Our Purpose

Working together to deliver better buildings, homes and communities.

Our Values

How we operate at LHC is shaped by our values.

Our values, upholding excellence through:
-- Integrity, Respect, Trust and Transparency
-- Knowledge and Professional Experience
-- Being Flexible, Adaptable and Creative
-- Employing, developing and maintaining committed teams of happy and healthy employees

Top 5 reasons to choose LHC


50+ years of procurement experience

Our organisation began half a century ago and over five decades we’ve developed and shaped our service to meet the evolving needs of our clients.


Trusted technical expertise embedded in our free to use frameworks

Our technical expertise is built on continuous research by our team of technical specialists who consult with clients, on the outcomes they need and suppliers, on the range of available solutions.


Communities are enhanced with better building and homes

Our ultimate goal is helping our clients deliver better environments for the communities they serve. We support this goal through our frameworks, that address every aspect of quality, and through our selection of the most appropriate suppliers.


Fast and efficient procurement

Once LHC Appointed Companies have been established for a framework, the process of calling-off projects and commissioning work is very efficient. Terms and rates have been agreed and even when a mini competition is required, the majority of contractual arrangements have already been finalised. Project work can then start quickly.


Financial gains for clients, suppliers and communities

Working with LHC frameworks gives suppliers access to construction, refurbishment and maintenance projects of £350m each financial year. Clients who spend more than £200,000 on two or more frameworks in a year, will benefit from a share in the LHC operating surplus we return to Partners, which in 2019/20 was over £1.3m.

How we are governed

The legal authority for LHC to conduct its business is derived from LHC status as a Joint Committee of local authorities.

Governance is provided through the Committee of Elected Partners known as the LHC Board. These are councillor representatives of the constituent authorities. The LHC Board meets twice a year.

The attendance record and latest LHC Board Meeting are both available to view below, which was held on 25 March 2022.

View attendance record     LHC Board Meeting

Management & People
The day-to-day activities of the organisation are carried out by the LHC Operations Group - a dedicated team of technical, commercial and administration professionals.

The group is led and managed by a Group Strategy Team which reports to the LHC Board twice a year.

Facts and figures

19 frameworks (1 DPS)

1019 projects

£463 million projects value

Working at LHC

Interested in joining the team? The people at LHC all share something in common. Incredible talent and drive. LHC's purpose is to deliver better buildings and homes that enhance local communities. We do this by hiring the best talent and by encouraging innovation.

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Working together with our Partners

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