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13 Sep 2017

Framework delivers £20k investment for communities

A fund to benefit communities is in place thanks to our Electrical Materials Framework.

Community benefit pledge

Rexel, formerly Glasgow-based company Ross Electrical, is set to invest £20,000 in Scottish communities as part of its commitment to deliver benefits through a Scotland Excel framework.

As part of securing a place as a supplier on our Electrical Materials Framework, Rexel pledged to invest its support into a dedicated fund to give back to communities.

Councillor John Shaw, Convener of Scotland Excel, said: “As with all our contracts, when the Electrical Materials framework was set up, we were keen to achieve as much additional value for communities as possible. So we were delighted when Rexel made the commitment to give council and Scotland Excel associate members £20,000 to be used for community benefits.” 

Twenty three Scottish councils and 15 associate members that have used the contract can now access the fund to benefit their communities, with the fund being used to support a number of initiatives, including local food banks and providing free school meals to pupils during school holidays. 

Drew Mcllroy, Regional Business Manager at Rexel, said: “We’re delighted to be a supplier on Scotland Excel’s Electrical Materials Framework, and are looking forward to working closely with Scottish councils to ensure they are able to access the materials they need when they need them.

“As a business, it’s always been essential that we are also able to give back to the local community too. So to be able to contribute to a number of local projects as part of our role with Scotland Excel, is incredibly important to us.”