Rydon joined up with Islington-based decorating firm K&M Decorating Ltd to renovate local homes, as part of the Islington Council’s iCAM supply scheme.

The scheme was initially set up to help local companies and organisations obtain the maximum economic benefits from major developments taking place in Camden and Islington. There were many practical benefits associated with appointing a local subcontractor for these works, including:

  • Reduction in transport within the borough.
  • Reduction in parking/congestion.
  • Greater flexibility and reliability of supply of materials to site from local companies.
  • Better access to senior management and opportunity for face-to-face meetings.
  • Support for the local economy.

“We are heartened to know that Rydon is actively considering using local Islington companies as subcontractors, and look forward to more good news about local supply chain awards in the future”. Glenroy Anderson, iCAM Supply Project Director.

Clifford Yeend, Rydon Maintenance Divisional Manager, adds, “There are many practical benefits of working with local companies, and we are delighted that Islington has a great local network that we can tap into. All elements of the regeneration process are aimed at improving the local community, and working with local businesses contributes to this.”

Rydon is one of the four companies involved in Partners for Improvement in Islington, an organisation that works in partnership with the London Borough of Islington to improve and manage council-owned property in the area.