Shortlisted for SME of the year 2022

Bailey Partnership

Following last year’s success picking up four Construction Excellence South West Awards we are delighted to be shortlisted for SME of the Year 2022.

The process provided an opportunity for us to present our ambitious sustainability targets which include signing up to the RIBA Climate Challenge 2030 which sets ambitious targets to reduce operational energy, embodied carbon and potable water, alongside ensuring our projects are designed to be climate conscious. This is supported further by our commitment to becoming a carbon neutral business by 2030 and crucially we have committed to delivering all of our projects to “Net Zero” by 2030. To achieve this we have recorded our baseline carbon footprint and have achieved the Future Net Zero accreditation standard identifying short and medium targets for improvement. Internally we are holding regular sessions to further improve our carbon and sustainability literacy along with an annual Green Week event to check our progress and disseminate information learnt from projects.

As a business Bailey Partnership has grown from its original head office in Plymouth to 6 offices across the South of England with more recently new offices opening up in Cornwall and Chichester. Even during the midst of a global pandemic, we continued to recruit and grow with staff numbers increasing by over 30% since pre-pandemic levels.

People are at the heart of Bailey Partnership and the judges were keen to understand how we invest in our employees. This allowed us to showcase a few of the ways in which we give back to our employees such as organising  lunchtime workshops including; Meditation, Sleep & Mental Health Awareness tips and tricks, Summer Party for the Jubilee including family members of staff, World Vegan Day Lunch provided by Cosmic Kitchen with an array of delicious meals for our employees to enjoy and many more. All of which contributed to our Livewell Bronze Award for wellbeing, however, we are now aiming to achieve the Silver Award!

Our team will be at the awards ceremony in Bristol looking forward to finding out the winner!