Keller UK has won two accolades at the National Centre for Diversity’s 2022 FREDIE Awards.
The company’s Managing Director, Bob Thompson, won the Board Member/Director of the Year award and Training and HR Manager, Amrit Ingham, was awarded HR Director/Manager of the Year.
The event is held annually to promote excellence in promoting the FREDIE principles of Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement in the workplace.
Keller was also included in the NCFD’s Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces for the fourth year running – and moved up an impressive 64 places to number 21.
“These awards are in recognition of all the hard work and ongoing commitment Keller Limited has consistently demonstrated since we started the FREDIE journey back in 2017. A huge thank you and well done to everyone!,” said Amrit Ingham.
“Our FREDIE journey continues and we remain committed to valuing the wellbeing of our employees, listening to each other, creating an inclusive working environment and respecting everyone’s contributions. I am excited to work with colleagues to develop further our industry-leading strategies and initiatives.”
Bob Thompson added: “Ours is very much a people business, so everything that we can do to nurture and develop our people within a culture of trust and inclusion is good for their development and hence good for the sustainability of the business.”
Solat Chaudhry, NCFD Chief Executive, said: “Well done to everyone. It is so important to demonstrate the excellent work that all our winners achieve in building positive communities to improve cultures and attitudes, ensuring fairness for all.
“We celebrate the exceptional work of people and organisations who have EDI running through their DNA. Let’s rejoice at this and build a better society.”
In the last year Keller has worked with the NCFD to gain Leaders in Diversity status and is currently implementing recommendations from the NCfD on how the FREDIE principles can be further embedded in the business.
As part of its efforts to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the business, the company has introduced company-wide EDI commitments, initiated an EDI training programme for offices and sites and produced toolbox talks on EDI topics.
It has also launched Keller Women in Construction (Europe) – an employee-led initiative to promote the career development, recruitment and retention of women working in Keller as it seeks to further strengthen the company’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive work environment.