Investing in Communities
Working with communities
Working hand in hand with the communities where our projects are based is important to us. We believe that our work should go beyond the ‘building’ and make a real difference in creating and developing communities. This is critical to our ethos of delivering successful partnerships. We work with our partners to ensure we engage with the local communities – examples include tours of the assets we create, work experience placements and running events for local businesses offering them local supply chain opportunities to drive local economic benefits in the areas we are based.
In the last year we have opened some of our developments to the public, invited local secondary school students to tour our sites and have delivered ‘Insight Days’ to apprentices at local colleges.
Charity of the year
We recognise the value of charitable partnerships. We are committed to raising money and awareness for our chosen charity The Alzheimer’s Society, selected after an employee vote. In an effort to increase our impact on our charitable partnerships and to give staff flexibility, we offer our staff volunteering opportunities to support either their own charity or our chosen charity. Allowing our employees to reach those who are in need and make a positive impact. In the past year, we have raised over £12,000 for the charity.