26 July, 2022      Company UpdatesCore ValuesCSR

We’re committed to employing local people and supporting local businesses through our ‘Think Local’ approach. This approach is a core ethic and value of our business and helps us in being a force for good.

How is Novus thinking locally?

We always aim to recruit and employ local people living within a 30-mile radius of our operational centres and the contracts we deliver. It is through this initiative that we have helped many local people obtain jobs and learn valuable skills they need to progress further in their career.

We currently have 25 employees working on our University of Manchester contract where we’re carrying out repair works for their lecture theatres, laboratories, refectories, and recreational facilities. Through our ‘Think Local’ approach 23 of these employees live within the Greater Manchester area, helping us deliver an additional £647,381 of social and local economic value through the contract.

Multi-Trade Operative Apprentice Dylan Henry from Greater Manchester has been working on the contract carrying out daily repair works. He’s been able to earn whilst he learns whilst completing a NVQ in Property Maintenance.

Commenting on his experience working for Novus Dylan said: “I’m so thankful to Novus for giving me this opportunity to build a good career and achieve my goals.”

We’re also proud to have recently employed Labourer Adriano to join our Manchester team to help deliver our Jigsaw Homes Group contract. Adriano has been out of work since November 2021 and is now overjoyed to be helping us carry out these works.

In addition to this, we’ve hired a team of locals to help deliver our civils contract for Wrexham County Borough Council. Wrexham local Aaron Pemberton has been supporting this contract and was hired as an apprentice a few years ago. He has recently completed his apprenticeship and is now a competent site supervisor and a valued team member.

Employing local people to help deliver our works not only supports the communities that we work and live in, but it also helps in creating an effective business model. Their valuable knowledge of the local area allows us to reach our customers faster and helps our projects run smoother and more efficiently.

We’re also dedicated in building a stronger community, which is why we use local businesses. This ensures the positive health of local jobs within the area, making it a better place to live and work as well as creating a healthy economy for the community.

Reflecting on Housing 2024

Reflecting on Housing 2024

We’re delighted to have had a successful presence at Housing 2024, a key event in our annual calendar. The three-day event sees stakeholders from across the housing sector come together at Manchester Central to discuss and collaborate to identify solutions.


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