Creating economic value for local communities
We live our 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.
Supporting local business
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.
98% of our subcontractors are small and medium enterprises.
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.
Training and apprenticeships
We actively support our teams and subcontractors with training and apprenticeships.
In addition to formal apprenticeships, we 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.
We are proud to support service leavers as an Armed Forces Covenant signatory and our charitable relationship with Building Heroes.
A focus for wellbeing
We support the Lighthouse Club and their mission to provide proactive support & resources to construction workers and their families.
The charity offers a free and confidential 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline and text HARDHAT service which provides a range of information, guidance and support on a huge variety of wellbeing issues.
Their Help Inside the Hard Hat campaign is raising awareness of mental health issues in the construction industry. Join the campaign for better mental health.