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Partners

 Partnering is core to our offering

 Partnering provides us with capacity, scale and agility.

 Through our proposal process we first understand.

 We then assemble the right partners for us and you.

 We collaborate and partner with organisations who specialise.

Their diversity is our strength and your opportunity.

We genuinely partner upon the following principles . .

 Complement one another’s capabilities.

 Support partner business growth and development.

 Drive maximum value and legacy for optimum cost.

 Address the priority whilst present ideas.

Share experience with the client & future of our industry

 Establish long term relationships as foundations.

We continually identify new partners, talent & capability – our network is continually expanding.

Capabilities we work with

Building Information Management (BIM)
Building Services Management (Whole lifecycle)
Business Cases & Corporate Approvals
Business Governance
Business Process & Quality Procedures
CAD and Integrated Layout Engineering
Civil Engineering,
Coaching & Leadership
Commercial Management
Construction law
Data & Analytics
IT & Systems
Logistics planning
Manufacturing Facility Leadership
Mental, Perspective, Resilience Coaching
Process optimisation
Procurement
Project Management Training

In 2021 we are looking to formalise our partnering agreements. This is turn will enable us to provide you with direct access to them. Our Partnering Principles

 No competition between each other – our network is our competitive advantage

 Always on the front foot, to help – our collective pace & agility makes us unique.

 Engage, determine the right answers, never sell people / time or deploy.

 We only allocate the time we use.  The more we achieve with less, fuels our competitive advantage KPI & ROI equation.

 Do what your good at . . and allow others to do the same . . . .

 The network is only expanded through agreement, with track record monitored.

 All opportunities describe the issue, need and capability demands – not the client, the project value or forward opportunity.

 There is no commission for new leads – engagement, repetition and value add generate sufficient security.

 Every minute of everyone’s time matters.

 We self-monitor, via KPI’s and publish to record progress & plan.

Participating

We are actively support organisations who passionately care about people, performance, and businesses. Here’s some examples of where we are proudly participating to create benefit though genuine collaboration.
Who Why How Feedback received.
APM Association for Project Management (APM) is the only chartered body for the project profession, with over 30,000 individual members and more than 500 organisations participating in our Corporate Partnership Programme. Neil Horner has been Member since March 2015.

In July 2021 Neil Was appointed as a Northwest Committee Member.

https://www.apm.org.uk/news/apm-north-west-branch-committee-results-for-2021-2022/

Neil is committed to engaging the next generation in professional capability development.

https://www.apm.org.uk
CMI

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the Chartered Body for Management and Leadership working with business and education to inspire people to become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders. Neil Horner has been a Chartered Manager since May 2016.  Neil’s chartership status was achieved through professional experience and competency, thus evidencing practical and applied application of CMI competency requirements. https://www.managers.org.uk/
FSB

Offer not for profit small business advice, financial expertise, support, and a powerful voice in UK government. P34B Ltd have been members of the FSB since October 2020, duly benefiting from FSB services whilst contributing back our voice towards UK Government.

FSB provides a community, protection, and resources for P34B Ltd to use, enabling us to operate as a big business whilst protecting our small business status.

https://www.fsb.org.uk/
Achilles

Collaborate With Buyers & Suppliers to Develop Supply Chain Best Practices & Protocols. P34B Ltd joined Achilles in July 2021 as a business commitment to evidence an ongoing commitment to supply chain compliance.

Our accreditation provides another level of confidence of for our customers and suppliers.

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Chamber of Commerce

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is a locally based private sector organisation, owned by the Members and accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce. P34B Ltd is a member of the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce since 1st June 2020.

The chamber provides us with connection and support as we contribute to our home region.

https://www.chamberelancs.co.uk
Boost

Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. We work with business owners and decision makers to help them improve, develop, and grow their business. P34B Ltd have benefited from boost funding following Covid recovery whilst now supporting and benefiting from Boost & Co benefits, connections, and support. https://www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk
Lancashire

Lancashare ‘Share’ platforms aim to ‘pool’ the counties resources in one place to make life, and work, easier for as many people as possible. P34B maintain a share page and utilise the platform to share and engage with regional businesses.

We support the ethos of sharing to support.

https://www.lancashare.co.uk/
Preston Partnership

Preston Partnership is an independent partnership of businesses and organisations that are passionate about Preston and contributing towards the continued growth and development of the city. P34B Ltd been a member since June 2021, to reinforce our commitment to supporting Preston and the people of Lancashire in continued growth.  We see huge opportunity in Preston and our home region. https://www.visitpreston.com/invest/preston-partnership/
Blackburn & Darin

A dynamic purchasing system for professional services for Growth Lancashire Ltd. P34B Ltd secured a role in the Professional Services for Growth Lancashire Ltd in November 2021.  We look forward to supporting regional businesses through this framework.
Grafters Lancashire

Grafters Super Groups are fortnightly networking referral groups for specialist suppliers and contractors to the UK construction and property industry.

Every member or guest on any call is currently working on projects on which your product and service will be required.

