Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Gold and wellbeing Investors in People awards for construction firm

Mark BeardConstruction company Beard has been awarded an Investors in People (IIP) Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award for its commitment to the health and safety of employees in the workplace.

It is the 16th year that Swindon-based Beard has received an IIP award. It has been accredited by Investors in People since 2003 and achieved gold award status for eight years since 2011. It now holds both gold status and the health and wellbeing award.

Only eight percent of organisations in the construction industry in the south of the UK are accredited with this latest Health and Wellbeing Award.

Mark Beard, chairman of Beard Construction, said: “At Beard we put our people at the heart of everything that we do, from employees to our supply chain. Maintaining their health and wellbeing is fundamental to us. Both are vital to Beard, to our culture and to the way that we operate.

“We go out of our way to ensure that we treat people fairly, reward people well and provide our employees with training and development from the graduates who have just walked through the door up to director level and those that have been a part of Beard for years.

“Maintaining a working environment where everyone can and wants to give of the best and go home at the end of the working week in a healthy positive state is an ongoing challenge. We will continue to work hard to ensure everyone who works for Beard enjoys the experience.”

Cath Parish, Investors in People and Health and Wellbeing practitioner, who assessed Beard, said: “I was delighted to be Beard’s assessor for this very prestigious award.

"The Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award shows the main elements of good practice that really can make a positive impact – not only to the people working in Beard, but also for the business as a whole."