Community Engagement

Clegg Construction is committed to providing a positive presence and follow the Considerate Constructors Code of Practice. Our focus as a business is to deliver construction excellence, sustainable solutions and value for money. We are also acutely aware of our duty of care to the communities we work in - always giving something back.

Supporting the local community

We adopt the principles of LM3 (the Local Multiplier 3) as a vehicle to steer our commitment to the communities we work in, enhancing the economy by the targeted use of local suppliers, sub contractors and by providing responsible and meaningful opportunities. Moreover, this approach provides a platform of measurement from which we can constantly improve and maximise our performance.

Various initiatives we are involved in include:

  • Work Experience Opportunities – We are a proud member of The Construction Action Group of Employers (CAGE) and want to actively raise the profile of the industry. We welcome work experience candidates throughout the year; from students to those looking to get back into work
  • School and College Engagement – We regularly work with local schools and colleges by attending events such as Careers’ Fairs, and offering work experience and advice to students
  • Complimenting Academic Studies - A strong component of our turnover comes from the education sector, and we often come into contact with students undertaking construction courses who are keen to gain practical experience. We have employed Construction Students on summer placements and actively work with establishments to offer employment advice to students
  • Site Visits And Community Consultation – All Clegg Construction sites are registered and administered under the Considerate Constructors initiative. Part of this includes creating site specific literature, assigning a designated community officer to each scheme and conducting public consultations to keep our neighbours up to date and provide the opportunity for them to have their say. We have also established Twitter feeds to keep the public updated.
  • Team Sponsorship – We routinely sponsor groups and teams, including the Park Farm Pumas under 11's football club
  • Supporting Charity – Part of our CSR Policy involves supporting local charities, often those close to our staffs' hearts, including taking part in the Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge, and donating Christmas presents and Easter Eggs for the less privileged
  • Site specific support – Our site teams really are close to the communities they work in and are passionate about helping local projects, often in the most simple of ways, including donating sand and cement to a local artist and children to build a concrete park bench at our Chaddesden Library project and refurbishing abandoned bikes to give to charity shops at our University of Birmingham Bio Medical Scheme. 

Clegg Construction providing work experience opportunities

In July, we welcomed four work experience candidates into our business, giving them the opporunity to explore the varied careers construction has to offer, from planning, health and safety, marketing and estimating. Their packed schedule also included site visits, where they were able to explore the differing trades available and the role of Site Management as a taster session. One candidate, Declan Watson, spent his seven day placement at a site in Leicester, where he assisted in health and safety management, checking the workforces' PPE, paperwork and ensuring site security was maintained. Experiencing a site atmosphere left a positive impression; Declan particularly enjoyed seeing the varying trades and the entire site's approach to teamwork. He is now considering studying Civil Engineering at University.