Blog: SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Danny Sullivan Group Ltd

24 March 2022

People Development sponsored by Cheesmur Building Contractors

Danny Sullivan Group Ltd

People Development Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 finalist

Danny Sullivan Group's mission is “To be the first choice Labour Supplier for clients and employees and be renowned for our contribution to delivering a legacy of transformational UK Infrastructure.”

People have always been at the centre of everything the company does. This philosophy is more important than ever in a time where having the rights skills and talents to respond to a fast and ever-changing industry is critical to delivering success for our valued clients. The family values instilled by  Chairperson and founder Danny O’Sullivan are still alive to this day. The company is proud of its retention rates and teams that have the knowledge, skills and experience built over decades of working on some of the most transformational projects in the UK.

The company was always determined to listen to its people and create a strategy that opened development opportunities, going above and beyond everything they had previously done.

Within Danny Sullivan Group, they have a dedicated Training and Development Department that assesses, plans, delivers and monitors our employee’s training and upskilling. 

The company's Workforce Strategy establishes a committed minimum spend of £300,000 on its workforce annually. This spend comprised of:
• 220+ NVQ’s in various levels and trades
• 840+ Industry Accredited Short Course Bookings
• 9 New Start Apprenticeships
• 12 Apprenticeship Completions
• 3 New Enrolments on our bespoke Supervisor Development Programme

Inclusion and diversity is foundational to the company's culture and strategic vision. Its diversity makes the community stronger, more interesting and richer in skills, and helps the company to deliver solutions for its clients. Danny Sullivan Group recognises that to have robust, high-performing teams, they need people from different backgrounds, bringing a diversity of thought and a wealth of different experiences.

Key achievements:

  • Creation of Danny Sullivan Academy and bespoke online Learning Management System. The company is adopting lessons learnt from COVID-19 and other industries to embrace digitalisation and invest in its staff’s careers, developing leading learning and development programmes for their benefit. 

  • The company has developed and successfully launched its Workforce Strategy setting out how it will combat the Skills Shortage within the industry, attract and retain a highly-skilled workforce and place individuals’ career development front and centre of the company priorities. 

  • Inclusion and diversity is at the core of our culture and strategic vision for the development of people: Danny Sullivan Group is currently working tirelessly to be the first company in the UK to achieve the Supply Chain Sustainability School Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Accreditation. This will recognise the tremendous work they are doing in developing its people and encouraging a fair and inclusive place of work.


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


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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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