Responsible Business Champions
Jonathan Djanogly MP and Baroness Greengross, Co-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) announced Maydencroft as one the companies short-listed for its 2017 National Responsible Business Champion award.
In selecting companies for the national award shortlist, Parliamentarians looked for companies that are: supporting their local community; investing in healthy workplaces; offering apprenticeships and training to all age groups; promoting equality and diversity in the workplace, including offering disabled people work opportunities; and monitoring suppliers’ actions on these issues. The criteria in 2017 reflect the fact that the Group wishes to support the action being taken by Government and responsible businesses to reduce the disability employment gap.
Maydencroft Ltd was nominated by Bim Afolami MP who cited its passionate commitment to its local community, its investment in its employees’ skills and the strategic approach it takes to reducing its environmental impact. The company has a bespoke CPD scheme; a minimum of 10% of the workforce are in an apprenticeship programme and a majority of its apprentices go on to have careers with the company.
“We are absolutely delighted to be the constituency business champion and to be shortlisted as one of the top 15 businesses nationally was a dream come true. We are honoured to be publicly recognised for the investment we make in young people and our focus on rural employment and the environment.” Tom Williams, MD
Pictured: Tom Williams, MD Maydencroft (left) and Bim Afolami MP (right)