By September 14, 2017 Read More →

Electrical materials contract sparks £20,000 investment

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

The firm is a supplier on Scotland Excel’s Electrical Materials Framework – a contract to help Scottish councils and other Scotland Excel members source materials.

As part of securing a place as a supplier on the contract, Rexel pledged to invest its support into a dedicated fund to give back to communities within the local area.

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 our 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 local 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 local food banks and to provide free school meals to pupils during school holidays.

Drew Mcllroy, Regional Business Manager at Rexel, said: “We’re delighted to become 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.”