Henry Group – a responsible business - Business In The Community

Henry Group – a responsible business

The Henry Group is a privately-owned Construction, Civil Engineering and Manufacturing Group of Companies.


The core manufacturing activities complement and support the construction and civil engineering businesses which specialise in commercial, custodial, defence and education projects located throughout Northern Ireland, England, and Scotland. Henry Brothers, an integral part of the Henry Group, was founded in 1976 by Group Chairman, Jim Henry as a small construction company.

What Henry Group did

The Henry Group is committed to ensuring its position by actively embedding its corporate responsibilities into its core business strategy. The Group recognises the importance of ensuring it remains responsible to the communities and environments within which it operates, and as such, takes a pioneering and proactive approach to its corporate responsibility activities ensuring they fit within its Sustainable Business Strategy.

This year, Henry Group revised its strategy and, based on an employee-led idea, developed a new corporate responsibility brand: SENSE, which it feels encompasses all areas of its corporate responsibility interests: Sustainability, Environment, Nature, Society and Employees

One example of its pioneering activities is found in the company’s strong support of primary and secondary education through its Nature Park. The Henry Group Nature Park is the first of its kind and is a unique resource aimed at educating the next generation on the importance of biodiversity. By partnering with OPAL (Open Air Laboratories Network), the Group offers guided interactive tours which are both aligned with the teaching curriculum and allow the children involved to get hands on experience in biodiversity-themed activities.

The outcomes and impacts

  • Achieved CORE accreditation
  • Regional office has grown by 220%
  • Platinum level status in NI’s Environmental Benchmarking Survey
  • Awarded Best Community Impact Award at the Mid Ulster 2015 Business Awards
  • Three Time to Read volunteers committed to helping six local children with literacy