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Partnering with on quest for construction industry betterment

27 March 2023

In an effort to raise standards and drive betterment among contractors on our national construction frameworks, we’re announcing a strategic partnership with digital construction platform on a journey to provide the entire construction community with a single source of trusted and verified identity, skills and competency data.

The platform gives contractors the ability to set site standards across their supply chains, while subcontractors gain greater visibility of these standards and their workforce. Timely alerts and notifications on any credentials that have expired will improve governance, but skilled workers can prevent this independently by managing one digital platform holding their right to work and credentials – which can be used anywhere.

After first being offered to the 94 contractors on our Medium Works Framework, the digital credential platform will be introduced to all of our existing construction frameworks and added to new framework terms and conditions from April 2023. The partnership aims to result in every skilled worker attending a Pagabo procured project being registered with by the end of 2023.


Jason Stapley, our Chief Procurement Officer, said: “Our frameworks are designed to create competition and ensure the most suitable supplier is assigned to each job, but in some areas of the construction industry consistency and equally high standards are needed. Through, our ecosystem will now be better positioned to tackle shared issues such as modern slavery, data duplication and digital transformation.

“The team at has created an innovative and much needed solution, which we’re proud to support and confident will be of great value for the entire supply chain.”


Gerard Toplass, group CEO at The 55 Group, said: “We are constantly seeking ways to support initiatives that we feel are for the betterment of the industry and those that work within it. Data-driven decision making is vital for the healthy future of the construction industry, and we see as a building block on the journey.

“We must reform the construction industry, using data to make us stronger, faster and greener – supporting key motivations such as removing modern slavery, improving the wellbeing of skilled workers, increasing productivity and achieving net zero.” aims to use its platform and partnerships to support the industry in reducing modern slavery by providing free right to work checks for its members. It also hopes to address the skills shortage and plug gaps in mental health support in the sector by reducing paperwork, which can be a cause of workplace stress.


Martin Ward, Co-founder and Managing Director of, said: “Having Pagabo on board as an early adopter of is a big step in the right direction for the construction industry. It’s a framework provider with significant influence and a large network of suppliers – of whom will benefit from the savings and improved compliance that our platform provides.

“The Pagabo team has been supportive of our vision from day one and is equally driven by breaking boundaries that have held back the construction industry for too long.”


We join Willmott Dixon as partners of, with more ambassadors set to be confirmed soon as the digital movement continues to flourish.

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