JH Turkington & Sons, Responsible Business | Business in the Community

JH Turkington & Sons

JH Turkington & Sons is diverse, multi-skilled company, that has been responsible for many prestigious developments in both the Public & Private sectors throughout the UK since 1951.


It operates across various sectors of the industry acting as Main Contractor & Developer through its Construction Division & supply expertise in its Windows, Curtain Walling & Facilities Management divisions. Its vision is one of quality, honesty & reliability, where it has cultivated an unrivalled reputation for the quality of its workmanship, products and customer care. It is dedicated to becoming the company of choice, pursuing excellence through dedication and experience.

What JH Turkington & Sons did

A local family-run business with a predominately local workforce, JH Turkington & Sons is intrinsically linked to the community. Its people help form its CR strategy – they are involved in forming it and rolling it out. Staff choose the charity partnership, organise all fundraising activities, and formulate the health and wellbeing emphasis within the organisation. This married with the business priorities lends itself to business commitment to offer employment options to those furthest removed from the workforce through buy social, apprenticeships, placements and mentoring. Turkington’s realise that staff retention is of great importance to the business and as such resources are made available to ensure opportunities for training development and career progression.

The company has a focus on Training & Development; Work Life Balance and Social, Physical & Mental Health wellbeing.

Careful stakeholder analysis has helped the company drive its CR priorities and activities to meet the needs of all stakeholders. Although resources are not as great as larger companies, it operates a CR strategy on the basis of feedback from stakeholders staff and the local communities in which it works. As a result, its approach is that of authenticity and of leaving a genuine legacy of a successful business, quality sustainable products, highly regarded by employees and the community.

Impacts and Outcomes

  • Four long-term unemployed people supported back into the workplace.
  • Six apprentices supported through subcontractors
  • Gifted a local community group the use of company land to start up the flagship project Upperlands Community Hydro-Electric. The scheme now supplies environmentally friendly power to run the commercial units at the Linenhall Centre and the excess is sold to NIE by the community group.
  • Community engagement helped secure the Orthopaedic Theatre project
  • Received ‘Performance Above Compliance’ certificates on 95% of its projects in 2017
  • Raised £3,000 for 2017 Charity of the Year – AWARE
  • Already raised £14,000 for 2018 Charity of the Year – REACH – due to a Motor Festival held in February

For more information, please email adam.coulter@turkington-holdings.com