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Reducing Economic Inequality

The two key themes around reducing economic inequality are: creating new businesses, new jobs, and new skills; and increasing our supply chain resilience and capacity.


Creating new businesses, new jobs, and new skills

We are committed to training and developing our staff: since our first apprentice in 1881, we have continued to train our workforce.  Neville Special Projects is a member of the 5% Club and target and currently employ over 10% of staff as apprentices and trainees.


We look at ways in our local community, and through working with our clients, to offer work experience, visits, and use our skills and knowledge to invest in the local community, raising the aspirations of young people and inspiring them to consider careers in the built environment.


Neville Special Projects is a Chartered Building company, committed to training staff and supporting them through membership in the CIOB.


In 2024, we have committed to working towards membership of Investors in People, having previously been Investors in People qualified in 2010.


Increasing our supply chain resilience and capacity

Through managing and supporting our supply chain, some of whom are ex-Neville apprentices, we look to grow, develop, and upskill our own supply chain and reduce economic inequality.

As an SME ourselves, a key priority is using a local SME supply chain (within 20 miles of the site) on all our projects.  We understand the critical role cash flow plays in managing small businesses and the need to be mindful of payment terms in negotiating subcontract packages.


We are founder members, since 1969, of a construction training group, and are director members on the organising committee.  We assist our subcontractors with gaining their CSCS cards in the local area, and collaborate to offer fully funded NVQ training opportunities in an attempt to upskill our supply chain.  We also offer discounted training to subcontractors who can’t access their own training, and they are invited to attend our quarterly meetings to discuss best practice in construction training.

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