More than two decades ago, McNicholas recognised that early involvement, long term alignment and collaboration are key enablers to the successful delivery of projects and, in -turn, customer relationships. Today, the ability of organisations to partner and collaborate has been identified as an opportunity to build long term sustainable business relationships up and down the supply chain. This is encapsulated in the industrial strategy paper issued by the UK Government in 2013 ‘Industrial Strategy: government and industry in partnership’.
Collaboration with clients and suppliers has always been ‘The McNicholas Way’ of working. In 2014, we formalised this approach to joint working, value creation and innovation through certification to BS11000: Collaborative Business Relationships, reflecting our long-term approach to managing relationships with our customers and suppliers.
It is McNicholas experience that when the client, contractor and supply chain work in true collaboration, it is then that our Clients, our supply chain, our employees and the communities where we work receive the benefits of successful projects and delivery of right first time solutions.
The right relationship is vital to McNicholas role as a trusted delivery partner within our long term frameworks. We are required to fulfil a pivotal role in meeting our clients drive to seek out efficient and sustainable solutions for how infrastructure and buildings are designed, constructed and then operated and maintained. McNicholas, as a result, must go even further than we have before - seeking out organisations with a similar ethos, rigorously assessing our collective capabilities and suitability to meet this challenge.
Our decades of aligning with our clients, means decades of aligning with our supply chain also. Relational and strategic procurement blending with secure long-term partnerships with our supply chain, who in-turn support us and our clients in innovation, customer service, productivity and efficiency outcomes.