In its second year, the Inspiring Change Awards highlight and reward organisations within the construction and infrastructure sector that have created a more inclusive culture. Creating open and inclusive workplace cultures in which everyone feels valued, and respects colleagues, is recognised as key to business success. Increasingly, clients are focussing on diversity and inclusion within their procurement policies and employees want to work in companies that recognise the importance of diversity and equality of opportunity.
Submissions to the 2017 Awards were asked to provide evidence that the organisation recognises the value of employee and/or community engagement and that they have introduced initiatives that have achieved benefits for both the business and the community. Entries needed to show how initiatives are aligned to company goals, made a sustainable and positive impact on the workforce or community in which it operates and have delivered positive results such as:
Judges were looking for innovative interventions that are aligned to company strategy and will inspire other employers to follow their lead. The awards recognise businesses that improve the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large.
The Inspiring Change 2017 Awards were eligible for all those working in the construction industry and build environment in the UK.
Entries were invited from organisations that have introduced innovative and creative interventions within the last two years that are aligned to the business strategy and will inspire other employers to follow their lead.
Above: CECA Chief Executive Alasdair Reisner
Inscribed trophies were presented to the winners at the Inspiring Change Awards. The keynote speakers at the Awards ceremony were Val Shawcross CBE, London Deputy Mayor for Transport and David Poole, Executive Director, Commercial and Procurement, Highways England.
Above: London Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross CBE at the Inspiring Change Awards at the new Village Hall, Battersea Power Station, June 2017
Above: David Poole, Executive Director, Commercial & Procurement for Highways England, addresses the awards ceremony