December 2023 newsletter

As the year draws to a close…

It’s a fitting moment to reflect and express our gratitude for the journey we’ve undertaken together. 

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Our Clients

Welwyn Hatfield
Thanet District Council
Notting Hill Genesis
London Metropolitan University
Reading Borough Council
Islington
Great Ormond Street

June 2023 newsletter

As we close the first half of the year

We take a moment to reflect on what an eventful six months it has been for the LCP.

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Our Clients

Welwyn Hatfield
Thanet District Council
Notting Hill Genesis
London Metropolitan University
Reading Borough Council
Islington
Great Ormond Street

December 2022 newsletter

As 2022 comes to an end…

We take this time to reflect on a year full of challenges and achievements coming out of unprecedented times with the pandemic. As usual, the LCP were extremely busy supporting our members and engaging with more suppliers than ever before.

We will carry this momentum over into 2023 and strive to help all our members and stakeholders achieve their goals as we continue
to grow.

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Our Clients

Welwyn Hatfield
Thanet District Council
Notting Hill Genesis
London Metropolitan University
Reading Borough Council
Islington
Great Ormond Street

Winter 2020 newsletter

Building on our success

2020 has been a year full of challenges and as we approach the festive season there is plenty to reflect on.

At LCP we have been busier than ever, supporting more members and engaging more suppliers than any previous year in our history and we are looking forward to building on our success in 2021 and beyond.

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Our Clients

Welwyn Hatfield
Thanet District Council
Notting Hill Genesis
London Metropolitan University
Reading Borough Council
Islington
Great Ormond Street

Spring 2021 newsletter

What have we been up to?

It’s been a case of start as you mean to go on here at the LCP. And 2021 got off to a flyer! It is on course to be our busiest year ever, with some exciting developments to how we support our members just around the corner.

As referenced in the last LCP newsletter we have been working on a new e-sourcing andcontract management portal.

We have developed the technology from scratch and are in the final testing stage prior tolaunching what we believe to be a unique and market leading system.

We’re looking forward to sharing our new LCP portal with you very soon. Look out for updates on the launch as well as training and demo sessions in the coming weeks.

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Our Clients

Welwyn Hatfield
Thanet District Council
Notting Hill Genesis
London Metropolitan University
Reading Borough Council
Islington
Great Ormond Street

January 2022 newsletter

A glimmer of optimism

We all thought 2020 was a difficult year but 2021 gave it a run for its money and proved particularly challenging in the world of construction. Well-documented scarcity of materials saw unprecedented price increases and simultaneously led to delays in project completion across all sectors.

December offered a glimmer of optimism as product lead times shortened suggesting that suppliers to the industry were getting to grips with backlogs and measures to increase capacity were paying off. This had a positive impact on material inflation with the lowest month-on-month increases since March.

Perhaps the biggest challenge going into 2022 is the combination of a shrinking labour market and rising wages. Figures from The Office of National Statistics show that at the end of September 2021 there were 43,000 unfilled vacancies across the industry, the highest figure in over 20 years.

Employers are having to raise wages to retain existing staff and attract new ones which creates additional pressure, particularly for SMEs. If you have any examples of how contractors are addressing these challenges why not share them with us at lcp@haringey.gov.uk.

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Our Clients

Welwyn Hatfield
Thanet District Council
Notting Hill Genesis
London Metropolitan University
Reading Borough Council
Islington
Great Ormond Street

June 2022 newsletter

Celebrating a decade of success

In June 2022 we celebrated being in business for 10 years!

We have, for the last 10 years, connected the public and private sectors, promoted opportunities for them to work together and enabled successful projects and relationships.

We have commissioned 491 projects with a value of over £860 million! We operated three end-to-end procurement platforms with over 750 contractors.

In our newsletter we cover some of the outcomes we have helped deliver for public sector organisations, businesses, people and places.

We also invite you to attend our webinar hosted by 3Fox and The Voice of Authority, which forms a part of a series of webinars dedicated to “pressures on procurement”.

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Our Clients

Welwyn Hatfield
Thanet District Council
Notting Hill Genesis
London Metropolitan University
Reading Borough Council
Islington
Great Ormond Street