Investing in local communities
Working with communities is a large part of what we do, and we’re proud of the number of local people we employ on each project.
We often train labourers in new skills and help set up and support local enterprises, such as cleaning and catering businesses. Past projects have included creating community facilities, such as a cyber café, out of disused areas.
Additionally, our staff each get two CSR ‘donation days’ per year (two paid days in addition to their annual leave) that they can use for community activities. These can be used for contribution to charity or community projects either local to our offices / projects or of personal importance to the individual. This means that every year we commit at least 365 days of our team’s time to community activities.
We also support a number of organisations local to us who provide opportunities for young people to build team and collaboration skills through sport. Currently we are involved with teams in Eltham, Beckenham, Bromley and Bromsgrove.
Helping young people
We’re committed to creating career opportunities for school leavers and recent graduates.
Through strong relationships with schools, universities and colleges, we’re able to offer work experience, intern placements, apprenticeships and sponsored study schemes to support young people into the construction sector.
We are also proud to partner with Envision, a UK charity that works to help develop key employability skills in young people, using social action to get them engaged in issues that affect their local community. Our team use their CSR days to volunteer as business mentors to young people as part of the charity’s Community Apprentice scheme.
Raising money for charity
Our staff also give immense energy to charity fundraising activities – from baking cakes to sponsored cycles and taking on Yorkshire’s Three Peaks Challenge.
2016 saw a team of intrepid walkers hike 150 miles over five days from London to Birmingham – raising a total of £14,864 for The Prince’s Trust.
In 2018 we raised a fantastic £4152.95 for the Stillbirth & Neo-Natal Death charity SANDS as our fabulous BG team braved the mud and bruises to complete the Tough Mudder challenge!
Our environmental commitment
We are a forward-thinking, environmentally friendly practice. As well as prioritising sustainability and energy efficiency in our work, we also promote recycling and green policies in our offices.
Our old computers are donated to charity, to be refurbished and distributed in developing countries.
Read our Environmental Policy
We do not process large amounts of personal data, but what we do process, we do so in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. Exactly how we do this, you can read in this privacy statement.