Community Resilience

Heron Bros

Heron Bros is an award-winning construction and property development company which operates throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.

Background

It has combined its traditional values with an advanced innovative approach to construction which delivers excellence in project value, quality and client satisfaction. It now employs more than 250 people and has a turnover in excess of £110m.

The company works with public, private and third sector clients delivering education, leisure, commercial, retail, industrial, health, pharmaceutical and community projects. It is committed to being a partner of choice by building strong long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with all of its stakeholders.

What Heron Bros did

Heron Bros encourages all employees to take an active role within their communities. Employees are supported in their volunteering commitments in a range of activities including the Parkrun, STEM Ambassador, Cancer Fund for Children, Portbalin-TRI Charity Triathlon, and other sporting activities within their local communities.

Heron Bros has partnered with 71 stakeholders to deliver 154 engagement activities to build stronger communities and investing over £20,000 in sponsorship and donations, £36,000 in goodwill and Benefit in kind, 2,500 hours of volunteering and people resources.

Heron Bros worked in partnership with a Crookfur Primary school to develop and deliver a road safety campaign which coincided with Road Safety Week.

While delivering the Arthurlie Family Centre project, Heron Bros worked in partnership with the Auchenback community to deliver a Residents Garden Enhancement Scheme.

A partnership with Belfast City Council led to the development of a Construction Academy to tackle unemployment and the skills shortage in construction.

Impacts and Outcomes

  • 35 weeks of work experience; eight industrial placements for University students
  • 2,500 staff volunteering hours
  • 71 partnered organisations to drive social impact; delivering 154 engagement activities
  • Leading the way on addressing the skills gap

For more information, please email: shauna.young@heronbros.com