London & Quadrant
Phoenix Software and London & Quadrant – a partnership delivering tangible social value
For more than half a century, London & Quadrant (L&Q) has been creating homes and neighbourhoods to be proud of. Today, with more than 90,000 homes across London and the South East, L&Q is the largest landlord in the capital and one of the largest residential property developers.
As part of its mission to combine social purpose and commercial drive, each year L&Q aims to increase the amount of social value created by its supply chain. To this end, as a Category ‘A’ supplier to L&Q, Phoenix Software wanted to ensure it included a range of offerings in its partnership plan which would provide real social value. Indeed, Phoenix Software took Board-level interest in what L&Q was trying to achieve for its tenants and the community at large, as there was a specific desire to make an impact at a personal level to an individual’s life.
A plan was therefore drawn up to provide relevant training skills to L&Q tenants, with the aim of helping improve their employment chances. After considerable consultation between Phoenix Software and L&Q, a set of courses, both IT and Project Management-related, was presented as a starting point to this plan – with a view to providing the crucial skills required by the chosen candidate.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Phoenix Software has a Board-approved Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Statement and, more than a year ago, appointed a Social Return on Investment (SROI) Officer to measure and help manage and account for our social value and social impact.
At the heart of the Phoenix Software Social Responsibility Policy is the commitment to create training opportunities via its strategic relationship with training partner Q&A. By working collaboratively with key strategic customers, Phoenix Software has also considered:
- the relevance of content and the desired outcome and target audience
- that the courses selected could be effectively tailored down and delivered where required in various locations across the country
Phoenix Software has expertise across a wide range of hardware and software technology solutions with access to product roadmaps, which it shares as soon as it can with as many organisations as possible – including schools, charities, housing associations and public sector departments – thereby increasing awareness of the ICT world.