Smaller businesses

This page provides some guidelines for smaller businesses, sometimes called Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). This covers sole traders and organisations with up to 250 employees. Many of our valued contractors are at the ‘smaller’ end of the scale.


Working for Radian

Radian aims to make its quotation and tender opportunities accessible to all organisations including smaller businesses by ensuring that our procurement processes are fair, open and transparent. Most communications are via email or online. If you are interested in working for Radian please bear in mind that we must always carry out due diligence checks beforehand on factors such as professional certification and financial standing.

Before you start working for us, you will need to supply, as relevant:

  • Bank account name (as known to the bank), account code and branch code in the form of either letter or email with artwork or logo
  • Company and VAT registration number
  • NI number, for sole traders
  • UTR (unique tax reference), for contractors carrying out works.

Some of these details are HMRC requirements.


Contract and consultancy work

If your business provides works or services related to our buildings or estate, you will need an invitation to join Radian’s list of Approved Contractors and Consultants (ACCL).

Suppliers of general goods or services required in the course of our business but not directly related to our buildings and estate will not need to be added to the ACCL.


Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder is a government-backed service that lets you search for current and future opportunities across the public sector.

As a public sector organisation, Radian is required to advertise contracts worth over £25,000 here.

An optional Contracts Finder account allows you to save your searches and receive notification emails.


Speculative enquiries

There are several methods of making contact with Radian. In general, we are unlikely to follow up speculative enquiries.


Radian residents’ EST programme

Radian’s own Employment, Support and Training (EST) programme can help residents with finding work, training, apprenticeships or voluntary opportunities. EST also supports residents who already run their own businesses or are hoping to do so.


Government advice and support


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