One of our key aims is to lay the foundations for the future by creating sustainable communities where people can attain a better quality of life.

This is a major driver in our business philosophy and we encourage all our staff to engage in initiatives and activities that can encourage positive changes in local social and economic conditions.

We consult and listen to people so that we can understand their views. Not just to meet immediate needs, but to answer the long-term aims and ambitions of a community. By adopting an inclusive approach we help to support those communities – by recruiting locally, offering training and re-training, and using local supply chains wherever possible.

Perhaps most important of all, we engage with local schools and colleges to provide young people with work experience. This is designed to help them not only understand the working world, but develop and nurture their self-belief and sense of how their contribution is valued.