Posted: 24 November 2020
The annual North West Regional Construction Awards (NWRCA) celebrates the hard work of organisations and individuals across the sector, highlighting the innovative work and commitment of those who contribute to building and regenerating communities across the region.
Leading builder and social entrepreneur, HMS, is sponsoring the People Development Award at this year’s NWRCAs, which is taking place virtually, Thursday 26th November.
As a socially focused organisation, HMS recognises the importance of investing in the people that make up its team, as well as those who are impacted by its work and are committed to providing employment and training opportunities which upskill its team members and opens the door for young people or those looking to retrain with apprenticeships.
Discussing the award, Managing Director, Paul Worthington, said: “As a 700-strong organisation, people are our biggest asset and one we are continually investing in, which is why we wanted to sponsor the People Development Award.
“We offer training opportunities internally and have many cases where apprentices have gone onto full time roles within the organisation. As a former apprentice myself, opportunities like these cannot be underestimated and are vital to ensuring people achieve all they want to in their career.”
HMS also works to support those outside of its organisation and works day in, day out, to not only physically transform places, but improve people’s lives through contributing to local social projects which support people’s wellbeing and increase access to training and employment opportunities. Having delivered over £7 million in social value in the last financial year, HMS has continued its investment in communities throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, offering ILM training opportunities to 12 youngsters and continuing its Women in Construction programme.
Paul continued: “2020 has shown the importance of supporting those around us and that is something HMS values as if people grow and do well, so does the business. So, it is vital that we continue to nurture talent across the region, through programmes such as ILM, and create a safe and supportive place to work.
“Good luck to everyone nominated for the award, we’re looking forward to learning more about the fantastic programmes which are supporting people into and through their career in construction.”
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