Build Back Better - Being a Force for Good

As a business, we have set a vision to be a force for good. We know that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our society and as a responsible business, we are committed to playing our part in supporting the communities who need the most help.

This is why we are supporting a national Build Back better movement.


Build Back Better


Reducing Poverty

build back better poverty We will continually identify activities and opportunities where Novus can help reduce the impact of poverty within our local communities.

Whether this be through charity fundraising, donating to food banks, or providing support for the homeless, Novus are committed to helping people Build Back Better after the devastation caused by Covid-19.

We are always keen to hear your ideas on how Novus can help in your community, so if you have any ideas or suggestions you would like to put forward, please email Build Back Better.

Good Health & Wellbeing


build back better wellbeing We know that our colleagues and customers are the heartbeat of our business.

Therefore, we are committed to looking after their wellbeing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring that each and every person remains mentally and physically healthy.

Introducing Mental Health First Aiders is just one of the areas Novus are supporting all colleagues throughout 2021 and beyond. We will be continually developing and introducing initiatives around wellbeing on an ongoing basis and highlighting these via our website and social media channels.

We are always keen to hear ideas, so if you have any ideas or suggestions you would like to put forward, please email Build Back Better.

Environmental Action


build back better environment Through the Covid pandemic we have dramatically reduced our carbon footprint through working smarter and more efficiently.

Now, we are keen to continue this progress by working with local communities on positive environmental initiatives and towards ambitious sustainability targets for our own business.

  1. Raising awareness and involving our employees and stakeholders across the country
  2. Reducing emissions from business travel
  3. Reducing emissions from our branch offices
  4. Reduce our total construction waste
  5. Increasing our use sustainable materials

If you have any ideas or suggestions for Environmental initiatives that Novus could be a part of in your community, please do email Build Back Better and we will be in touch.

Coffee4Craig Win the First Build Back Better Challenge!

We are delighted to announce the first winner of our #BuildBackBetter Challenge…Coffee4Craig!

This Manchester-based drop-in centre is an evening and weekend service, offering hot meals, showers and medical support to the city’s homeless community.

Read more about the winning nomination and how we’ll be supporting them by visiting our news section.

You can nominate a worthy cause for our second Build Back Better challenge by emailing your entry to or by using the nomination form below.

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Nominate a Good Cause - The #BuildBackBetter Challenge

Nominate a Worthy Cause

    Nominate a Worthy Cause

    Throughout 2021, we’ll be undertaking Build Back Better community projects that embody one our 3 key focus areas: Poverty, Wellbeing, and Environment.

    Every quarter, we’ll be supporting a deserving initiative as nominated by you – following a similar format to our Big 5 Campaign.

    We’ll be looking for the good causes where we can have the most impact. Anyone can submit an entry!

    Nominations for the 2nd Build Back Challenge are now open!

    Do you have a project in mind? Is there a local initiative that would benefit from our support?

    Send your nomination using the form >>

    Volunteer Hero Initiative

    As part of our Build Back Better campaign, we recently launched the “Volunteer Hero” Initiative, which will see all Novus employees encouraged to volunteer for local community causes during ordinary work hours.

    To launch the new Volunteer Hero campaign, 16 volunteers Novus in Stoke participated in a community clean up in the Scotia Valley area in Stoke-on-Trent.

    Suggest a project that our Volunteer Heroes can help with by emailing

    Read about our Volunteer Hero Initiative

    Building Back Better Update

    • Cup of Kindness board delivered to Cambrian Place Sheltered Scheme
    • Novus and Great Places refurbished Park Lodge community room for the benefit of local community groups
    • We donated PPE and hand sanitisers to Douglas Macmillan Hospice in North Staffordshire
    • Novus in Stoke undertook a community clean up in Stoke-on-Trent park

    Mental Health First Aiders

    A coffee and a chat or a simple “how are you?” could make all the difference to someone.

    As part of our commitment to supporting the wellbeing of colleagues, Novus have installed Mental Health First Aiders in each area of the business.

    Having a qualified Mental First Aider (or Aiders) in the workplace provides a point of contact for colleagues who are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.

    This interaction could range from having an initial conversation through to supporting the individual to get appropriate help in a crisis.

    Our Mental Health First Aiders can spot the signs of mental ill health and are valuable in providing early support for someone who may be developing a mental health issue.

    Meet Our Mental Health First Aiders

    Having a Positive Effect on the Environment

    Working towards a more sustainable future.

    Over the last 12 months, we have made great strides towards becoming more sustainable and reducing our carbon footprint.

    The Covid pandemic has resulted in more of our people working remotely and subsequently travelling less. Add to this the reduced amount of energy used to heat and light the offices and decreased waste, the business overall has lowered its carbon usage.

    However, we recognise that this is not time to rest on our laurels. As part of the Build Back Better campaign, we’ll be super charging our commitments towards sustainability and positive environmental change with ambitious targets and green initiatives.

    Look our for upcoming sustainability projects, campaigns, and initiatives on our social media pages throughout 2021.

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    Build Back Better Blog


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