Our people and suppliers


We want to help all our colleagues look after their mental, physical, social and financial health. Our Health and Wellbeing Committee coordinates our efforts supported by a Health and Wellbeing Champion in every regional business.


We want to help all our colleagues look after their mental, physical, social and financial health. Our EDI Committee coordinates our efforts and in some of our regional businesses they are supported by a Health and Wellbeing Champion.

Our Wellbeing Policy sets out our commitment to create a workplace where health and wellbeing concerns are addressed in an open and supportive way. We run wellbeing campaigns throughout the year and provide materials our regional businesses can use to engage colleagues on topics such as mental health, financial health, suicide awareness, loneliness and physical wellbeing.

Our latest employee survey showed that 93% of employees know how to access support for mental health and wellbeing at work if they want to.

Healthcare benefits

Our core benefits package includes healthcare for all employees, through private medical insurance or health cash plans. All office-based employees are entitled to regular health assessments after completing two year’s service. Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers counselling, financial advice and a support line. All colleagues can use our virtual GP offer to get an appointment with a GP to discuss any health concerns, obtain advice and treatment such as medical prescriptions.

Supporting physical and financial health

Regular events and classes encourage employees to look after their physical health, such as drop in Yoga, Pilates and HIIT sessions. We have a range of options to support everyone’s financial wellbeing, to assist employees to be more confident with their money, and to gain skills and capability to manage their finances well. Optional benefits include discounted shopping, access to retail offers and a new salary sacrifice car scheme enabling employees to access energy efficient vehicles for them and their families. We also run regular employee sessions on pensions, benefits and webinars on managing money and budgeting.


Mental health in construction

Mental health is a significant concern for the construction industry.

Our Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) support managers and employees when mental health issues arise. We are recruiting more MHFA and aim to have one at every site. By the end of 2023, we had increased the number of MHFA to 161 from 90.

We also piloted a new mental health training for line managers on how to support colleagues experiencing mental health issues or returning to work from a mental health related absence.

We use the Thrive mental health app, approved by the NHS, which provides tools to manage and improve mental wellbeing. We are ensuring that this app and other wellbeing apps are pre-loaded on work mobile devices. We are a signatory to the Building Mental Health Charter and work with Lighthouse Club, a charity focusing on wellbeing for people in the construction sector and their families.