Delivering social value


Anyone who works with Ashe knows our passion for projects extends far beyond bricks and mortar. We’re motivated by delivering placemaking public infrastructure that enhances communities, livelihoods and lives.

In 2022 we established a Social Value Strategy. This commits Ashe to creating reportable social impact outcomes that are equivalent to, or greater than, 25% of our turnover by 2025.

It’s a strategy that takes the best elements of what we were doing already and raises them to another level. While also committing us to an ambitious timeframe, reflective of the importance we attach to delivering social value.

We have set objectives in five target areas that relate to our core activities as a business:

  • Responsible Leadership
  • Regenerating Communities
  • Developing Young People
  • Investing in Wellbeing
  • Sustainable Environments

We have many fantastic examples of programmes and initiatives in each of these target areas. These range from the nature reserves we create at schools to support students’ learning on biodiversity.

To our education programmes that encourage young women into construction. To Ashe volunteers taking on the painting of a refurbished building for a local community group that didn’t have the funds for decoration.

The introduction of the Thrive and Loop social value measurement system, is enabling us to gain independent measurement of the wealth of ways we contribute to communities and people’s lives, whether through client projects or our own independent initiatives.

One of our most important programmes is increasing the number of apprenticeships we support in our own business and in our supply chain. We want to invest in young people’s careers, recruiting talent from the communities in which we work, while also tackling the skills shortage in our industry.

There are many exciting elements to our Social Value Strategy, which can be read in full via the link below.

Discover the range of social value strategies our roofing team is engaged in.

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Ashe is embracing the new T-level qualification for design, surveying and planning which is introducing more young people aged 16+ to the construction industry. We’ve been working with T-level students in Milton Keynes providing them with first-hand experience of a site.

Discover the journey our Apprentice Site Supervisor took from work experience at Ashe to full time role.

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