How to work with us

We rely on our supply chain partners and together we make successful teams. We have developed an established supply chain who share in best practice and provide industry leading approaches. We welcome new businesses, who meet our standards and provide the skills and innovation to support our projects.

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Working together

At Kier we have built a reputation for successfully delivering some of the largest, most complex and celebrated projects across the UK, as well as hundreds of smaller but equally important local projects.

This success is built on the collective strength of great supply chain partnerships and collaborative working. Together we operate at scale and with agility as high-performing teams.

We know that our supply chain are an extension of Kier and as such they are key to the successful delivery of every project that we undertake. We want to build teams of like-minded people who share our values, as well as our rigour for safety, our approach to quality and our drive for innovation and best practice.

We are proud to feature in The Business Association's Best Practice Statement on partnerships between large firms and SMEs. We believe partnerships with local businesses is vital for our projects as well as delivering tangible social value.

Finding the right fit

As a business, we will look to engage with the very best. That doesn't mean that we will always opt for the biggest or most-established companies. Over 80% of our supply chain are regional SMEs.

The majority of our longest and most fruitful relationships are with SMEs who combine excellent knowledge of a locality, with specialist skills and a willingness to go that extra mile for our clients.

Paying our supply chain

We are committed to being open and transparent about our payment practices to our supply chain partners.

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Best Practice & collaboration

Successful collaboration is at the very heart of our business.

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Kier pledges to break the chain on modern slavery

At Kier, we don’t just get things done – we pride ourselves on doing them the right way. Therefore we have signed up to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) Construction Protocol, an agreement between construction companies and the UK Government that has a goal to end labour abuse across the UK.

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Policies and Standards

We expect our supply chain to abide by our Policies and Standards which can be found here