Community Resilience

Henry Brothers

Henry Brothers Ltd is a leading privately owned Construction and Civil Engineering Company specialising in commercial, custodial, defence and education projects throughout the UK.

Background

Henry Brothers is an integral part of the Henry Group which employs 260 people, whose core activities compliment and support its construction business.

Henry Brothers was founded in 1976 by our Chairman, Jim Henry, as a small construction company. Under Jim’s leadership the Company has grown from humble beginnings to one of Northern Ireland’s top construction companies and is now successfully competing against large multinational construction companies operating throughout the UK.

What Henry Brothers did

Community engagement activities at Henry Brothers includes business mentoring and host for the Aiming Higher Programm; the Henrainey Cookery Challenge and the GCSE Construction sponsorship.

Henry Brothers has sponsored the new provision of GCSE in Construction, enhancing employability and supporting an earlier and deeper understanding of the discipline, processes and careers available.

The company has delivered mental health awareness talks to support community health and wellbeing, participated in Trades Volunteer week to support GroundNI Community Garden and Women’s Aid.

It has also supported various employability events and provided support to local community forums such as in the Mid Ulster Skills Forum set up to tackle the skills gap and support economic growth.

Surplus and recyclable construction materials are donated in-kind to community organisations, such as, Habitat for Humanity or Campus Nursery at Loughborough University.

Impacts and Outcomes

  • Developed an extensive training programme focussing on mental health and wellbeing, including work life balance and developing coping strategies to deal with the stresses of modern family life. Delivered to 97 staff in 2017
  • Actively signposted more than 70 supply chain partners to Connect To Success NI online portal

For more information, please email: jennifer.cruickshank@henrybrothers.co.uk