We've been shortlisted for the Construction Investing in Talent Awards

  10 AUGUST, 2017
We've been shortlisted for the Construction Investing in Talent Awards

We've been selected as a finalist in the Corporate Responsibility Scheme of the Year category of the 2017 Construction Investing in Talent Awards.

Now in its second year and brought to you by Construction News, these awards are about rewarding individuals and teams who work so hard to attract and retain the best talent.

We've been recognised for our ambitious Changing Lives scheme, which has seen us invest hundreds of hours and thousands of pounds to help improve the communities in which we operate.

The scheme is part of our company-wide commitment to corporate and social responsibility - something which is integral to the business and as such is embraced by staff across the business.

Construction News editor Tom Fitzpatrick said: “Our shortlisted companies are overcoming Brexit uncertainty by striving to attract and retain the best talent in the UK construction industry.

“Each company is going further than ever before to make construction an inclusive industry and pushing the boundaries on their outreach initiatives, recruitment and as the best places to work.

“Our expert judges from the worlds of construction, retail, government and transport will now have the difficult task of choosing this year’s winners.”

The winners will be announced at a glamorous awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on 15 November.

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