Our values and culture

Willmott Dixon has changed a lot since it was established in 1852, but our values have always emphasised the importance of people, relationships, communities and the environment. Indeed, it is these values which have helped Willmott Dixon stand the test of time, and made us unique among our competitors.

We have a people-focused culture where staff are names, not numbers and people feel they make a difference. Our aspiration is that staff feel the company cares and great emphasis is placed on ensuring staff receive development, challenges and recognition.

We are proud of our culture and work hard to instil and embed it. Therefore our values include five aspirational principles to represent the way we work.

 

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Equality and Diversity

At Willmott Dixon we believe that equality, diversity and respect for people have a bearing on all aspects of our business. Strategically we wish to create and maintain a professional workforce based on complementary teams, in which people from differing backgrounds work together to offer fresh ideas and perspectives. This helps us to deliver an effective and efficient service for our customers and enables us to achieve our strategic and operational priorities.

Click on the image below to read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter.

We aspire to increase motivation and productivity for all our staff by providing career opportunities based on merit and potential. We will provide a safe, secure and accessible working environment that values diversity.

 

Willmott Dixon is actively working to:

 

  • Create complementary teams, inclusive of people from differing backgrounds.
  • Value people and their differences, enabling all of our employees to achieve their full potential.
  • Eliminate all forms of unfair discrimination (both direct and indirect), prejudice and victimisation.
  • Promote equality of opportunity, enhancing choice and flexibility for all our people.
  • Treat people with dignity and respect, recognising the value of each individual.

In order to continuously embed equality and diversity into our culture, training is provided for managers as part of our well-established management development programme. Everyone is required to attend the Group Diversity and Cultural Awareness training. All new employees are given a copy of the Dignity at Work Policy as part of their induction and copies are posted on all notice boards. Monitoring is carried out regularly with statistical data provided to the Board on a quarterly basis. The current percentage of employees from visible ethnic minority groups is 25% higher than the industry average. The current percentage of women employees is 30% higher than the industry average.