P34B Ltd joined the Lancashire Grafters group in September 2020 to engage and build relationships with other businesses operating within the construction sector across Lancashire. https://www.grafterssupergroups.co.uk/events/lancashire/
CITB

CITB is the Industry Training Board for the construction industry and a partner in Construction Skills, the Sector Skills Council, P34B continue to promote and align with the CITB. https://www.citb.co.uk
Mindsight

Mindsight is the genuine wellbeing conversation starter. P34B engaged with Mindsight in 2020 to benefit from conversations not asked for but hugely beneficial. P34B are a business ambassador for Mindsight encouraging others to benefit from conversations they haven’t planned for but need. https://mindsight.org.uk
Inspira

Inspira are the leading employability experts in the Northwest. Neil Horner & P34B Ltd work with Inspira to promote employability across Lancashire.

This relationship has evolved through Neil’s work as an Enterprise Advisor (EA).

https://www.inspira.org.uk
The Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers and Enterprise Company exists to facilitate a world-class careers education, inspiring and preparing young people for the world of work. Neil plays an active role with the Careers & Enterprise company, as an Enterprise Advisor whilst engaging in projects such as the ‘you and your goals’ project. https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk
Lancashire Enterprise Advisor Network

Lancashire Careers Hub success is fundamentally reliant on the amazing support of all our Enterprise Advisers who all generously volunteer their expertise, skills, and knowledge to help schools and colleges develop and deliver a world class careers programme. Neil Horner is an Enterprise Advisor, sharing industry experience with teachers, partners, and students from year 7 to 11.

Operating as a strategic advisor with event support we share and prompt employability, relative to benchmarks as a curriculum essential.

https://lancashirecareershub.co.uk/employers/
Lancashire Careers Hub

Lancashire Careers Hub is a collaboration of 154 secondary schools and colleges across the whole region who work together to deliver the Gatsby benchmarks. Collaborating with business partners, the public, education, and voluntary sectors, they help improve careers outcomes for young people. P34B continue to promote the Lancashire careers hub as a valuable resource for students, parents, and EA’s across Lancashire. https://lancashirecareershub.co.uk
Lancashire Skills Pledge

The Lancashire Skills Pledge provides businesses with one place to find out more about employer facing skills and training initiatives. P34B Ltd currently have active skills pledges in: –

·       Skills support for the workforce

·       Taking up an apprentice

·       Give an hour

·       Be an enterprise ambassador

https://www.lancashireskillshub.co.uk/lancashire-skills-pledge/
Edge Hill University

The Upskilling Lancashire project is part-funded by the European Social Fund and supports Lancashire based SMEs and micro businesses to increase the skills and capability of their employees, enabling the business to compete regionally, nationally, and internationally. P34B Ltd engaged 5 students on placement during 2021 to provide experiences and opportunities in business development and brand and marketing development.  This project resulted in the you and your goals project outcome with personal feedback from students evidencing the benefit. References for all students provided to support onward employability. https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/e3i/supporting-business/upskilling-lancashire/
The Productivity & Innovation Centre is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund to provide innovation support and advisory services to Lancashire based SMEs. Attending the programme November-December 2020 to support with strategy development.  A useful programme for those seeking challenge to evolve their thoughts and plan. https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/e3i/supporting-business/pic/
Preston College

Preston’s College take great pride in supporting all learners to achieve the qualifications and outcomes they need, alongside the technical skills, knowledge, and experience that employers and universities are looking for. In short, it’s our mission to help make learners the most employable and to thrive in their chosen career. P34B Ltd is an approved supplier to Preston College and has provided ongoing industry connection, with guest lectures to the college in support of both the region and the students.

This is a relationship with limitless potential industry, businesses, students, and our sector alike.

https://www.preston.ac.uk/
Apprenticeships Northwest

Apprenticeship’s northwest if the Northwest Hub for Apprenticeships, facilitating sharing and business to business engagement. Neil has been an apprenticeship ambassador for 2 years.  In this role Neil has promoted the benefits of apprenticeships shared his own journey and inspired others through engagement to consider apprentices as plan A, not plan B.
STEM

STEM subjects are brought to life by over 30,000 volunteers, available across the UK, all free of charge. Inspiring communicators and relatable role models, they are here to help now, by connecting online. Aspirations raised, careers illuminated, and learning supported. Neil Horner has been a STEM ambassador for around 7 years supporting events, STEM and investing in the understanding and application of STEM topics within industry context.  A current focus is the use of digital skills and STEM in construction and manufacturing. https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors
The Gen

The Gen is a national youth platform, populated with information, advice, support, and opportunities for young people aged 16-24. Our content is 100% led by the business community and ensures equal access to information and opportunities for young adults. The Gen further supports the education sector, listing work placements, projects, internships, guest speaking and guest teaching opportunities. Neil Horner of P34B is an ambassador for the Gen activity supporting use of the platform and offering opportunities for the GEN to engage in real projects, with real people, to inspire and inform life choices. https://thegen.online/
Digital Skills Partnership

The digital skills hub is a hub for digitals skills in Lancashire. Neil has been a member of the Digital Skills Partnership Steering Group since January 2021 participating in group discussion, round table engagement, initiatives to inspire digitals skills whilst aligning with other business around the importance of digital skills for the future workforce.
Provide an online match-making platform, to connect schools and colleges with appropriate volunteers from a range of sectors and professions that match their requirements. Activities can take place in school to connect with volunteers from the local community, or virtually. P34B has supported schools and colleges with guest speaking events including to provide insights into the construction industry and roles.
Bishop Rawstorne

Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status situated in the village of Croston, Lancashire, Neil Horner has been the Enterprise Advisor at Bishop Rawstorne since November 2020 receiving positive feedback from teachers, parents, and students for contributions despite remote challenges during 2020/2021.