Investing in the local economy means supporting local businesses and suppliers by buying local, buying social, investing in local supply chains and opening up business opportunities to local SMEs. In practice, this means:
Value Croydon is Croydon Council's local brand for delivering social value and supporting the local market to access tender and sub-contracting opportunities with the Council and its partners. By working with businesses, the community and other public sector agencies, Value Croydon aims to ensure that the Council uses its purchasing power and contractual relationships effectively to maximise social, economic and environmental benefits achieved from all of its commercial activity. For more information about Value Croydon, please visit the Value Croydon website.