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We've found that many Micro Businesses - businesses who employ less than 10 people and turnover less than £1.5 million annually, struggle to find work on large commercial construction projects as they don't meet main contractors' supply chain requirements.

When you register your Micro Business with Work Radar, you are opening up an alternative route into those supply chains.

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Create a FREE account today, and we'll connect you to companies that have been awarded work on projects in your area.

How does it work?

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Partners post details of project and contract awards to Work Radar

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You receive alerts with relevant local work opportunities

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You express an interest in the opportunity

Is the scheme for you?

Your business employs less than 10 employees

You turnover less than £1.5M

AMBER level profile completed

You offer at least one construction trade

The scheme covers the UK and Ireland

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Supported Trades

Work Radar has over three hundred registered construction trades to date with more being added every day.

If you are a Micro Business and have a construction trade, register today and, if it isn't already there, we will update our list to include your trade.

Promote your business

Join the scheme to gain your Micro Business status

Why join the scheme?

Free to join

It's totally free to register your Micro Business with Work Radar and start finding local work

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Free to join
Showcase your business

Showcase your business

Your business will be showcased to Work Radar members and partners with local contracts. You'll also join the wider Local Supply Chain network for free.

Gain local work

View the pipeline and express an interest in local projects. Work Radar will connect you with main contractors and subcontractors awarded work in your area.

Gain local work
Grow your network

Grow your network

Work Radar has been designed to introduce Micro Businesses into the supply chain of major public and private-sector construction contracts, helping connect you to work.

Testimonials

Although we're already well established in our local area, we joined the Work Radar scheme to help boost our profile to main contractors for large commercial projects. Registration was easy and the dashboard automatically alerts us of all upcoming opportunities matching our skill set and trade.

Sam Bagworth, Director, SS Electrical Solutions Ltd

Due to covid-19 and recently being laid off from my previous employer I was looking for new ways of seeking construction work on larger projects I came across the Local Supply Chain website and noticed that they have introduced a new service called 'Work Radar' a scheme that connects a 'Trades Person' like myself to local businesses for local projects The service is free, will help me promote my skill sets and could gain me more work. The registration process is very quick and easy, I would recommend that anyone searching for work register.

Grant Walters - Skilled Tradesperson

As a Social Enterprise having access to Work Radar is a fantastic tool for us here. We sometimes miss opportunities on projects as we do not find out about them until the trade we offer has been procured. Having a platform which sends various forms of notifications to us, in a very simple easy to use format, makes our lives that bit easier! I have found the site to be very straight forward and user friendly, and when I had a couple of questions about using the site, the support team responded very quickly indeed. Work Radar is a great way for companies to find local trades people/companies, as well as Social Enterprises in one place – great idea for those selling and buying (not see a platform that works so well for both before!).

Michelle York - Social Enterprise - Nuneaton Signs Ltd

Local Supply Chain is a very user-friendly Subcontractor platform. Easy access to work opportunities with your current customers and the option to work with new as well. It’s also easy for Main Contractors to look on one platform and see your company is accredited by LSC and other accreditation's you hold, All your company details from financial to geographical working areas, super easy for us the end user to select which contracts we’d like to be involved with from the off. We’ve been with LSC for 4 years renewing for our 5th because of the points above and many more.

Emma O'Brien - Gilvar Lining Ltd

The nature of my trade often means my work takes me all over the UK. By joining Work Radar, I can view projects within a forty-mile radius of a location I choose and find work more locally to me. I can then decide which projects I wish to register my interest to work on, finding projects from Main Contractors I may not have been aware of previously.

Joe Tinsley- Skilled Tradesperson

As the council's economic growth and regeneration company, InvestSK welcomes the launch of Work Radar as a new supply chain tool to help drive recovery of the construction sector in South Kesteven. It's a great way of connecting local firms with new contracts, and putting skilled tradespeople in front of new employment opportunities.

Jon Hinde, Head of Economy & Skills at InvestSK

Tradespeople

A skilled tradesperson who is looking for work

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Micro Business

A small business with less than 10 employees

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Social Enterprise

A non-for-profit organisation supporting the community

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Members

Subcontractors and supply chain partners looking for skilled people

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Frequently asked questions:

  1. What is Work Radar?

    Work Radar is a scheme created to help Tradespeople, Micro Businesses and Social Enterprises find and gain work on construction projects in their chosen location.

  2. How do I create an account?

    Visit the relevant section (Tradesperson, Micro Business or Social Enterprise) of the Work Radar website and click on the ‘Register Now' icon. This will take you through to our registration page where you can create your account.

  3. How does it work?

    Members and partners join the Work Radar scheme and post details of projects and available work. Users are then able to view projects based on the skills listed on their account and register interest in working on them.

  4. Is it free?

    Yes. Work Radar is free for users to join and no fees are taken from any won work.

  5. Do I need a CSCS card?

    Yes, if you will be attending a constuction site. As with all construction sites, workers are required to have a CSCS card. Further information on obtaining a CSCS card can be found on the Construction Skills Certification Scheme website: https://www.cscs.uk.com/frequently-asked-questions/how-do-i-apply-for-a-cscs-card/

  6. How will Work Radar use my information?

    Work Radar will only share your information with members and partners of the scheme in order to help users win work.

  7. Who's supporting Work Radar?

    Work Radar is supported by both private and public sector bodies. Initially, the scheme was launched with heavy support from Morgan Sindall who remain huge advocates of the Work Radar platform.

  8. Who's the scheme for?

    The Work Radar Scheme is for any skilled Tradesperson, Micro Business or Social Enterprise seeking construction work opportunities.

  9. Is Work Radar a recruitment agency?

    No. Work Radar is not a recruitment agency. We don't take any fees or manage any contracts or payments. Work Radar is a scheme designed to create partnerships between workers and projects to help them back into work.

  10. What happens when I secure work?

    When you win any work through the Work Radar platform, your details will be sent to the contractor for them to contact you directly to discuss the next steps of engagement. You are then able to pause your account (if you wish) and reactivate it when you're seeking work again.

  11. How will I be paid?

    Payment terms will be agreed between the worker and the contractor outside of the Work Radar platform.

  12. Do I have to join the scheme?

    No. Joining the Work Radar scheme is voluntary but the scheme is designed to link people and businesses to projects they may otherwise not have been aware of.

  13. Will everyone on the service secure work?

    Work Radar is designed to aid people and businesses in their search for work, we cannot make any guarantees regarding the volume of work any user may receive through the platform.

  14. Who runs Work Radar?

    Work Radar has been created and is run by Local Supply Chain (LSC). More information on LSC can be found here: https://www.localsupplychain.co.uk/

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