National award for diverse staff

Keynote speaker at the ceremony, Dawn Gibbins MBE, Secret Millionnaire and Philanthropreneur congratulates Huw Evans, Willmott Dixon Partnerships' Head of Customer Service & Training.
Keynote speaker at the ceremony, Dawn Gibbins MBE, Secret Millionnaire and Philanthropreneur congratulates Huw Evans, Willmott Dixon Partnerships' Head of Customer Service & Training.

MAINTENANCE contractor Willmott Dixon has achieved national recognition for workforce diversity among its Scarborough staff.

Willmott Dixon Group’s repairs specialist won the Excellence in performance by a large company award at the annual Construction Diversity Expo’s Construction Diversity Awards in London.

Judges were impressed by Willmott Dixon Partnerships’ dedication to providing an inclusive working environment through its range of initiatives that support and encourage equal opportunities and a diverse workforce.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships managing director, Mick Williamson said: “Partnerships aims to attract, develop and promote the most committed people with the right behaviour in order to provide a high quality service throughout the life of our contracts.

“We recognise that attracting a culturally diverse workforce is key to achieving this. It is our belief that a positive change should be led from above, and a third of our board of directors are female compared to an average of one in eight among the FTSE Top 100 companies.

“We are honoured to have won this award, especially when competing against such a high standard of entries from other large national organisations.

“We feel proud of our Opening Doors scheme, which provides young people, regardless of their background and academic qualifications, the opportunity to explore careers within the construction industry.”

Willmott Dixon Partnerships works with Yorkshire Coast Homes on a £3.2 million contract to repair and maintain 4,500 homes in Scarborough and Whitby.