Gelder Group’s Facilities Management & Building Division have secured a contract with City of Lincoln Council to carry out planned and responsive maintenance repairs to the city council’s commercial property portfolio.
The Group is also signed up to the council’s Social Responsibility Charter which has been launched to showcase employers in the city who go above and beyond to support their employees and local community.
Paul Staines, who runs the repair & maintenance side of the business at Gelder comments:
We’ve been working closely with City of Lincoln Council for a number of years and have a great relationship with them, so I’m delighted that we’ve secured this contract. All the work will be carried out using local trades and local suppliers so this is also good news for the city’s economy.
The council’s contract with Gelder Group is for an initial period of two years, with options to extend for a maximum of a further six years.
The Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter has been launched by City of Lincoln Council to showcase star employers in Lincoln who go above and beyond to support their employees and the local community. Gelder Group have now successfully accredited for the scheme by registering the huge number of socially responsible activities they carry out every year.
Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council, said:
We are delighted to introduce the Social Responsibility Charter to award our role model employers who go the extra mile to reduce inequality and enhance Lincoln as a place to work.
We’ve seen organisations doing all sorts of positive activities, including paying the Living Wage and granting leave for employees to engage in community activities around the city.
This charter is not only of benefit to the employee, but the employer receives a host of benefits such as a happy workforce leading to increased staff retention and happy customers, making it a fantastic opportunity.
All you have to do is sign up on our website and demonstrate what positive activities you are undertaking as an organisation.
We strive to become a more socially responsible city and look forward to welcoming more organisations on board.
The Gelder Group have dozens of initiatives across its group which directly benefit staff and the communities they work in. On the accreditation Gelder Group CEO commented:
Our Vision 2020 goal is to be ‘the company to work for’ and also ‘build strong communities’, I’m delighted to be amongst the other brilliant local construction companies who have signed up for the initiative. I hope we can all learn from each other and good practice.
To learn more about our vision please visit our Vision 2020 page.