The £2.5 million we invest each year in strengthening the fabric of local communities saw it win the Sunday Times ‘Giving Something Back’ title at the 2017 Best Companies To Work For awards.
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The company was also the highest placed construction firm in the prestigious Top 100 Companies list, achieving 14th place. The annual list grades the very best workplaces after extensive online feedback from thousands of staff in hundreds of companies on a number of key areas of contentment.

The highlight for Willmott Dixon at the event was securing the coveted Giving Something Back crown after judges were impressed its work to improve the life chances of 10,000 young people. It singled out for praise how the company’s programme to provide buddying, mentoring and apprenticeships is really making a difference.
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Willmott Dixon’s £2.5 million contribution to the community comes mainly from the time, skills and experience that staff provide local projects such as refurbishing community assets and working to find jobs for young people. Over 73 per cent of staff undertook a community activity in 2016, and Willmott Dixon also remains the only carbon neutral company in the sector.

In coming 14th overall in the Best Companies Top 100 list, one of the facts that stood out was nearly 85 per cent of staff said they were extremely positive about what they did and the projects the company delivered, which include refurbishing the east wing of Alexandra Palace and building a home for the Met Office supercomputer.