HILLSBOROUGH, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — National contractor GRAHAM Construction has been awarded Platinum accreditation against the Investors in People standard.
They join the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management. GRAHAM have also been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing standard that demonstrates a holistic approach to positive people management.
GRAHAM Construction is part of the GRAHAM Group, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading construction, asset management and project investment businesses. The company recently posted another strong set of year end results for 2016-17, announcing a turnover increase to £565 million. It has been shortlisted this year for major industry awards by Building, Construction News, Construction Enquirer and Retail Week, as well as by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
GRAHAM Construction currently has over 100 live projects across the UK, including:
- A £150 million partnership with Barnet Council to enhance education, community, leisure and operational assets across the Borough, and a £100 million Schools for the Future programme for Dumfries and Galloway Council – both being undertaken by the GRAHAM Construction building team
- Three projects, secured via the Highways England Collaborative Delivery Framework, in the East of England, Stockport and Liverpool – being carried out by the GRAHAM Construction civil engineering team
- Projects for KPMG, Primark and the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough – by GRAHAM Interior Fit-Out
GRAHAM employs over 2,200 people and delivers construction and facilities management services to a range of clients from 16 regional offices. With records dating back over 200 years, it has developed a people focused culture that has enabled it to continually deliver successful projects throughout the UK and Ireland.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, which reflects the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enable organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate GRAHAM Construction, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. GRAHAM Construction should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
Commenting on the award, Alan Bill, Managing Director of GRAHAM Construction, said: “This result demonstrates our on-going commitment to making GRAHAM Construction a great place to work, where each individual can attain their personal and career goals.It could not have been achieved without the commitment, ability, loyalty and infectious enthusiasm of our people which is a great foundation for future success.We view the Investors in People standard as an effective tool to help drive and continuously improve our people strategy and are pleased that this work has been recognised with Investors in People’s highest award.”