Under S106 main contractors have a range of legal obligations. Failure to comply, especially in London, can result in penalties of up to £7-10k per apprentice.

In our experience Project Managers / Operations Directors are typically very busy people. They rarely have the time or interest to get involved with the detail of S106 compliance.

Strive Development offer a complete ‘delegate and forget’ solution. With our industry leading track record you can rest assured that your obligations will be met on time, on budget and to specification.

“We engaged Amanda Winder of Strive Development to assist us with achieving our Employment & Skills/S106 obligations. She quickly established a comprehensive tracking document that gave us a clear picture of how we were doing across all projects and where we needed to focus our efforts to ensure that targets were met.

She has built a rapport with the site teams and worked with them to develop project specific plans; recognising the time demands that they face.

Over the few months we have been working with Amanda, we have found her to be professional & flexible in approach. She has enabled us to take a more systematic and strategic approach to Employment & Skills Targets.”

Richard Watts, Operations Director, Osborne

S106 Obligations and Services

Your obligations and how we can help fulfil them:

  • Developing an Employment & Skills Plan to meet your S106 obligations
  • Assisting with writing Social Value/ S106 aspects of bid
  • Managing the Employment & Skills Plan

Assisting With Writing Social Value/S106 Aspects of Bid

Research

  • We can research the local area to establish what are the key priorities for the local authority
  • We can facilitate a social value workshop to determine approach
  • We can identify key community groups to engage with
  • We can use our experience of working with a number of London boroughs and a few councils outside London
  • We can build relationships with key stakeholders

Writing The Bid

  • We can answer social value/s106 questions within a bid (not environmental)
  • We can create innovative solutions
  • We can attend interviews/workshops as requested

Developing an Employment & Skills Plan to meet your S106 obligations

Research

  • We can research the local area to establish what are the key priorities for the local authority
  • We can identify key community groups to engage with
  • We already have relationships with a number of London local authorities and a few outside London

Developing the Employment & Skills Plan

  • We will discuss with you the key trades involved in the project, their duration & average number of personnel
  • From the data gathered and our experience, we will develop a draft employment & skills plan
  • Together with the Project Manager we will negotiate the employment & skills plan with the local authority

Managing the Employment & Skills Plan

Managing the Plan

  • Working with your commercial team, we will look to build into your supply chain’s contracts their obligations
  • Meet with your supply chain and discuss their apprentice and local labour requirements and support them in meeting them
  • Produce regular reports updating both yourselves and the local authority on progress against targets on the Employment & Skills Plan
  • Engage with local job brokerages, schools, colleges, community groups and other key stakeholders as appropriate
  • Plan & organise, in conjunction with yourselves, community events, site visits, work experience
  • Monitor progress of apprentices
  • Develop case studies/good news stories that can be utilised in bidding for future work

Track Record

Strive Development have:

  • Negotiated local authority apprentice targets down from 56 to 30 and achieved apprentice targets on the project – reducing the contractor’s obligations
  • Negotiated apprentice target down from 27 to 24 and achieved 35 apprentices on the project
  • Exceeded work experience placements
  • Avoided contractor having to pay financial penalties for non-achievement

Free Consultation

Feel free to contact us for a no obligation discussion regarding your Section 106 needs. Requirements can vary, so we are happy to take the time to listen to your challenges and offer advice.