We pride ourselves on our culture at Telford Homes; a culture that enables our commitment to excellence by providing our people and teams with an inclusive and supportive environment in which they can thrive.
It’s a culture of equality where everyone’s view matters. Everyone has a part to play and is empowered to make a difference. A culture that attracts, inspires, recognises and celebrates excellence.
Telford Homes employees are caring, passionate and act with integrity. We encourage people to always do what they say and to go out of their way to make others feel welcome.
Our RISE Values
Our RISE values (Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence) are the heart of our company culture. They provide us with a simple set of underlying principles that shape the decisions we make, the people we hire and the ways in which we work.
Health and Wellbeing
It is widely reported that the construction industry suffers from one of the highest suicides rates, which for some subcontractors’ trades, is 2.7 times higher than the UK average. Our people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing is of huge importance to us. We pay specific attention to mental health, running an annual programme of activities and initiatives; from promoting World Mental Health Day and raising awareness amongst our staff and site-based supply chain., The aim is to provide support for staff and to normalise the discussion around mental health.
Site and office staff have access to physical wellbeing plans, that consist of cholesterol, blood pressure, body fat and BMI checks. Health checks are also provided for onsite safety critical workers, such as crane and forklift operators. We have trained over 47 (2023) mental health first aiders and six dedicated mental health champions, who can listen to employees and provide advice on where to find the best professional support.
We have strengthened our mental health and wellbeing campaigns to help our people through this prevailing period of life, cost of living crisis and challenging industry times.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)
DE&I is fundamental to our business, and the key to the successful delivery of our DE&I strategy is to remain authentic, transparent and to learn and to grow from one another. We’re extremely proud of our culture at Telford Homes and it is important that we purposefully create a clear and intentional space that allows us to achieve long-term inclusivity and diversity, both within the company, as well as externally across the communities that we serve and our wider industry.
Upholding our RISE values (Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence) will continue to remain at the heart of everything we do. Our DE&I mission is that “together, we work to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that upholds our company’s RISE (Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence) values and encourages our employees and partners, to demonstrate leadership in activities that promote our core DE&I principles within our industry and the communities we serve.”
We will be focussing on three key areas – Company, Community and Industry.