Lakehouse named one of the 'best of the best' employers in construction
A special report by Construction News has highlighted the best employers in the construction industry, listing Lakehouse as exceptional when it comes to putting people first.
Following objective analysis of a range of independent audits Lakehouse has been listed in the top fifteen alongside some big players including Wates, Balfour Beatty and Kier. Construction News looked at how contractors performed in the following:
- The people categories of the Construction News Quality Awards
- The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Awards
- The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For List
- The Best Companies book
- Whether they are an Investor in People
Each contractor was then given a score for each award they received over a number of years and awarded a gold, silver or bronze according to how many points they achieved. Lakehouse was awarded a bronze and listed as one of the top companies that people want to work for.
Internal promotion is encouraged at Lakehouse. Managing Director Sean Birrane started as a trainee Contracts Manager and was promoted to Commercial Director before doing an MBA. Women are encouraged to join the company, in its offices and on its sites. Some who started in administrative roles are now doing an NVQ level 5 to become Contracts Managers. All staff are trained to at least an NVQ level 2 and the company even employs a Culture and Personal Development Manager to ensure that staff needs are met.
Lakehouse recently achieved the Best Companies accreditation and was listed in the top five of the Good Employer Guide. Carol King, Human Resources Director, said "To be listed as one of the 'best of the best' by Construction News is a massive achievement for Lakehouse. We are going through a huge growth period and making lots of changes so it is especially good to be recognised as a company that looks after its people."
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