£2.5 million Willmott Dixon invests each year in strengthening the fabric of
local communities saw it win the Sunday Times ‘Giving Something Back’ title at
the 2017 Best Companies To Work For awards.
company was also the highest placed construction firm in the prestigious Top 100
Companies list, achieving 14th place. The annual list grades the very best
workplaces after extensive online feedback from thousands of staff in hundreds
of companies on a number of key areas of contentment.
highlight for Willmott Dixon was securing the coveted Giving
Something Back crown after judges were impressed at its work to improve the life
chances of 10,000 young people. It singled out for praise how the company’s
programme to provide buddying, mentoring and apprenticeships is really making a
No 14 in the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work list
Dixon’s £2.5 million contribution to the community comes mainly from the time,
skills and experience that staff provide on local projects of value such as refurbishing
community assets and working with young people to improve their confidence, skills and help find long-term jobs. Over 73 per cent of
staff undertook a community activity in 2016, and Willmott Dixon also remains
the only carbon neutral company in the sector.
coming 14th in the Best Companies Top 100 list, one of the facts that
stood out was nearly 85 per cent of staff said they were extremely positive
about what they did and the projects the company delivered, which include
refurbishing the east wing of Alexandra Palace, providing training colleges for HS2 and building a home for the Met
Rick picking up the community giving prize
On both awards, Rick
Willmott, group chief executive:
“We are delighted to have won the ‘Giving
Something Back’ prize and achieved such a high ranking. Our people at Willmott Dixon are passionate about bringing long-term benefits to society, with social value a key
area that helps define our company. It an important aspect that employees
cite about why they like working for us.
We want to keep moving forward as a
top employer and achieving both of these accolades only inspires us more - we
want the best people to work for us and be proud of what they give back to society!”