Place Category: Employment
Fusion21 is a social economy business which promotes collaboration to save money and create jobs.
We improve lives and communities through our approach to procurement, employment and training.Working nationally the Fusion21 supply chain helps to deliver our clients capital and cyclical procurement works programmes, we create sustainable jobs for local people and also generate cashable savings.
Since 2002 when Fusion21 began, we have gained national recognition to our approach to collaborative procurement, training and employment.Delivering £25m of cashable efficiency savings, as well as many non-cashable benefits, creating 854 permanent jobs, generating an estimated financial benefit to Merseyside boroughs in excess of £30m, through regular paid work and reductions in benefit claims, winning the first ever Housing Corporation Gold Award for ‘Innovation In Procurement’ 2006 Winner of Women in Construction Awards 2008 ‘Best Training Scheme’ Winner of Women in Construction Awards 2009 ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ Winner of Homes and Communites Agency Awards 2010 ‘Investing In Skills’Winner of Regeneration & Renewal Awards 2011 ‘ Boosting a Local Economy’Our aim is to help create the conditions where it is easier to deliver efficiency savings, to control costs, to create jobs, to train people and to share best practice.
We work by collaborating with clients, residents, contractors and suppliers delivering a wide range of planned maintenance programmes, skills training courses and commissioned consultancy projects.
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
1) Fusion21 is the social enterprise that provides leading procurement and regeneration services
We are an award winning social enterprise who have gained national recognition for our collaborative approach with our members. We provide a wide range of procurement services and procurement frameworks that can meet the unique requirements of public sector organisations, large scale organisations and the third sector.
Accessing Fusion21 frameworks has enabled our members to deliver significant efficiencies in the procurement process whilst delivering cashable savings.
Fusion21 also enables our members to demonstrate the social impact of their procurement projects through our frameworks. We work to deliver social value on behalf of our members in the communities they work in. We work by collaborating with public sector, residents, local agencies, contractors and suppliers to deliver a wide range of programmes, skills training courses and commissioned consultancy projects.
2) Fusion21 work with over 190 public sector organisations on a range of procurement projects
We use our profits to generate social value through a number of outlets. Our core output is to deliver social value through our procurement work with our members- this has enabled us to create over 2,500 jobs to date.
We also use our profits to support other projects - aimed at generating the most social impact possible. For example, in 2016 we were key partners in the Big Issue Invest CSV programme- working with other organisations to create a social investment fund to encourage and finically support start up social enterprises.
Fusion21 also donates our profits to the Fusion21 Foundation which issues grants for community impact projects - in 2014/15 we supported 169 beneficiaries through Foundation projects and generated £5,349,243 of non-cash value through these projects.
3) Economic and social value created
To date, Fusion21 have delivered:
- £125m savings through the procurement process
- Created over 2,500 jobs
- Generated an estimated social value financial benefit in excess of £56m