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.”