About Source

With multiple challenges facing the built environment sector to ensure the right skills are in place at the right time; and also ensure that people are engaged in work on a fair, equitable and respectful basis, the time is right for a new approach.

We work collaboratively across the built environment sector, including infrastructure, transport, construction, planning, design and policy, and with public and private sectors; to widen diversity, encourage new entrants in and embed ethical sourcing practices.

We provide the following services:

  • ethical labour provider – specialising in sourcing diverse permanent and temporary people that meet ethical sourcing compliance and diversity targets.
  • search and recruitment partner – specialising in sourcing diverse candidates across all levels, experience, backgrounds and roles.
  • social sustainability consultancy – specialising in developing and managing programmes, strategies, projects, research and supporting specification and compliance with social sustainability objectives and targets.
  • bid writing and support – specialising in bid writing and developing initiatives, solutions, and facilitation

We are a social enterprise with purpose:

  • to widen diversity in the built environment sector
  • to tackle economic and social exclusion from recruitment and employment opportunities
  • to challenge unethical practices, unfair treatment and non-compliance in the built environment sector
  • to reinvest in the growth and development of our people
  • to demonstrate that an “ethical” approach and “doing good” – means doing better
  • to enable projects, clients, contractors and organisations meet their ethical sourcing and social sustainability objectives

What makes us inclusive?

  • providing search and recruitment of diverse candidates
  • aligning our operation and working practices to comply with legislation, policy, standards and contractual requirements (e.g. Section 106 obligations)
  • sourcing our people through existing partner programmes dedicated to removing barriers to employment for excluded groups; including women, NEETs, BAME, ex-military and ex-offenders, those returning to work, and career changers
  • engaging and collaborating directly with clients and organisations that define compliance; including HMRC, DWP, Home Office and the Living Wage Foundation
  • reinvesting in our people to develop their skills, confidence, quality of life and prospects

We believe widening diversity to deliver the built environment can help us build lasting positive social value in communities.