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Redrow Leads the Way for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion


A national homebuilder has gained double recognition for its commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion.

November 2022 saw Redrow included in the FT’s annual listing for Diversity Leaders 2023; the fourth annual ranking to be compiled by the FT and Statista and based on employee perception.

Karen Jones, HR director, collects a highly commended award at the Construction News Workforce Awards

Earlier in the month Redrow was highly commended at the Construction News Workforce Awards in the category of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year.

Redrow’s vision is ‘To build a culture that is inclusive to all, actively values difference and ensures everyone is treated fairly.’ Its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) policy was published in December 2020. The company has a group of more than 80 representatives within the business, who act as points of contact, feedback ideas and drive the vision.

Karen Jones, HR director for Redrow, said:

“To be included as one of the FT’s Diversity Leaders for 2023 is reflective of our commitment to creating a workplace where everyone feels included and free to be themselves. It’s great recognition for our colleagues who have sought to embrace diversity in all aspects of the business; creating an environment where employees can fulfil their potential.”

Since 2020 Redrow has embraced a number of new initiatives, one of which was a thought-provoking workshop.

Delivered to over 700 employees, including Redrow’s Executive Board members and leadership teams, the workshops received commendation at the Construction News Workforce Awards.

An inspiring element of these interactive sessions was a short film, using actors, to portray life on a fictional building site. Site manager ‘Harry’ is shown being filmed for an imaginary docuseries and, while welcoming forklift driver ‘Rod’ to site, insults just about every sector of society. The actors playing Harry and Rod then join the discussion, in character, with participants invited to challenge their behaviour and attitudes.

Karen added:

“While uncomfortable to watch, the video created an engaging workshop and a platform to discuss potential real-life issues.  The sessions and other ongoing initiatives, including our eLearning modules, Toolbox Talks and quarterly focus topics, have raised the awareness and understanding of ED&I within the business.

“In our most recent employee survey; 91% believed that Redrow is committed to continuously promoting a culture of ED&I, up from 87% last year, while 93% feel they can be themselves at work, which is so positive and brings so many benefits including diversity of thought, creativity and innovation within the team.”

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Redrow is a leading UK premium housebuilder, proudly headquartered in Ewloe, Flintshire.

Established in 1974, it has earned a unique reputation for quality, building beautiful homes and communities, creating, in its words, a better way to live. It delivers for both investors and the wider community by centring all its activities around its three values of creating thriving communities by building responsibly and valuing people, all while engaging with colleagues and stakeholders.

Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year to 27th June 2021, Redrow built more than 5,500 premium new homes across England and Wales and the Group reported revenue of £1.9bn.

Redrow directly employs well over 300 people across Wales, 15% of whom are trainees, graduates or apprentices, at its headquarters, regional offices and developments.

It takes responsibility seriously: last year, Redrow achieved the Global Good Company of the Year Silver award in recognition of its social impact and launched its ‘Nature for People’ biodiversity strategy, established as part of a long-standing partnership with the Wildlife Trusts. In June 2021, Redrow was included in the FT’s inaugural listing of Europe’s Climate Leaders for achieving significant reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2019.

Over the past year, Redrow has consistently been rated as ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot and once again achieved the Five Star Customer Satisfaction award from the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF). The company is also one of just eight UK construction companies to be named a Diversity Leader in the Financial Times’ inaugural list of European leaders for workplace diversity and inclusion.

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