McCarthy and Stone is calling for construction firms in Cornwall to join its approved supply chain, opening up the prospect of future work with the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities.
The appeal by McCarthy and Stone follows the launch of an innovative partnership between its Southern region and Copronet – a new online portal which provides developers with a means of engaging new sub-contractors.
Contractors in Cornwall can register with Copronet for free here. The easy-to-use system prompts firms to demonstrate their qualifications and business-critical information. This enables McCarthy and Stone to quickly assess a new contractor’s suitability for projects and allows firms to potentially benefit from new business opportunities with the company.
Shane Paull, Regional Managing Director for McCarthy and Stone, comments: “We are committed to creating employment opportunities for the local workforce in and around the areas where we are building new retirement communities. McCarthy and Stone Southern is therefore delighted to have joined forces with Copronet – not least because this partnership will make it easier for local contractors to secure work with McCarthy and Stone.
“Copronet’s free contractor engagement allows McCarthy and Stone Southern to quickly identify the specialist contractor skills and experience that we often need for local developments across the south of England so that we can speed up resource deployment as required.
“Copronet’s platform will ultimately enable us to grow our approved supply chain throughout Cornwall while driving further improvements and efficiencies for our business. The construction industry needs to work more collaboratively and this is a fantastic example where we have worked hand-in-hand with Copronet to develop a solution for contractors in the Cornwall area.”
David Stapleton, co-founder and CEO at Copronet, says: “We have designed a construction industry network platform that puts affordable technology into the hands of businesses of all sizes area, helping them to work smarter. Registering is easy and free, and I would encourage contractors of all sizes to sign up without delay.”
McCarthy and Stone has a portfolio of Retirement Living and Retirement Living Plus developments in Cornwall, including Pen Morvah in Bude and Ocean House in Carlyon Bay. For more information, please call 0800 310 0383 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.