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Our current social value
  • Fundraising
    Fundraising Total £5,658.10
  • Activities
    Total activities 125
  • Pro-bono
    Pro-bono hours 632
  • Endorsements
    Total Endorsements 37
  • Donations
    Donations to Charity £39,269.16
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How are we Trading for Good?
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    Support charities and communities

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    Help young people into work

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    Improve your impact on the environment

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    Make life better for employees

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    Work better with your suppliers

Trading for Good
Supporting Charities & Communities
  • 60 activities
  • 10 endorsements

Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival October 2019

Barnes Construction were delighted to support the Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival in its 5th year of running on 16/10/19. Over 60 schools visited... See more »

FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL MOCK INTERVIEWS

Contracts Manager, Graeme Brown was recently invited to attend a mock interview day at Farlingaye High School, to provide interview experience for the... See more »

We're A Knockout June 2019

Inspire Suffolk is a charity committed to supporting young people who experience severe disadvantage and social instability, their aim being to provide... See more »

We're A Knockout June 2019

COPLESTON HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS FAIR JULY 2019

In July 2019 Simon Severwright and Luke Stevens attended the Copleston High School Careers Fair where students from years 9 to 14 had the opportunity... See more »

COPLESTON HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS FAIR JULY 2019

Supporting Barking & Dagenham Borough

Barnes Construction have provided financial support for the Official Barking & Dagenham Borough's Neighbourhood Watch Brochure. Our participation endorses... See more »

First Southwold Scout Group

The First Southwold Scout Group kindly agreed for us to use their car park as an extension of our compound on our Southwold project. This, in turn, gave... See more »

Inspire Suffolk Site Visit November 2018

On Tuesday 21st November, a group of students from the charity ‘Inspire Suffolk’ were able to visit one of our sites, the new Festool UK Headquarters... See more »

Inspire Suffolk Site Visit November 2018

West Suffolk College on BIM 2018

On Tuesday 26th June, Dan Sheldrake (Chief Design & BIM Manager for Barnes Construction) met with Sarah Bowers from the West Suffolk College, at our Head... See more »

Helping the local community - Dagenham

We recently heard of a local charity for disadvantaged children in the Dagenham area (where we have been working) who were in need of some assistance... See more »

West Suffolk College on BIM

On Tuesday 24th October, Dan Sheldrake (Chief Design & BIM Manager from Barnes Construction) met with Christine Harvey from the West Suffolk College at... See more »

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Trading for Good
Helping Young people to work
  • 44 activities
  • 23 endorsements

Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival October 2019

Barnes Construction were delighted to support the Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival in its 5th year of running on 16/10/19. Over 60 schools visited... See more »

Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival October 2019

WORK EXPERIENCE 2019

Over the course of this year, we will have accommodated 10 students from various schools/colleges into the business for work experience. As with previous... See more »

Bournes Green School Site Visit March 2019

On Thursday 21st March 2019 we were delighted to host a site visit to our Fair Havens Hospice site for 15 school children 'council members' in years 3... See more »

Bournes Green School Site Visit March 2019

NORTHGATE SCHOOL CAREERS FAIR MARCH 2019

On 28th March, Matt McLaughlin (Senior Quantity Surveyor) and Heidi Finbow (Senior Estimator) attended the Northgate School Careers Fair. The event was... See more »

NORTHGATE SCHOOL CAREERS FAIR MARCH 2019

IPSWICH ACADEMY CAREERS FAIR MARCH 2019

On Friday 22nd March, Trish Stutter (HR Manager) and Elliot Alexander (Trainee Quantity Surveyor) from Barnes Construction attended the Ipswich Academy... See more »

FARLINGAYE HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS EVENT NOVEMBER 2018

Barnes Construction recently attended a careers convention at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge. The event was very well supported by local businesses... See more »

Work Experience 2018

Over the course of this year, we have received 7 students from various schools/colleges into the business for work experience. As with previous students,... See more »

Mock Interview Participation March 2018

Recently, one of our Contracts Managers, Mark Whinney, attended two Mock Interview sessions at Eastbury Community School, Barking and the Construction... See more »

Endorsement

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St Alban's High School

On May 21st, Mark Bailey (Divisional Director) visited St Alban's High School to offer careers advice to a group of 20 Year 11 students. After addressing... See more »

Westbridge Academy 1st November 2017

On Wednesday 1st November, Mark Bailey (Divisional Director) from Barnes Construction delivered a well received and informative talk to the students of... See more »

Endorsement

Mark did a really good job yet again of engaging our students in an interesting talk about the construction industry and its many possibilities for employment which it provides. His personable manner kept the group interested for well over an hour and the feedback we received from the students was very positive. Thanks again.

Carey Fish - 28 November 2017

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Trading for Good
Improve your impact on the environment
  • 8 activities
  • 1 endorsements

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE – CAMBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2019

As part of our involvement in the Considerate Contractor Scheme, Barnes Construction are proud to have been awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’. ... See more »

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE – CAMBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION AWARDS 2019

FESTOOL UK HEADQUARTERS

Recognising the importance of re-use and recycling our site team at Festool in Bury St Edmunds signed up to the Community Wood Recycling scheme. They... See more »

FESTOOL UK HEADQUARTERS

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 »

Trading for Good
Make life better for employees
  • 9 activities
  • 3 endorsements

MID-LIFE M.O.T.

We recently had some free NHS Health checks carried out by One Life Suffolk at our head office. We have previously offered health surveillance to the... See more »

Annual Summer BBQ 2017

We pride ourselves on our family based culture & our annual Summer BBQ, which this year was held on Saturday 24th June, was most definitely an ideal opportunity... See more »

Annual Summer BBQ 2017

Endorsement

The Barnes Group Family Fun was a great success again this year. There was something there for everyone to enjoy from great BBQ food, drinks, Steel Band, bouncy castles and fairground rides to an Ice cream van and Punch & Judy show. A good time was had by all who attended.

Julie Bunn - 26 September 2017

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

Trading for Good
Work better with your suppliers
  • 4 activities
  • 0 endorsements

Suffolk Skills Show 2017

Barnes Construction was once again delighted to support the Suffolk Skills Show at Trinity Park Ipswich on the 18th October. Dan Hexley and Toby Clack... See more »

Suffolk Skills Show 2017

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 »