Social Value

OUR CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY

At Willmott Dixon Interiors our purpose extends beyond profit. As leaders in the refurbishment and fit out arena, we play an important role in positively shaping and improving the local communities in which we operate.

Our internal culture is one in which our people feel proud to give back. Whether inspiring young people, tackling social exclusion, or aiding community transformation, our people invest their time and resources to deliver additional social and economic value.

For every pound we spend we invest back in to our local communities. Each refurbishment project offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with our customers, supply chain and stakeholders to develop innovative interventions that demonstrates the wider Social Return on Investment of a contract.

Stats

£546,921
Total Investment (Staff Time & Donations)
£182,856
Total Supply Chain Investment (Staff Time & Donations)
£9,915
Raised for charitable causes

Achievements & Initiatives

Our awarding winning approach to Social Value demonstrates our commitment to delivering genuine, impactful interventions that really make a difference in the lives of the people we work with and the communities we serve. Since 2016 we have been on a journey partnering with customers, charities and local councils, to continually learn and strengthen our social value offering to maximise impact.
Social Value Awards
  • Construction Investing in Talent Awards - Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
  • Women in Construction Awards - Diversity Champion & Mentor of the Year
  • Women in Construction Awards - Role Model of the Year
  • Inspire Me Awards - Diversity Champion & Most Inspiring Mentor
  • Inspire Me Awards - Most Inspiring Role Model
  • Landsec Through the Gate Awards

Social Value Highlights

Impact & Community Development
  • 67 % of our community activities in 2017 were high impact
  • 83 % of our community activities in 2018 were high impact
  • We delivered 3 community transformation projects
Enhancing the Lives of Young People
  • 2017 – Enhanced the lives of 125 young people
  • Overall YTD - Enhanced the lives of 486 young people
Local Skills & Employment
  • Supported work experience placements for 63 people
  • Of the 63 placements, 21 were female
  • Supported 17 apprenticeships opportunities
Improved Employability for Young People
  • In 2017 we engaged with 4,363 young people
  • We delivered school /college workshops to 1,396 young people
  • We worked with 2,951 school children
Employability Training for Young People who are NEET
We hosted 4 employability programmes to support 62 unemployed young people to gain key employability training skills.
Charity Donations & Fundraising - 2017
In 2017 we raised a total of £8,940 for charitable causes: Unicef UK, Parents House, Dad’s House, Teen Unite, British Heart Foundation, Grenfell, Water Aid, Imperial College Health Care and Get Kids Going
Testimonials
“At a time of political and economic uncertainty, it is increasingly important to us to use our resources in a responsible and thoughtful way to aid social mobility. This approach empowers us to deliver projects that are not only high quality, but make a real and lasting difference”
GRAHAM SHAW
Managing Director

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Contact

Anna Koukoullis
Community Investment & Apprentice Manager

t: 02076349600
e: Anna.Koukoullis@willmottdixon.co.uk