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Our current social value
  • Fundraising
    Fundraising Total £5,658.10
  • Activities
    Total activities 92
  • Pro-bono
    Pro-bono hours 563
  • Endorsements
    Total Endorsements 27
  • Donations
    Donations to Charity £34,845.16
  • Profile

How are we Trading for Good?
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    Support charities and communities

  • 31 Trading for Good  

    Help young people into work

  • 6 Trading for Good  

    Improve your impact on the environment

  • 7 Trading for Good  

    Make life better for employees

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    Work better with your suppliers

Trading for Good
Supporting Charities & Communities
  • 45 activities
  • 7 endorsements

Charity Golf Day - Brookes Wish to Walk - May '15

Barnes Construction sponsored Goddard Fencing on this Charity Golf Day on 30th May 2015 See more »

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Barnes Construction are Silver Investors in Wildlife and contribute annually to this cause. See more »

Red Nose Day 2015

Staff at Barnes were encouraged to make donations to this worthy cause for the privilege of having a 'Dress Down' day at work. See more »

Suffolk Skills Show 2015

This year, Barnes Construction was again keen to support the second annual Suffolk Skills Show which took place on 21st October at Trinity Park in Ipswich... See more »

CHILDREN IN NEED 2015

Here at Barnes Construction, we took part in this year’s charity fund-raising event for Children in Need by holding a ‘Dress Down Day’. We asked... See more »

The Cambridge Roar!

The Cambridge Roar involved 18 events over 23 days in July 2015 for two nominated charities which were The Arthur Rank Hospice and the Prince’s Trust.... See more »

The Cambridge Roar!

Suffolk LandRover Owners Club Off-Road Fun!

Over the weekend of 25th & 26th April, we at Barnes, along with the kind help of Forkrent, organised and supplied plant machinery to the Suffolk LandRover... See more »

Suffolk LandRover Owners Club Off-Road Fun!

Endorsement

On Behalf of the Suffolk Land Rover Owners Club I would once again like to thanks Barnes Construction for arranging for the availability of the diggers and dumpers. As a club we would not be able to undertake the fundraising activities we do without this type of help. The Suffolk Show is a key event in the calendar and being able to properly maintain the course prior to and during the event not only ensures the safety of all that take part but allows changes to be made to make the experience different each year and keep people coming back each year. Both Barnes members of staff and the Plant Supplier (forkrent) couldn’t have been more helpful and definitely contributed to making the 2015 event the success it was. My thanks again. Chris Finbow Chairman Suffolk Land Rover Owners Club www.slroc.uk.com

Chris Finbow - 05 November 2015

Barnestormers!

Recently, Barnes Construction funded a table of 6 members of Staff (aptly named ‘Barnestormers’) to take part in a Quiz Night held in aid of EACH (East... See more »

Barnestormers!

Endorsement

I was privileged to be part of the team representing Barnes Construction. The evening was well supported, raising funds as well as awareness for a very deserving and local charity.

Dianne Harvey - 05 November 2015

Supporting St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich

We are continuing our many years' support to the St Elizabeth Hospice with donations and sponsorship See more »

Supporting St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich

'Raising the Bar' SCC initiative

We assisted Cliff Lane Primary School in our enterprise week under Suffolk County Councils ‘Raising the Bar’ initiative. One of our Management Trainees,... See more »

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Helping Young people to work
  • 31 activities
  • 17 endorsements

Suffolk Skills Show 2014

Ran a stand to provide practical and employment advice skills training to 11 - 24 year olds interested in construction Over 3,500 people attended this... See more »

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Improve your impact on the environment
  • 6 activities
  • 1 endorsements

WASTE MANAGEMENT

As part of our Waste Management Programme, we regularly re-cycle all paper used in the office, including envelopes from the daily Royal Mail delivery... See more »

Ethical purchasing policies

We regularly update and review our ethical purchasing policies including those for timber and insulation products See more »

Built and installed Barn Owl Boxes

We have built and installed 12 Barn Owl boxes for Suffolk Wildlife Trust See more »

Recycle our trade magazines

We send our trade magazines to local schools for pupils on the Construction and Built Environment Course to use in their studies See more »

Endorsement

Barnes Construction maintain their links with Stowmarket High School and the students studying Construction & The Built Environment by providing ‘recycled’ Building magazines which students can review and use to inform their studies. They have been extremely useful to give realistic perspectives on a whole host of construction related issues.

Jim Hawkins - 05 December 2014

Reduced our Head office water usage

We have fitted percussion taps to our sinks and water-misers to our urinals See more »

Reduced our carbon footprint

Installed 29.7 Kw of solar panels on our Head Office roof See more »

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Make life better for employees
  • 7 activities
  • 2 endorsements

Barnes Group Family Fun Day 2016

On Saturday 2nd July the annual Barnes Group Family Fun Day took place at College Farm, Creeting St Mary. Again, the weather was kind and along with a... See more »

'Say it with Flowers!'

For members of our staff who have a special occasion to celebrate, (e.g. a new addition to the family or a house move) a bouquet of flowers from the company... See more »

Endorsement

Finding myself in the unfortunate situation of having to move house 3 times in 18 months, I was totally surprised and pleased to receive an amazing bouquet of flowers from Barnes Construction for my latest ( and hopefully last) house move. As I have only been employed by Barnes since May 2014, the company has escaped the previous two house moves, much to their relief I'm sure! It is a lovely gesture which is greatly appreciated when coping with such a stressful and arduous task.

Janice Hart - 05 November 2015

TRAINING PLANS

Here at Barnes Construction, we recognise the importance of providing staff with the necessary knowledge/tools to be confident in their job role. To... See more »

Shower Facilities

By providing shower facilities on the premises at Head Office, we are encouraging staff to use their lunch breaks for exercise/running, thus promoting... See more »

Occupational Health screening

We have conducted Occupational Health screening for our site operatives See more »

We provide a fruit bowl for staff

We are encouraging our staff to eat healthily by a daily supply of fresh fruit See more »

Endorsement

This has been a fantastic aid to make sure that I eat a healthy diet during the day

Trish Stutter - 05 November 2014

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Work better with your suppliers
  • 3 activities
  • 0 endorsements

Tool Box Talks for sub-contractors

We have provided over 400 Tool Box Talks to over 2,400 sub-contractors See more »

Advanced Health and Safety Training for sub-contractors

We have provided 20 days advanced health and safety training to 10 sub-contractors See more »

'Meet the Buyer' events

We have attended five 'Meet the Buyer' events to encourage SME's to join our supply chain See more »