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Our current social value
  • Fundraising
    Fundraising Total £5,658.10
  • Activities
    Total activities 113
  • Pro-bono
    Pro-bono hours 632
  • Endorsements
    Total Endorsements 37
  • Donations
    Donations to Charity £38,919.16
  • Profile

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

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Supporting Charities & Communities
  • 56 activities
  • 10 endorsements

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 »

Art on the Prom 2017

Art on the Prom is a contemporary Art Fair for both professional and hobby artists to display and sell original work. It is a not for profit organisation... See more »

Construction Safety And Health Awareness Day 2017

On Wednesday 27th September, as part of the 'Working sell together' initiative, a free Construction Safety and Health Awareness Day was held at Trinity... See more »

Colchester Careers Convention 2017

Barnes participated in the North East Essex Teaching Schools Alliance (NEETSA) Colchester Careers Convention, held at Colchester Academy, Colchester on... See more »

Colchester Careers Convention  2017

Creating The Greenest County

On Friday 20th October, Mark Reason (Senior Estimator) attended the 10th anniversary conference of Creating the Greenest County. The event, entitled... See more »


This was an exceptionally well organised and informative conference including thought provoking presentations and workshops which encouraged all participants to think about their influence on the local environment

Mark Reason - 31 October 2017

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Helping Young people to work
  • 39 activities
  • 23 endorsements


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 »



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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 »


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

New Steps Evening - Chantry Academy

On Thursday 2nd November Mark Bailey (Divisional Director) was able to attend the Next Steps event which was held at Chantry Academy. The aim of the... See more »


Barnes Construction attended our Next Steps Evening giving valued advice to our students and parents regarding a career in the construction industry.

Caroline Bonwick - 10 November 2017

Colchester Careers Convention 2017

Barnes participated in the North East Essex Teaching Schools Alliance (NEETSA) Colchester Careers Convention, held at Colchester Academy, Colchester on... See more »


From years 10 through to 13, pupils attended Colchester Academy from all over Essex. As Barnes Construction, we were there to represent the construction industry and widen pupils and teachers perspectives of what construction really entails.

Elliot Alexander - 07 November 2017

MyGo Construction Job Fair & Taster Day

On Tuesday 5th September, Trish Stutter (HR Manager, Barnes Construction) attended the MyGo Construction Job Fair and Taster Day at the MyGo Ipswich Centre... See more »


Thank you to Trish Stutter & Barnes Construction for attending our construction event, it was a pleasure to have them on board & we look forward to working with them in the future. Kindest of regards, Richard Osborne

Richard Osborne - 26 September 2017

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership have awarded Barnes Construction a 'New Anglia Youth Pledge Marque certificate' for their work to support... See more »

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Braintree Construction Taster Day

On 20th April, Mark Whinney (Contracts Manager) and Daniel Hexley (Management Apprentice) attended the Braintree Construction Taster Day held at the STEM... See more »


Barnes Construction have consistently been a strong and valued supporter of the ESB's Education and Industry STEM Programme, having been part of not only this particular careers event, but of similar events in Colchester in 2016/17. Their session was exactly the kind of thing we were looking for from industry supporters, engaging the students in interactive exercises while informing them of career opportunities in future years. Mark and Daniel delivered a great session that was really well-received by students on the day. I commend Barnes for their foresight (in terms of working at a relatively early stage with their potential future pipeline of talent) and willingness to get involved with activities such as this when there's a hugely important day-job to get done!

James Wilkinson - 26 September 2017

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


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 »


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
  • 8 activities
  • 3 endorsements

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


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 »


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


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 »


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
  • 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 »