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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
  • 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

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

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!


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

Chris Finbow - 05 November 2015


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 »



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 »

Trianon Music Group

We have made a donation of £500 to the local Trianon Music Group, sponsoring their January 2015 concert at the Corn Exchange, Ipswich. See more »

Street party in Windmill Street, London

We assisted with the organisation and funding of an annual street party whilst working in Windmill Street, London, ensuring that we engaged with the local... See more »

Considerate Constructor Scheme

We have provided community newsletters as part of our involvement with the Considerate Constructor Scheme. We have been awarded two CCS Bronze Awards... See more »

Sponsor the SCC 'Creating the Greenest County Awards'

In 2014 we sponsored the Green Travel Award which was presented by Mark Bailey, Divisional Director, to the winner Alde Garden. In 2015 we are delighted... See more »


Barnes Construction provided support to the Greenest County Awards 2014 with their sponsorship of the ‘Greenest Travel’ category and we are delighted that they have agreed to support us in 2015 with sponsorship of the ‘Greenest Product’ award.

Emma James - 08 December 2014

Suffolk Skills Show 2014

Planned and managed a stand providing practical construction related activities and employment advice for young people at the Suffolk Skills Show 2014 See more »

Suffolk Skills Show 2014
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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


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


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



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


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 »



Kevin Barber

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

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


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



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 »



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
  • 9 activities
  • 3 endorsements


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


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 »