Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett has presented Seddon Construction Ltd with a Charter for Employment Standards.
The construction company was awarded the charter mark for creating training and employment opportunities for local people while also showing their commitment to training and up-skilling the workforce, supported by good working practices and conditions.
The company is a family-owned and managed business that started life in Little Hulton and now employs more than 800 people across the country.
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: "Seddon Construction Ltd were accredited by an independent panel of advisors and I would like to congratulate them on achieving the standard.
"Responsible employers who pay staff decent wages and provide good working conditions are a critical part of the employment relationship and reflect the expectations of our Employment Standards Charter.
"I hope other companies choose to join our standards and follow Seddon’s example.”
Jonathan Seddon of the construction business said: "Seddon is both proud and honoured to achieve the Mayor’s Charter for Employment Standards. Seddon’s roots were planted in Salford 120 years ago this year, and throughout this time we have focused on employing and developing local people through apprenticeships and training. I’d like to thank the City and Mayor Dennett for recognising this commitment.”
The Charter for Employment Standards now has 90 members that have voluntarily signed up as a supporter.
Employers that apply for a Charter Mark status have their application marked and assessed against strict criteria by an independent panel.