Manchester and Cheshire Construction is celebrating after winning the Commitment to People Development award at the British Chambers of Commerce’s annual Chamber Business Awards 2017.
The Chamber Business Awards, now in its 14th year, is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities.
The judges were impressed by Manchester and Cheshire Construction's commitment to training and staff development. Each year employees are given a training plan, built on the training needs of the company based on forthcoming contracts, and the learning and development needs identified by the employee or line manager.
Last year, the company participated in 252 training days, an average of five training days per employee.
Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Manchester and Cheshire Construction Company is a great example of a firm that recognises the importance of investing in staff, nurturing talent and identifying future skills needs. Well-trained workers play a crucial role in achieving and sustaining business growth. This award acknowledges their commitment to staff development and is well deserved.”
Manchester and Cheshire Construction recently completed the largest contract in its history - a £9.5m upgrade of the building which houses the University of Manchester’s School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.
The company undertook the two-year project at the Samuel Alexander Building (pictured), the largest contract in the Salford company’s 46-year history.
Work began in 2015 and was carried out in phases to minimise disruption to staff and students.