MTX appoints Social Value manager

Tamara Karim (pictured) has been appointed as the new Social Value manager at modular healthcare building and hospital construction specialist, MTX Contracts.

The company says her role will be ‘pivotal in crafting and executing a social value strategy aimed at positioning MTX as a front-runner in social value and sustainability, aiming to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and communities’.  MTX said: “For us, this means more than just building healthcare facilities; it’s about creating meaningful employment opportunities, supporting local businesses, promoting education and skills development, and fostering a healthier environment.”

Tamara is enthusiastic about MTX’s potential to make a significant impact. She said: “MTX already stands out with its exemplary work for NHS Trusts across the UK. Over the past 40 years, we have delivered over 300 operating theatres and 2,500 compliant bed spaces, providing essential specialist facilities and ward accommodations.”

She added: “By delivering these facilities faster and more cost-effectively, patients receive care sooner, bed spaces are freed up, and patient recovery is enhanced. This also means health Trusts see an earlier return on their investment, easing financial pressures."

MTX says its commitment to modern construction methods is key to its sustainable practices. Tamara Karim said: “We've reduced waste by up to 60%, and cut time on-site by up to 50%. Beyond our high standards in build quality, MTX consistently supports NHS Trusts and their communities."

The new staff member will implement systems that will better recognise and evaluate MTX's social value activities – including launching initiatives such as supporting schools and engaging with local communities. A recent fundraising event in aid of men’s health charity, ‘Ball Tampering Allowed’, raised over £57,000 to support individuals in the North West affected by cancer, with more initiatives on the horizon.

Hailing from north Manchester, Tamar Karim holds a BSc in Architectural Design and Technology, and an MSc in BIM and Integrated Design from the University of Salford. Her construction industry career eventually led her to specialise in social value, where she supported the high-profile refurbishment of Manchester Town Hall, and worked with the University of Salford, Salford City Council, and Urban Vision, to evaluate and report on social value policies.

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