Blog: SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Baxall Construction

23 March 2022

People Development sponsored by Cheesmur Building Contractors

Baxall Construction

People Development Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 finalist

As a ‘homegrown’ Kent-based SME, Baxall Construction's strapline ‘Buildings Built on Teamwork’ resonates throughout the entire business - including its established supply chain partners and clients. One of the Baxall core values is ‘People Focused’. Baxall has a company-wide scheme dedicated to recruiting, educating, training and developing both new and existing staff in their construction career path, and achieving their full potential.

In 2021, Baxall was promoted to an Investor in People (Platinum Standard) company, an award held by less than 2% of companies across the UK, Part of the Baxall commitment to employee welfare, motivation, learning and Continuing Professional Development. This is further reflected in the company's commitment to the Government’s Skills Pledge, to actively encourage and support its employees to gain further skills and qualifications, through investing in economically valuable training and development. 

In 2021, Baxall became wholly owned by employees as part of an Employee Ownership Trust, this has allowed the Baxall team to take ownership of the company they love. Directors are hands-on and are supported by a loyal and experienced Senior Management Team.  

A core value at the foundation of Baxall is loyalty – ‘We expect loyalty from all to all. This must be earned with all and by all (two-way)’ making Baxall greater than a mere company – it makes Baxall about its people and governs how they do business. Ongoing staff development and training is a contributing factor to the company's low churn rate and results in internal promotions, with 43% of Baxall staff achieving promotion within the last seven years. 

Baxall Construction continues to support engagement with local schools and colleges providing them with career talks and events along with work experience opportunities and promote a change in perception of the construction industry. 

Key achievements:

  • Baxall Academy Trainee Scheme – The Legacy of Steve Turner (Contracts Director). Baxall has its own Trainee Scheme which has seen a range of trainee graduates from the programme.

  • Investors in People (Platinum Standard) – an award held by less than 2% of companies across the UK.

  • Bottom-Up Succession Planning – Innovation Future Leaders Programme (IFLP) and MCIOB.

Find out who wins at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 Ceremony on Thurs 30th June 2022.

About the People Development Award (sponsored by Cheesmur Building Contractors): 

People are our greatest asset and this award recognises organisations that appreciate and nurture their workforce to ensure they maximise the value of everyone’s contribution to the business. By creating inclusive workplaces which support people of all abilities through training initiatives, education, mentoring, support networks and innovative programmes, companies can demonstrate a significant impact on the future of their businesses and the wider construction industry. More info

>> Find out more about the other Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards finalists here

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