Our family ethos, and our long standing commitment to the communities we work in, is something that never falters.
Our teams go above and beyond to deliver much more local value than the buildings we construct. A great many acts of kindness start within our site boundaries.
In addition, each year our local offices support a chosen Charity of the Year, through ongoing initiatives that uplift communities, improve lives and engage our people in meaningful activities for themselves and others.
This year our head office is supporting Julia's House Children's Hospice. Teams of people have gone above and beyond to show their support, raising donations and having great fun along the way. Individual efforts and team events have included everything from Tough Mudder, 105k bike rides, a golf day, marathons and half marathons, to office dress down days and cake sales.
The charity's major fundraising event for the year, the Big Dog Art Trail, saw our Services team take on the important role of logistics partner. They safely transported all 30 larger than life balloon dog sculptures and 42 miniature Swinpups to historic parks and landmarks around the town. At the end of the trail, we brought them all back together for a grand farewell event, where they found their forever homes through an auction which raised more than £165,000.
For 2023 and 2024, Shooting Star is our Guildford team's chosen charity.
Shooting Star is a
local charity that helps and supports babies, children and young people with
life-limiting conditions and their families, through respite care, specialist nursing,
and complementary events.
The team has visited to discuss their needs and fundraising opportunities. Stay tuned for more updates from our Oxford colleagues, who are long standing supporters of the charity.
Our Oxford office is fundraising for Sobell House Hospice, one of the oldest hospices in the UK.
They've completed a jailbreak quiz, which sounded like loads of fun - raising nearly £1,700; held a race & BBQ night - raising nearly £1,200; and walked 9 miles from Abingdon to Oxford via the River Thames - raising a further £1,300.
In true style, our trusted regional supply chain partners have been an integral part of this success & we thank them for their involvement and generosity!
Our Bristol colleagues are passionate about homelessness and are working with Help Bristol's Homeless this year, to lend their support in all kinds of ways.
They've held volunteering days to make improvements within the charity's container accommodation, and raised donations though a walking challenge, 72 holes of golf in a day and a salon day, where the team took their scissors and secondary skills to site.