Services we provide
An overview of the Connect Local portfolio of services.
Taking the time to understand the ESG aims of our business clients, or researching local challenges that face our public sector clients, we are open to supporting you with your strategy and delivery development.
Unlike other corporate volunteering services, our link with cross-sector network Connect Reading ensures your volunteering experience impacts local charities so you see the direct impact of your time, skills and energy.
Having worked on Reading’s Vision for Volunteering, we are committed to finding strategic ways to transform your Corporate Volunteering practice to maximise employee take-up and community impact.
ESG Scoping Project
Helping you map existing activities, identifying how they relate to ESG. Capturing these for you then use in tenders and procurement. Scale-up advice, utilising our cross-sector network, is also available.
Private & Public Sector Support
We draw on the expertise of associates plus two decades of cross-sector experience from within Connect Reading. Our work with both sectors includes projects and advice, to more far-reaching and intricate stategy.
Training & Social Value Workshops
Are there aspects of social value that you need further embed in your planning and practice? Our training and Social Value Workshops may be just what you need; working bespoke to your business’ focus.
Using their years of experience from across multiple sectors, they bring a balanced and wider-scoped view to our offering.
Cross-sector work and partnership development has given Lorraine her passion for impact and innovative strategy, working to boost social value and practice within clients’ businesses. She is also CEO of Connect Reading.
Almost twenty years of public sector experience in procurement has allowed a strategic perspective, with expertise in social value and sustainability. Kate recently presented at the World Sustainable Procurement Day 2023.
Our collective of experts hail from within the Connect Reading cross-sector network, with specialists in a range of areas; from private sector business, to charities, CICs and social enterprises plus many with public sector experience.
We have built the third sector into our supply chain by using Connect Reading as our admin support.
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