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HM Land Registry

November 30th, 2017 by
HM Land Reg

HM Land Registry register the ownership of land and property in England and Wales.



November 29th, 2017 by

Bromford’s social purpose is to inspire people to the best that they can be. They believe that everyone has potential and they provide a range of services to enable their customers to unlock their potential.


Building Communities Awards 2018 – Deadline Extension!

November 20th, 2017 by

There’s only a limited time left to submit your entries for the BC Awards 2018.

The new deadline for all entries is 10pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

The categories for the 2018 awards are:

  • Collaborative Working
  • Community & Social Value
  • Team of the Year
  • Health & Safety
  • Tenant of the Year
  • Training
  • Board Member of the Year**
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Project of the Year
  • Social Housing New Build
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Registered Social Housing Provider**

**Open to EEM Member organisations only.


If you would like to enter one or more categories, please click here to download the Awards Application Pack.

Please send the completed pack along with your submission(s) to Sophia (Events & Communications Officer): sophia@eem.org.uk once completed.

For more information about the BC Awards, please visit the Awards website: www.bc-awards.co.uk.











The Gateshead Housing Company

November 14th, 2017 by
Gateshead Housing Company

The Gateshead Housing Company are a non-profit organisation responsible for the day-to-day management of almost 20,000 homes. They aim to provide quality homes and customer-focused services in Gateshead.


Ability Housing

November 13th, 2017 by

Ability Housing are a company limited by guarantee and registered at Companies House, a registered charity, and a registered provider with the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA). At Ability, ‘to live more independently’ means customers having more choice and control over their lives, and having equal access to housing, mobility, health, employment and community involvement.


EEM are moving!

November 9th, 2017 by
New Office Address - Social Media

EEM are moving! From the 4th of December 2017, EEM’s head office and mailing address will be as follows:

3 Maisies Way
The Village
South Normanton
DE55 2DS

Please be sure to update your records accordingly.

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

EEM BC Awards Applications

November 2nd, 2017 by
BC Awards ad Social Media

There’s only a limited time remaining to submit your applications for the 2018 BC Awards taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Friday the 16th of February 2018.

The categories are:

  • Collaborative Working
  • Community & Social Value
  • Team of the Year
  • Health & Safety
  • Tenant of the Year
  • Training
  • Board Member of the Year*
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Project of the Year
  • Social Housing New Build
  • Contractor of the Year
  • Registered Social Housing Provider* 

*Open to EEM Member organisations only.

If you would like to send an application for one or more of the categories, please refer to the BC Awards website for more information: www.bc-awards.co.uk/nominations.

If you would like to attend the event, discuss sponsorship opportunities or donate a raffle prize, please e-mail EEM’s Events & Communications Officer Sophia Cox: sophia@eem.org.uk.

EEM Materials Framework Now Ready to Use!

October 31st, 2017 by

The new EEM framework covering the Supply and Distribution of Materials (EEM0068) is now ready to use.

The successful contractors are;

  • Grafton Merchanting GB
  • Jewson
  • Wolseley
  • Bradfords

For more information in relation to the framework, please click here.


Warwick DC

October 19th, 2017 by
Warwick DC

Warwick is a local government district of central Warwickshire.

  • It is a major landlord in its own right, letting and managing over 5,000 properties at affordable rents.
  • It maintains a housing register for those requiring social housing in the district and for dealing with homelessness.
  • The council also works with other social landlords, normally housing associations, to ensure additional affordable housing is built, working closely with the planning department.
  • The Private Sector Housing Team is responsible for inspecting privately owned properties that are rented out.


EEM BC Awards 2018 – Entries Now Open!

October 17th, 2017 by

It’s time to start putting together your entries for the Building Communities Awards 2018! We’re inviting all those in the housing and construction industry to enter one or more of our new and improved categories for this year.

Have a look below to find out more about the categories and writing your entries. It’s free to enter and all submissions must be sent to us by 10pm on Monday 20th November 2017.

We will announce the shortlist on Friday 15th December 2017, and the awards ceremony will take place on Friday 16th February 2018.


