Section 172 (1) Statement for the year ending 30 April 2024
In accordance with Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006, the Directors of the Group must act in a way that they, in good faith, would be most likely to promote the success of the Group for the benefit of its members as a whole and in doing so
the Directors should have regard to:
The Group recognises that its workforce is its most important asset in delivering long term success.
Engagement: We continue to engage with our workforce via toolbox talks and briefings on training and health and safety matters. We are also rolling out a programme of one-to-one meetings between managers and staff.
Training and development: The Group continues to invest in its people to ensure they can bring industry best practice to oursites. The Company is rolling out management training course based on the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R Covey.
Apprentices: We also continue our successful apprenticeship programme and seek to nurture new talent with the expectation that they will become the managers of the future.
Wellbeing: We support employee wellbeing with our Employee Assistance Programme.
The Group carefully maintains good relationships with its stakeholders and as a result our stakeholders continue to support the business. This was demonstrated by both the coronavirus pandemic and our cyber-attack in 2022.
Clients: We regularly engage with our clients at client and industry events, site visits and meetings. We aim to develop long term relationships with key personnel within our client base and are keen to align our success to theirs.
Suppliers & subcontractors: Our supply chain remain a key driver to long term success. We engage with our suppliers at industry events and regular account review meetings. The Group Board monitors the treatment of our suppliers and
subcontractors to ensure they are paid to terms and treated fairly.
Banks & Lenders: We have quarterly meetings with our principal finance providers to update them on Group performance. We have a small portfolio of trusted finance providers so we can maintain and develop our reputation as a
Our Community & Environment
Environment: We continue to innovate in our production and continue to find ways to re-use materials on site to reduce the amount disposed off-site. We also invest in modern fuel-efficient plant and machinery so we can deliver our services at a
lower carbon cost.
Community:The Group supports local and industry charities. The Group is registered with H.M. Prison Service’sresettlement programme to offer work to offenders approaching release. It also supports the “Local Labour in Construction” scheme across various locations.
Our Business Conduct
Fairness: The Group understands that to ensure a long-term success it needs to treat its workforce and stakeholders with fairness and respect.
Compliance: The Group maintains and monitors policies around modern slavery and economic crime, among others.
This report was approved by the board and signed on its behalf.
P. D. Timlin
Date: 13th of February 2023