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Morgan Sindall’s got talent!

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The shortlist for the Construction News Talent Awards has been announced and construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has been shortlisted for three of this year’s coveted awards.

The awards celebrate the people and initiatives behind the companies working in the construction and infrastructure industry. Championing those who are striving to improve the industry’s reputation, employment practices and those who are setting the standard for inclusivity and diversity.

Morgan Sindall has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Place to Work’ and ‘Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.’ Recognising the lengths at which the business has gone to foster a positive culture, behaviours and way of working that allow employees to achieve a work-life balance.

Initiatives that have been introduced at Morgan Sindall in the last four years include; improved policies for maternity, paternity, foster carers and flexible leave, supported and flexible return to work processes and options to purchase additional annual leave. As well as a pioneering returnship programme, launched in September 2017, aimed at attracting people back into construction, and recruiting those with transferable skills from other sectors.

In addition, hr director Dawn Moore, has been shortlisted for the ‘Inspire Me’ campaign award, which encourages women to seek and achieve leadership roles in construction - something Dawn is passionate about. A working parent herself, she has championed women in construction, a commitment which has already seen her recognised by Working Mum’s in 2017, when she was awarded the Working Mum’s Champion Award.

Dawn says: “It is great to be recognised by the industry for all our hard work in this area. Creating an open and inclusive workplace culture, in which everyone feels valued and respected, is key to our business success and attracting and retaining talent, particularly as we operate in an industry which has well-documented challenges around diversity.

“We want people to consider starting a career in our industry, and encourage people to stay; and it’s great to see the policies and practices we have in place at Morgan Sindall, as well as those in partnership with our joint ventures, are already positively contributing to our recruitment and retention figures.”

Congratulations also extends to the M5 Oldbury Viaduct Project (a joint venture between BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and VolkerFitzpatrick), who have been shortlisted in the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, Best Project Team and Best Place to Work and Apprenticeship Initiative of the Year categories for the work they have been doing to create a positive and inclusive culture on the £100 million contract for Highways England.

The winners of the Construction News Talent Awards will be announced at the awards ceremony on 21 November at the Park Plaza Hotel in London.