The Event

Hosted by EEM Ltd, the annual black tie event expects to see nearly 400 housing and construction professionals this year at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Tickets are priced at £60+VAT (tables seat ten guests). As well as the awards ceremony itself, the event will include a drinks reception, three course dinner, charity auction and raffle. It will be followed by live entertainment, midnight snacks and for those staying over, or just staying out late, there will be a cashless casino set up in the De Vere Orchard Hotel next door.


Applying for an Award Category

To apply for a category, please complete the Awards Application Entry Pack. You can access and save the Pack template by clicking here. Please return your completed entry to sophia@eem.org.uk.


Writing your Entry

  • Entries should be submitted by email to sophia@eem.org.uk before 10pm on Monday 20th November 2017. EEM Ltd reserve the right to extend the deadline.
  • Late entries will be rejected unless circumstances are exceptional, in which case EEM Ltd will make the final decision about whether to accept the late entry.
  • Entries must include a 50 word summary, which will be used for PR purposes and therefore must not contain confidential information.
  • Entries will be no more than 1,000 words, which should not be covered in the supporting document. Entries (apart from the summary as stated above) will be treated as confidential by EEM Ltd and the judging panel.
  • Supporting materials can be submitted to help the judges evaluate your entry. Material could include reviews, media coverage and additional information about your entry, as well as any details on partner organisations which contributed.
  • Each entry can include up to five supporting photos and up to three videos (specifically relevant to the category and entry submission), supplied as web-accessible links.
  • At the time and date of submission, entrants agree that the information supplied is truthful and accurate.
  • All shortlisted organisations will be posted on both the EEM and Building Communities Awards websites on Friday 15th December.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries one organisation can make.
    • Please ensure you have secured the appropriate rights and clearances for all materials and images submitted. The Building Communities Awards or EEM Ltd will not be liable for any copyright, trademark, patent infringement held against entries.
    • Entrants must have the written permission of any third party involved in the entry, or with whom they have worked on the project, prior to its submission in these awards.
  • There is no entry fee, although at least one representative must be present at the awards ceremony on Friday 16th February 2018 for all shortlisted organisations.
  • All winners will receive one glass/acrylic award. If you would like a duplicate award manufacturing, please advise at the time of entry. Duplicates will be chargeable to the entrant.
  • A category may not be entered by the organisation providing sponsorship for that particular category.
  • All categories are awarded based on the decision of our independent panel of judges.
  • The decision of the judges is final and numerical scores only will be provided on request as feedback to any non-shortlisted entrant. Judges may not be approached by entrants for additional feedback.


The Categories

Collaborative Working Award (max 1,000 words)

For this award, judges will be looking to see shining examples of partnerships, which have resulted in successful programmes of work. Entrants must demonstrate how they have collaborated with others, taken a seamless approach, aligned values and shared best practice and risk. You should show how working together as one, you were able to innovate and find better ways of working, sharing skills to solve problems and taking on challenges head on. Use facts, figures and supporting information to show how effective your approach was, and the difference it made.


Community and Social Value Award (max 1,000 words)

This award will be presented to the organisation which shows the greatest understanding of the communities it has been working in, and delivered notable benefits for local people and the surrounding environment. Judges will be looking to see positive community impact, examples of the social value achieved, backed up with tangible facts and figures, outlining clearly what level of value has been added through a project.


Team of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

Whether your team works together on site, delivers an ongoing service within an organisation, or even brings different people together on a project, such as a group of residents, judges will be looking for the team that works best together to achieve shared goals. It’s important to show what the team does best collaboratively, as well as making it clear what the individual contributions have been, and how people’s skills and attributes were crucial to its success. Identify how the team has overcome challenges, communicated efficiently and successfully, and achieved measurable results.


Health and Safety Award (max 1,000 words)

Open to all sectors of the construction industry, this award will be presented to the organisation which can demonstrate a real commitment to compliance with health and safety legislation. Judges will want to see how entrants have employed an innovative approach to implementing systems, while embedding health and safety requirements into a companywide policy, or a particular project. You must be able to show how your success was measured and recorded, demonstrating quantifiable improvements.


