10th May 2017
Rory Stewart MP has nominated Atkinson Building Contractors as his Responsible Business Champion for 2017. Praising the company’s community values and its sustainable vision for the future.
This year’s nomination criteria focused upon; supporting the local community, offering apprenticeships to all, and promoting diversity in the workplace. In selecting a national winner, the judging panel will consider a nominated company's overall impact in its constituency; the extent of employees' engagement in the work for which it has been nominated; support for the company's work from local partners; and the extent to which it goes beyond what the company is legally or contractually obliged to do.
Rory is particulary impressed by our long-standing commitment to apprenticeships and approach to employing young people from the area.
Rory commented "Atkinson's are a very worthy nominee for this year’s Responsible Business Champion Award. The way the company has grown over the past 30 years, and the way in which their growth has benefited the local community is incredible. I am very proud of their achievements and I wish them the best of luck "