Bell Group UK Working with Eastern Procurement
Bell Decorating Group has been working in collaborative partnership with Eastern Procurement over the last 5 years providing external and internal painting, and prior to paint repairs to Social Housing members stock, via the painting and decorating framework. We are delighted to be have been placed on the framework for a further 4 years and look forward to delivering future works to members via our network of 31 regional branches.
“The Eastern Procurement Framework has provided clients that Bell Group work with the ability to simplify and reduce procurement costs through smarter, more efficient purchasing. allowing them to work with Bell Group as their contractor of choice”
Stuart Ridsdale, BDM Bell Group
Bell Group UK Working with EP Members
Bell Group have delivered contracts for Eastern Procurement members such as Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Aldwyck Housing, Flagship Group and Freebridge Housing. Clients have benefited, and continue to benefit from, regional delivery, value quality and service and social value.
Social Value: Our Social Value policy focuses on 4 key areas: Inspiring Young People, Social Inclusion, Community Regeneration and Employment, all of which are aimed at engaging with and improving the lives and opportunities for disadvantaged groups
A recent community initiative delivered for Flagship Housing where Bell Group and Flagship employees re-painted a playground area for residents
Bell Decorating Academies – Leaving A Legacy, Inspiring the Future
Our founder George Bell started his career as an apprentice decorator, as did 2 of our main board directors. As a result, we have always believed in developing our own tradespeople. We currently employ 167 apprentices which is over 20% of the decorating apprentices in the UK. To help improve the standard of candidates we have developed Bell Decorating Academies.
We have established 11 academies so far, by the end of 2019 we will have 18 academies nationally with over 400 students enrolled. We work with school leavers to bring them into the Painting and Decorating industry and guide them through a diploma course. Our involvement invigorates the students and engages them, gives them a purpose, and provides them with a platform to create a successful career in our industry. We work with them to get them ready for work and to truly understand our industry. We will be looking to engage with EP members to engage with their employment opportunities from their local community.