Training Award (max 1,000 words)

Judges will be looking to present this award to the organisation which shows how training and development sits at the heart of everything it does. Entrants can focus on all aspects of training and employee development, from apprenticeship schemes to work experience, community-driven initiatives and even targeted higher education programmes. The entry should show how an organisation works with external training providers, further and higher education establishments, as well as highlighting the innovative ways an organisation has delivered schemes successfully.


Social Housing New Build Award (max 1,000 words)

A new category for 2018, this award will be presented to a contractor, registered social housing provider (or both), which has delivered an outstanding new build project. Judges will be looking for quality in design, innovation in build delivery, not to mention the added value initiatives which delivering wider benefits to the communities surrounding new build sites. Entrants must evidence how the success of the project was measured, the impact it had on the end user, as well as the challenges overcome and lessons learnt to achieve best practice.


Tenant of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

This award celebrates an individual tenant who has gone the extra mile to improve the lives of others. Judges will be looking for someone who carries out work in their own community, and the wider area, delivering projects to improve the local environment, or the day-to-day lives of their neighbours, or a specific group of fellow residents. The category also celebrates those individuals committed to working alongside their landlords to improve services to others.


Board Member of the Year Award (EEM Members Only) (max 1,000 words)

Open to EEM members only, this award will be presented to a Board Member who has shown outstanding service to their organisation through the giving go their time, talents and resources. New to the Building Communities Awards this year, this category will celebrate the Board Members who go above and beyond their expected role, giving their all to furthering the goals and objectives of the organisation they represent. Judges want to hear examples of how a Board Members has led the organisation towards further success, supporting and developing an overall business strategy.


Apprentice of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

This award will be presented to an apprentice who has shown the most dedication to both their job and training, seizing opportunities to develop and working hard to achieve their qualifications. Judges are looking for an individual who has made a significant contribution to their employer, the team they work in, and the people they are working for. Entries must demonstrate how an apprentice has worked as part of a team, what they have done to further themselves and develop new skills, and how their aspirations for the future have helped motivate them to achieve more. Include examples of the challenges an individual has faced, what barriers to learning they may have experienced, and how they overcame them.


Project of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

In under 1,000 words, judges are looking for entrants to show how effectively an organisation, or a team of partners, has delivered an outstanding project efficiently, within budget to an excellent standard. From innovative design, to a positive health and safety record and the quality of the finished product, entrants must be able to demonstrate the success of their project through statistics, figures and anecdotal evidence of particular initiatives, community schemes or innovations.


Contractor of the Year Award (max 1,000 words)

In looking for the Contractor of the Year, the judges will expect to see examples of those contractors who have exceeded required levels of health and safety, found ways to reduce construction costs, brought projects in before time, while demonstrating business performance improvement. Entrants must show examples of successful project delivery, overall business objectives which aim to achieve positive outcomes for clients, such as social value, and demonstrate how they have successfully overcome challenges.


Registered Social Housing Provider Award (EEM Members Only) (max 1,000 words)

For EEM members only, this award will be presented to a registered social housing provider, which demonstrates best practice in building communities across the region it serves. Judges will be looking for an organisation which embraces collaboration with its contractors and builds strong relationships with project partners, stakeholders and communities. An organisation, which not only employs a supply chain, but supports it and demonstrates an understanding of the importance of local labour, and supporting a local supply chain to deliver a wider impact on the regional economy. The entrant must show how it puts its customers first, through positive collaboration with its key partners.


If you have any questions in relation to the application process, sponsorship opportunities or reservations, please e-mail EEM’s Events & Communications officer, Sophia Cox: sophia@eem.org.uk.



New framework: Door Entry & CCTV Systems (EEM0037)

October 5th, 2017 by

The EEM framework for Door Entry & Access Control (Service, Maintenance & Installation) has been updated and re-tendered and is now ready for use.

For further details about EEM frameworks, please click here.

For further details about the Door Entry & CCTV Systems framework, please click here.


Brighton & Hove City Council

September 25th, 2017 by
Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove City Council is the local authority of the city of Brighton and Hove which is a city in East Sussex, in South East England.


