A north-west Quantity Surveying and Project Management first has been named as the best in the country to work with, and to work for.
Poole Dick won People Development category at the Constructing Excellence National Awards after impressing judges with their focus on culture, the working environment and the vision.
“Over the past three and half years we have completely transformed the business from the inside with a focus on skills development, company ethos and we’ve transformed the space we work in,” said managing director Steve Connolly.
“It’s paid off in many ways, helping our brand stand out in the market. We call it our Inside-Out approach — if we can ensure it’s a great place to work on the inside, that equates to delivering quality service on the outside. We want the Poole Dick way to be nationally recognised as the UK model in how a building project should be managed. It’s a very ambitious vision because it means we become a significant voice in an industry which has many big players but our Inside-Out approach underpins it.”
The Constructing Excellence judges said that Poole Dick’s story stood out amongst some of the UK’s biggest companies.
Adds Steve: “I’m proud to see a modest-sized firm such as ours showing the multi-nationals how to treat people. Our mission has always been bold — to change our world — but this award is proof that we are heading in the right direction.
“This process has given us a competitive edge by having a distinctive and inspiring story to tell, which certainly makes networking a lot easier. But it’s also sensible from a business perspective to help our employees fulfil their potential and feel safe to express themselves and contribute in multiple ways to our success. Without doubt you get more out of people when they are energised and enthused, plus you attract the very best talent too.”
The Constructing Excellence Awards recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects in the UK. The finals are held at the Marriott in London’s Grosvenor Square.
With offices in Manchester and Stoke, Poole Dick are construction management consultants providing Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Employer’s Agent and Principal Designer services. The firm serves a wide range of construction sectors across the UK, including Senior Living, Retail. Education, Leisure, Industrial and Student Accommodation.