Terms of Professional Partnership
Any company or organisation that provides professional services to the UK construction industry can be considered for Professional Partnership with the Considerate Constructors Scheme. This is aimed at encouraging those companies providing valuable services to the industry that impact on their considerate construction to join the Scheme and operate in line with the Scheme’s Code of Considerate practice.
Those wishing to be considered should apply in writing and may then be invited to become a Professional Partner by the Scheme.
Once a company has been accepted as a Professional Partner:
Professional Partners will:
Ensure registration of all construction companies, suppliers and/or sites, for which they are responsible or have influence over, and which fall within the remit of the Scheme.
Those Professional Partners who have supply chains that fall within the remit of the Scheme must endeavour to ensure these are separately registered as individual companies or suppliers.
Ensure all company employees are aware of the Professional Partnership and what this means. It is recommended that key personnel attend either a Scheme Seminar or Workshop.
Where appropriate or relevant include in all documents issued to contractors or industry clients, the expectation to register with the Scheme and the minimum expectation for an achievement of compliance.
Nominate a suitable senior representative from within the company to act as their contact for Professional Partnership matters and to represent their company at the Scheme Partners’ annual events.
Provide a link from their website to the Scheme’s website.
Proactively work with the Scheme to ensure they operate to considerate standards well as to ensure all those they influence also endeavour to work to the highest standards.
Act as an ambassador to the Scheme and provide comment when required.
Display partnership branding on all relevant documentation, promotional materials and vehicles.
Pay a fee of £850 per annum.
The Scheme will:
Where necessary provide an annual one on one meeting with the Professional Partner to review partnership and assist in any Scheme related actions.
Publicise and promote the Professional Partner’s commitment to the Scheme.
Issue a Professional Partnership logo for use on all marketing material and other company material and vehicles.
Issue a Professional Partnership certificate.
Invite Professional Partners to annual Scheme meetings.
Provide monthly benchmarking information and statistics comparing sites, companies and suppliers who have registered as a result of their Partnership alongside national averages.
Involve Professional Partners in the development and direction of the Scheme.
Provide relevant information to assist Professional Partners and those they influence in outperforming the basic expectations of the Scheme.
Provide a link from the Scheme’s website to the Professional Partner’s website.
Work with the Professional Partner to assist their understanding of the Scheme and its expectations and assist them in helping those they work with to understand the Scheme.