Longhurst Group

September 19th, 2017 by
Longhurst - website

With more than 18800 homes across the Midlands and beyond, Longhurst Group is one of the region’s leading housing and care providers.


LACE Housing

September 19th, 2017 by
LACE Housing - for website

LACE Housing specialises in the provision of housing and support services for older and vulnerable people in the county of Lincolnshire and surrounding area.


L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

September 19th, 2017 by
LEAD Academy for website

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is a partnership of schools in the East Midlands with the clear objective of delivering the best possible outcomes for children.


Newsletter – September 2017

September 13th, 2017 by

Please click here for the September EEM Newsletter.










EEM now supporting over 100 members nationwide

September 1st, 2017 by

Established in 2010 with 5 founding members as part of the Homes and Communities Procurement Efficiency Initiative (PEI),  EEM now supports 87 housing providers, 4 NHS trusts, 3 police districts, 4 universities, an Academy Trust (consisting of 26 academies) and 3 likeminded procurement consortia whom we are proud to partner with.

Whilst EEM’s core area is the East Midlands, the South and Wales areas are covered by partnering with Westworks, Advantage South West and South East Consortia who have a combined membership of 67 (EEM class these as 3 members). More enquiries are being received nationally due to the efficient model which has been designed to support the Public Sector obtain the best value from a free membership. The increase in membership has resulted in the projected throughput for 2017/18 to exceed £100 million (70% increase on 2016/17) with over 100 new call off contracts signed since April 2017.


Members who have joined EEM since August 2017 include:

  • Oadby and Wigson Borough Council   (Aug 2017)
  • Riverside  (Aug 2017)
  • Durham University   (Aug 2017)
  • Catalyst Housing   (Aug 2017)
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council   (Aug 2017)
  • L.E.A.D. Academy Trust    (Aug 2017)
  • LACE Housing     (Sep 2017)
  • Longhurst Group     (Sep 2017)


Pete Smith, Chief Executive of EEM, said:  “I am so proud of what the whole team has achieved over the last seven years, we have listened to feedback from the members and developed a transparent, efficient solution that works for the membership. Reaching 100 members, 100 new call off contracts and £100m throughput this year so far, are all massive milestones for EEM, it really is a pinch me moment.

“Linking these great milestones to the fact that over the past 3 years we have collected £58,000 for charity and a further £458,000 given as Community Donations over the past 4 years really does show that EEM are on the right track. We are proud that our smallest member with 150 homes receives the same rates as our largest member of 67,000 homes; our aim is to ensure that the Public Sector receive the best overall value. To continue the positivity, another announcement will be made in the Autumn which will be of benefit to all members who use EEM material supply chain”


Click here to view the full list of EEM members.

If you are a public sector organisation interested in benefiting from free EEM membership, please email info@eem.org.uk or call 01623 729945 to find out more.



Pictured: EEM Chief Executive, Pete Smith














Secured by Design (SBD) to appear at EEM Showcase

August 25th, 2017 by

Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, will be joining one of its member companies – Bamford Doors – on their stand at the EEM Supply Chain Showcase in Nottingham, on Thursday, 14 September.

Bamford Doors, who are the nominated contractor on the EEM Communal Entrance Doors framework and who has an aluminium modular single leaf communal entrance doorset accredited with SBD, will be among more than 90 exhibitors at the annual event, which is open to all public sector organisations.

SBD Development Officer, Alfie Hosker, who will be attending the event, said: “This is a really good opportunity for us to team up with Bamford Doors and get our products and services in front of an important audience for the benefit of both our organisations.”

The EEM Showcase is an exhibition style event providing a ‘relaxed and friendly’ opportunity for public sector organisations to network with contractors, manufacturers and suppliers.

The Showcase is at Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Easter Park, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2PX on Thursday, 14 September from 9am-4pm. Entry is free for public sector organisations.

