We live our Thakeham values, focusing on the wellbeing of our people, both directly employed and within our supply chain. We actively contribute to the diversification and upskilling of the construction industry sector with inclusive business practices and exemplar training and development.


We are passionate about our team’s wellbeing. Thakeham are #1 in the UK’s ‘Best Construction & Engineering Companies to Work For’ list. This list celebrates the very best business practice in companies and all those included are acknowledged by their staff as enlightened places to work, with highly motivated employees and inspirational leaders.

Training and Apprenticeships

We actively support our teams and subcontractors with training and apprenticeships. In addition to formal apprenticeships, Thakeham aim to further address industry skills gaps via our inclusive recruitment processes and comprehensive in-house training academy – our award winning Talent for Development Programme, which achieved the ‘Discovering Potential Special Award’ at the 2020 Sunday Times awards. We are proud to support service leavers as an Armed Forces Covenant signatory and our long-standing charitable relationship with Mission Motorsport.

Industry Diversity

At Thakeham we are proud of the contribution we make to industry diversity. 39% of our employees in 2020 were female vs. an industry average of 14%. Local social value generation is key to us and, as a successful medium sized company with an extensive network of supply chain partners spread across the South, we are well placed to promote procurement from a local and diverse supply chain for our projects.

Supporting Local SMEs

Our distinctive partnership approach to our supply chain allows us to use and support smaller local companies who might otherwise find it difficult to access opportunities of scale and drives economic social value. In fact, 98% of our subcontractors are SME’s.

Case Study: Portslade

At our Portslade site, all the team live an average of just 12 miles from the development. This ethos has been essential as we seek to help the communities we work in weather the covid-19 economic impact.

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