Morganstone - Shortlisted for community award

Morganstone shortlisted for Community Focused Contractor award

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Community Focused Contractor Award at the Welsh Housing Awards 2017.

The award, presented by the Chartered Institute of Housing, recognises the contribution that contractors make towards the local community and economy and the criteria included:

  • Demonstrating the local impact that our work on community benefits has delivered.
  • Delivering local jobs and training opportunities.
  • Demonstrating that we have gone above and beyond in our commitment to both benefitting the Welsh economy and providing benefits to the local community.

At Morganstone we believe training, employment and the supply chain opportunities within Wales provide employment and economic advantages for the local community. We work continuously with local housing associations and employment bureaus offering work experience and employment opportunities to the previously unemployed. Apprenticeship numbers are increasing and our sub-contractors and supply chains are actively sourced from the communities in which we work. The latter has resulted in 100% investment back into Welsh SME’s.

Over the past year, Morganstone has also developed its World of Work education programme, Woman in Construction events, Careers Fairs, Team and Confidence building events, site tours and presentations.

In January this year we developed a careers brochure and advertising hoarding campaign across our sites promoting our opportunities within the construction industry particularly for women across Wales

In 2016-17 alongside our training and education initiatives we organised a range of community projects such as DIY SOS style projects, Housing Co-operative bricklaying events, Prostate Cymru Awareness, Healthy Eating Sessions, Mental Health Awareness, Site open days, Give and Gain Days, Family Fun Days, Christmas and Easter Children’s hospital visits, Bug Hotel Building and sporting events all aimed at supporting the local communities we work within. 

The Welsh Housing Awards takes place on Thursday 17 November 2017 at the Vale Hotel near Cardiff.

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