Visit: www.eemshowcase2017.eventbrite.co.uk


Secured by design - OPSI logo Over 60mm Col

Bamford Doors:

Secured by Design:
Our aim is to achieve sustainable reductions in crime through design and other approaches to enable people to live in a safer society.
Tel: 0203 8623 999
Email: enquiries@police-cpi.co.uk
Our promotional film: https://youtu.be/ODyknW50XXc








We are recruiting!

August 18th, 2017 by

To enable us to continue to support to our growing membership, we are recruiting for the following roles:


Data Officer Apprentice:   Click here for application details

A great opportunity to join EEM Ltd in Annesley, Nottingham. Supporting the Data Manager in all aspects of data management, extraction to analyse and produce reports.  This is a varied and interesting role for a keen and ambitious apprentice.  You will be working as part of a supportive and friendly team and your main responsibilities will include duties such as:

  • To support the Data Manager in all aspects of data management, extraction, to analyse, produce reports;
  • To support the business and its membership in the provision of a cost efficient and effective benchmarking service;
  • To monitor the levels of access to the online Pricebook and to identify possible breaches of members;
  • To support the Data Manager in preparation work and in meetings with manufacturers, contractors, suppliers and distributors to ensure and verify that all rates held within the online quotations system are current;
  • To attend events and or meetings as necessary being a representative of the company;

Weekly wage £203.50

37 hours per week – Flexitime

A full Job Description is available upon request.


x2 Procurement Officers:   Click here for application details

Due to increasing demand for our services we are looking to recruit an experienced Procurement Officer to join our team based in Annesley, Nottingham. You will be in charge of creating and issuing OJEU compliant tenders for goods, works and services preferably in the construction industry. Previous experience working in a procurement role in the public sector is essential. Immediate start available.


-Experience of undertaking procurement activity through the EU

-Previous experience working in a procurement role in the public sector

-Positive/proactive attitude and experience of working in a team

You will be expected to create tender documents to refresh to meet current legislation and use an e-procurement portal that the company manages to secure contractors or suppliers that offer best value.

You will form part of a team and therefore will not be the sole procurement professional.

Immediate start available.

37 hours per week – Flexitime

Salary: £23,398

A full Job Description is available upon request.








Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

August 15th, 2017 by

Nuneaton and Bedworth is a local government district with borough status, in northern Warwickshire, England, consisting of the densely populated towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth, the village of Bulkington and the green belt land in between.


New framework: Internal & External Wall Insulation

August 15th, 2017 by

The EEM framework for External and Internal Wall Insulation, Render Systems and Associated Works has been updated and re-tendered and is now ready for use.

For further details please click here.









BC Awards 2018 – Announcements

August 15th, 2017 by

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The annual Building Communities Awards are hosted by EEM Ltd to celebrate achievements in the housing and construction industry. The black tie event is attended by almost 400 professionals and over the last 3 years an impressive £58,500 has been raised for charity.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We have limited sponsorship opportunities which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The generous sponsors enable us to host this event and raise money for charities who need our support. Please click here for details.


New categories for 2018

Please see below the brand new Building Communities Awards categories:

Collaborative Working Award
Community & Social Value Award  *NEW*
Team of the Year Award
Health & Safety Award
Tenant of the Year Award
Training Award
Board Member of the Year Award  *NEW* 
(See notes)
Apprentice of the Year Award
Project of the Year Award
Social Housing New Build Award  *NEW*  
Contractor of the Year Award
Registered Social Housing Provider Award  *NEW*  
(See notes) 


Notes: These 2 categories are only open to EEM Members.


More information will be coming soon and we will be accepting entries from Thursday 14th September 2017. The closing date will be Monday 20th November 2017 and the ceremony will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on Friday 16th February 2018.

For more information contact EEM Events Officer  sophia@eem.org.uk









Catalyst Housing Association

August 9th, 2017 by
Catalyst Housing

Catalyst Housing Association provide more than 21,000 homes in London and the South East, through a wide range of rental and homeownership opportunities.


Durham University

August 8th, 2017 by
Durham University

Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, North East England with a second campus in Stockton-on-Tees. It was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837.


Riverside Group

August 8th, 2017 by

Based in Liverpool, Riverside are proud to be one of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, offering affordable housing and support to people of all ages and circumstances.


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