the significant contribution social housing providers, contractors and manufacturers make to our communities.

We would like to congratulate all of last year’s winners and wish this year’s nominees the best of luck.

The shortlist was announced on Friday 22nd December and this year’s finalists are listed below:

Collaborative Working

Sponsored by Vinshire Plumbing & Heating


  • Fortem & Metropolitan
  • J Tomlinson & Ashfield District Council
  • Matthews and Tannert & Mansfield District Council
  • Robert Woodhead & Bolsover District Council


Community & Social Value

Sponsored by Johnstone’s Paint


  • Acis Group
  • J Tomlinson
  • Knightstone Housing
  • Robert Woodhead


Team of the Year

Sponsored by T&S Heating


  • Gedling Homes
  • J Tomlinson
  • Swift Fire and Security


Health and Safety

Sponsored by Cawarden Co


  • Derby Homes
  • DMW Safety
  • J Tomlinson
  • Jefferies Contractors


Tenant of the Year 

Sponsored by J Tomlinson


  • Dennis Rees OBE    (Derby Homes)
  • Jean Clark    (Newark and Sherwood Homes)
  • Pam Wills    (Hinckley and Bosworth)
  • Stuart Belshaw    (NCHA)



Sponsored by Dodd Group


  • Fortem
  • Nottingham City Homes
  • Rykneld Homes
  • Robert Woodhead


Board Member of the Year

Sponsored by Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd


  • Kirsty Glover    (Derby Homes)
  • Lynn Clayton    (Newark and Sherwood Homes)


Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Fortem


  • Abigail Munn    (Gedling Homes)
  • Holly Osborn    (Derby Homes)
  • Jake Eames   (Ventro Group)


Project of the Year 

Sponsored by Hamilton 


  • Housing Plus
  • J Tomlinson and Ashfield District Council
  • Keepmoat
  • Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd


Social Housing New Build

Sponsored by Baily Garner


  • Keepmoat
  • Bolsover District Council  & Robert Woodhead
  • Nottingham City Homes & Robert Woodhead
  • North Kesteven District Council


Contractor of the Year

Sponsored by Vaillant


  • Gedling Homes
  • Keepmoat
  • Vinshire Plumbing & Heating
  • Sure Maintenance


Social Housing Provider of the Year

Sponsored by Grafton


  • Acis Group
  • Derby Homes
  • Golden Lane Housing
  • Rykneld Homes


Throughout 2017 we were raising money for our chosen charity- Dementia UK – much of which was possible thanks to those who attended the Building Communities Awards. Thanks to all of your support and generosity at last year’s event, we were able to raise a huge £28,000 to help the charity recruit and train Admiral Nurses to support families coping with Dementia across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.


This year we are hoping to match, or maybe even exceed, last year’s fundraising target for Rainbows Hospice, a fantastic charity set up to care for children and young adults with life limiting conditions and also support their families through the most difficult of times.


There are just a few tickets left for the Awards evening, if you want to join the other 400 guests attending, then please get in touch with Sophia as soon as possible on sophia@eem.org.uk or call 07496 493053. For more information on the night, or to view the menu, as well as the raffle and auction prizes, please visit the website: www.bc-awards.co.uk


We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors on the night:

  • Nationwide Windows and Doors
  • Johnstone’s Paint
  • T&S Heating
  • Cawarden Co
  • J Tomlinson
  • Dodd Group
  • Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd
  • Fortem
  • Hamilton Contractors
  • Baily Garner LLP
  • Vaillant
  • Grafton
  • Hodgson Sayers
  • Jewson
  • Westville Group
  • Total Reclaims
  • YBS Insulation
  • Robert Woodhead
  • Avonside
  • Rixonway
  • Matthews & Tannert




Community donations at work!

January 11th, 2018 by

Community donations at work!

 EEM has once again exceeded expectations, with increased turnover during the financial year 2016/2017, resulting in an operating surplus of £144,000, despite keeping commission on materials at just 1%.

 Being a ‘not for profit’ organisation, our surplus has been shared between the Members using our frameworks, all relative to their activity across the year. Shared in the form of community donations, the surplus is given back to each member, under strict instructions to use it for supporting the communities it serves.

 We have been contacted by several of our members to let us know what the donations have been spent on, with some examples below:

 Gedling Homes- Part of the £5,960 donation has been spent on running a ‘Theatre break for two’ competition to raise further funds for Cancer Research. The winners receive an overnight stay in London and top tickets to a show of their choice.

 Westworks-Aster Group- The £513 handed over has been put towards a community project at a school for children and young people with severe learning difficulties. Icknield School, Andover received a full refurbishment and this donation has supported this fantastic project.

 A1 Housing Bassetlaw Ltd- A1 had £8,179 donated by EEM and this money will be used to help with a new build community centre in the local community.

Supplier focus – Amble Electrical

January 11th, 2018 by

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 Amble is ‘switched on for service’ this year

Amble Electrical is one of the UK’s leading wholesalers and distributors of electrical supplies, and one of the electrical contractors on EEM’s framework for the supply of LED lighting over the counter (EEM0045).

Amble focuses on the demand from the end user and adapts to meet their needs, and the needs of electrical wholesalers. Its customers need quality electrical supplies, in good time, from a reliable supply chain – a target Amble always aims to achieve.

One of Amble’s strengths in the industry is its commitment to satisfying the demands of customers and offering a wide range of products and solutions from today’s leading manufacturers. This, paired with its staff’s dedication to delivering excellent customer service, is the winning combination when seeking out a new supplier.

The company motto – ‘switched on for service’ – is verified by the NQA, which acredited Amble’s efficiency and professionalism with a prestigious ISO 9001 certificate.

A recent example of their work…

Birmingham University recently made the switch to LED lighting in its Medical School. Amble supported the university by providing LED replacements for 500 fittings.

The fittings were made specifically to the university’s specification  andsupplied with a specially made bezel fitting to adapt to the existing fitting holes.

Not only did the LED lighting solution look fantastic, it delivered over 50% energy saving, reduced the maintenance factor with no need to change the LED lamps, and also provided a £23,600 saving on the fittings, against the specified product quotation.

For more information, please contact info@eem.org.uk.








South Kesteven District Council

January 9th, 2018 by
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South Kesteven District Council are committed to creating the environment to provide good housing for all across South Kesteven. The growth plans for the district anticipate the development of thousands of homes in Grantham at the North West Quadrant/Poplar Farm and the Southern Quadrant creating employment and skills development opportunities over a number of years and encouraging people to live and work in the district.


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