Social Value

Making things better where we can, whenever we can.

Much more than a policy, delivering social value is as important to our business operations as the professional services that we provide. To be a Business with Meaning is embedded into our strategic plan and requires commitment from every member of the Baker Mallett Team in order for us to leave a legacy in every place in which we work:

Baker Mallett – A Business with Meaning: Our Objectives

  • To be a morally and ethically conscious business that “pays it forward”.
  • To ensure every business action positively impacts our employees, our clients, our communities or our environment.
  • To begin measuring our social value performance using the National TOMs Framework and publicise our results annually

Our Approach

As an SME, we have analysed our business operations and in the strategic business planning cycle ending in 2025, will focus on three key areas that will affect the most change– these are:

  • SOCIAL – Improve Health & Wellbeing
  • ENVIRONMENTAL – Environmental Impact Reduction & Improvement
  • ECONOMIC – Invest in the Skills, Education & Training of local people

Starting Blocks Challenge

Starting Blocks Challenge

Baker Mallett Announced as Silver Partner for Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Starting Blocks Challenge.

Baker Mallett have been announced as Silver Partner for The Starting Blocks Challenge, a fundraising initiative created by UK youth sports charity, *Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. The campaign encourages participants to celebrate the moments that shaped them, by revisiting places, people or moments in a sporting way. Over the next 12 months, #TeamBM will be going back to our own individual starting blocks whilst raising funds to support DKHT in providing life changing opportunities for 11-25 year olds, facing disadvantage across the United Kingdom.

Our staff team ambassadors will take on challenges such as running, cycling and walking and will be inviting industry colleagues to join in, take part and #gobacktogiveback. Our staff will also be completing motivational, performance and resilience workshops, delivered by elite athletes also supporting the scheme.

Our involvement in the Starting Blocks Challenge aims to contribute to the first objective in our social value agenda – “Health & Wellbeing for our Clients, our Staff and the Local Communities in which we work by promoting physical activity, supporting the mental health agenda and helping vulnerable people”.

Baker Mallett Chairman, Neil Griffiths, said of the partnership “We are incredibly proud and humbled to be invited to support such an important initiative. The last 18 months have been particularly difficult for young people and so we must act now by providing money and the right support and resources through Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to make a difference in as many individual young lives as possible”

*Dame Kelly Holmes Trust delivers transformational programmes designed to improve wellbeing, help build healthy relationships and unlock the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve in education, work and life. Over the next ten years their goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of 10,000 young people across the UK.

Engineering Students

Baker Mallett Engage With Local Engineering Students

CSR plays a huge part in what we do here at Baker Mallett and we are always look at ways we can give something back to the local community. A number of our projects have included us engaging with students within the local area, supporting them in their aspirations, and passing on valuable knowledge when looking to make that move into the construction industry.

With our Head Office being in Warrington we were delighted when students from Warrington and Vale Royal College were welcomed to the Bewsey & Dallam Community Hub project, a scheme of which we have provided Project Management, Quantity Surveying and CDM services via Fusion21.Our Managing Partner Geoff Woods was on hand to give a presentation, providing the students with an insight into his role and responsibilities. A very insightful presentation was given from the delivery team of the project with fly through CGI’s whilst discussing build, materials and programme.

For many of the students this was their first time on a live site and gave them a sneak preview of how such sites are managed and run throughout the construction phase. The visit also demonstrated the many career opportunities that the construction industry offers and we look forward to further engaging with the local students again once the project reaches its completion.


Giving back to Manchester

Our 100 hours of Community Service came to an end on the morning of Wednesday 18th December 2019 with our Chairman Neil Griffiths and the Business Development Team hitting the streets of Manchester to meet some of the regions homeless to offer friendship and support during the Christmas period.

It has been an amazing 12 months for Baker Mallett celebrating 100 years of business which saw us host our Centenary Celebrations at the National Football Museum in Manchester raising an incredible £10,000 for Tackle4MCR. To finish off in Manchester and to be able to give something back to this fabulous City meant a lot to Neil and the Business Development Team and certainly capped off a brilliant year!


Volunteering at Twycross Zoo

As part of Baker Mallett’s Centenary Celebrations, Chris Pasquill, Executive Partner at Baker Mallett LLP carried out his volunteering at Twycross Zoo on Tuesday 17th December 2019.

Chris has close ties with the Zoo and acts as Account Manager for their Capex Programme and other major projects, which has seen us deliver in recent years a new Tiger Enclosure, Conversion of the Elephant’s Enclosure to a New Rhino Facility along with a number of other projects.

On arrival Chris was given a full health and safety induction by the facilities management team and actively took part in the removal and replacement of the damaged timber posts for the “Rainbow Lorikeet” sign.

Once this work was completed, he then assisted the staff in feeding some of the Rainbow Lorikeet’s.

Chris commented, ‘’It was such a fantastic experience and I found it so rewarding to be involved with one our clients and be able to contribute to such a great, charitable organisation’’.


Steve Chadwick Memorial Charity Golf Day

October 4th 2019 saw a Baker Mallett Team consisting of Neil Griffiths (Chairman), Jon McAlister (Business Development Manager), Tom Mazzitelli (Assistant Quantity Surveyor) and Joe Hughes (Assistant Quantity Surveyor) take part in the Steve Chadwick Memorial Golf Club at Worsley Golf Club.

