Social Value UK is proud to announce Wiggett Group Ltd as a Social Value Pioneer! Ahead of their joining, Social Value UK spoke to Rebekah Douglas, Social Impact Lead at Wiggett Group, about their social value journey so far. Wiggett Group LTD are a thriving, successful company with an excellent proven track record as Social Housing Experts in Property Services. To ensure a high level of operational focus, we are centred around three operating divisions – Mechanical, Electrical and Property Services.
Life at Wiggett is fast-paced, entrepreneurial and highly empowering, however we are all different and respond to the same environment differently. What we’ve tried to do as a business is to provide, certainty, structure, and support where we can. Introducing the Well-Being and Mental Health Awareness policy, partnering with EDAC and training Mental Health First Aiders, supports our colleagues, clients, and communities when they need it most.
*Why do you think social value is important? In your organisation, your industry or in wider society?*
Public services should always be run with social value at their core. We recognise our role in ensuring that we are rooted in the communities in which we operate through sports sponsorships, community funding and volunteering. We commit to diversity, equality, equity and inclusivity, by eliminating any bias and discrimination in our practices and policies. We invest in technology that reduces impact, reuses and recycles energy to protect the environment and to developing the strategies that can change experiences, lives and whole communities.
*What are your plans for your SVUK membership?*
Wiggett Group are excited to be a member of Social Value UK and we plan to fully utilise the benefits of our membership. We will work with relevant staff to incorporate training into our development. We will also look to the management certificate to improve our social value practice and by aligning to the international standard, gain an advantage over competitors.