The chosen charity was Queens Court Hospice who support people with serious illnesses in Southport, Formby and West Lancs. The Hospice offers support and services free of charge but receives less than 20% funding from the NHS and its costs over £4 million each year to offer all of the services. In total a fantastic £4,340 was raised during the course of the day and Baker Mallett were delighted to be one of the sponsors.

We look forward to supporting the event next year and thank you to CPUK for the invite!


Baker Mallett involved in new wildlife project

Mark Pattinson from our Whitehaven Office has been involved in a fantastic new wildlife project to protect and reintroduce pollinators in Copeland.

Mark along with a number of volunteers have taken part in bulb planting sessions across Whitehaven and Distington which has already seen 17,000 Blue Bells and 9000 Daffodil bulbs planted. This is part of a £1.6m project which aims to tackle a decline in bees and other pollinators. Copeland Council themselves have received £60,000 to create havens for insects spanning 10,000 square metres.

A fantastic initiative and one of which Baker Mallett are very proud to have contributed to. Well done Mark!


Volunteering for the National Trust

Thursday 26th September saw Baker Mallett back out in the community with Claire Spedding and David Baxter from the Whitehaven Office completing their volunteering with the National Trust at St Bees Beach.

Claire and David were involved with their ‘Colourful Coast’ Scheme, litter picking across the whole of the St Bees Beach, picking up items ranging from fishing rope to water bottles which had got washed up on the beach.

This is a fantastic initiative with the Whitehaven Office looking to get involved with further schemes in the future!


Baker Mallett First Class Cup 2019

Thursday 26th September saw Baker Mallett host their annual 5 a side football tournament at Fives Football in Manchester.

The event is an afternoon of competition and fun where a number of organisations within the industry come along and support the event for a nominated charity. This year saw us raise £2,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Baker Mallett team performed brilliantly throughout the group stages and unfortunately exited the tournament in the knock out stages. More importantly though, the team contributed a total of 3 hours to the BM 100 Hours Service to the Community.

A massive well done to Tom Mazzitelli, Mark Gibson, Joe Hughes and Michael Lawton!


Charity Yogathon

Saturday 14th September saw our very own Natalie Hill take part in a Charity Yogathon organised by Hot Lotus Well Being Hub in Stockport. The event marked the 1st anniversary of the opening of the wellness centre and raised money for Brain Tumour Research, F.A.I.R and Alzheimers Society.

Natalie completed 7 classes in one day - Hot 26, Inferno Hot Pilates, Hot Flow, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

A massive well done to Natalie and all who took part, raising a fantastic amount of money!


Jack and Jill Pre-School, Warrington

Baker Mallett were back out in the community on Thursday 20th June 2019 with Helen Hatton (Finance and Administration Manager), completing 5 hours worth of volunteering at Jack and Jill Pre-School in Warrington.

After stocking up on plants the night before, Helen headed over to the Pre-School where she was led to the designated area of the garden and with the assistance of the children she tidied up and planted away. Once the garden area was finished Helen was invited by the staff to join them with activities outside.


Leybourne St Peters and St Pauls Primary School, Kent

On Saturday 15th June 2019 Mark Steeden (Health and Safety / CDM Advisor) and Callum Davies (Assistant Quantity Surveyor) completed their volunteering at Leybourne St Peters and St Pauls Primary School in Kent.

As part of the schools ‘make a difference’ day they worked on the reception garden, main garden and pathway leading to the forest school to enable the students to use the garden as a picnic area and potentially outdoor classes moving forward.


Mind Charity Shop

Monday 20th May 2019 saw another 5 hours of volunteering completed with Sue Bond who spent her time at the ‘Mind’ Charity Shop.

Sue had a great time where she was mainly involved in the steaming of the clothes before they were put out onto the clothes rails along with tagging the items ready to be priced. A lovely afternoon spent with some really friendly people. Well done Sue!


Stockport Lads Club

Thursday 2nd May 2019 saw Baker Mallett back out in the community with our very own Chris Williams (Senior Surveyor), Joe Hughes (Assistant Quantity Surveyor) and Tom Mazzitelli (Assistant Quantity Surveyor).

In conjunction with the Co-op, the team gave a helping hand painting Stockport Lads Club, completing three large areas.

A fantastic effort by all concerned, well done!


Derian House Childrens Hospice

Thursday 28th February 2019 saw our Business Development Manager Jon McAlister complete his volunteering with Derian House Childrens Hospice in Chorley.

On arrival Jon was give a full tour of the hospice and the onsite facilities before then heading off to help maintain the grounds for one the children’s play areas.


Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Monday 25th February 2019 saw our Managing Partner Andrew Harrison complete his volunteering with Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice preparing the garden for the coming summer months.

The gardens are such a huge part of the centre and are maintained by the small onsite maintenance team but predominantly by the volunteers. Here is Andrew with Dave, a long term volunteer who spent his time showing Andrew the ropes and was great company for the morning.


RSPCA Re-Homing Centre, Halifax

Baker Mallett were back out in the community on Friday 22nd February 2019 with Michael Whittingham one of our Managing Surveyors completing his volunteering with his local RSPCA Re-Homing Centre in Halifax.

After initially being given a full tour of the facility, Michael then assisted one of the drivers for the afternoon.


West Cheshire Food Bank

Here is our Managing Quantity Surveying Julia Fidler completing 5 hours of volunteering with West Cheshire Food Bank on Friday 8th February 2019.

Her time was spent putting together 3 day emergency food boxes for those in crisis including the homeless, disadvantaged families and people living alone.