Britcon provides building, civil engineering and steelwork solutions for the built environment. Established in 1990 as a family owned business with exceptional credentials, Britcon is a trusted partner delivering safe, innovative and value driven solutions, consistently.
Britcon is one of the UKs most successful and progressive construction and development businesses based in the North of England.
Established for more than 25 years as a family owned business, Britcon has exceptional pedigree with an impressive and diverse client portfolio.
The business directly employs 80 people in its team and maintains an operating turnover of around £43 million per annum.
Britcon (UK) Limited is a member of The Hunt Group, which also includes a number of other operating companies such H.G. Sites Limited, Specialist Surfacing Limited and Coldmac Limited.
Operating with its subsidiaries as well as external partners, the company offers complete turnkey solutions for almost all types of construction projects with expertise in general civil engineering including highways, building, development, steel erection, and industrial process engineering.
Specialising in design and construction Britcon works as a valued partner on projects ranging from remote quarry engineering and highways/rail infrastructure to commercial business parks, bespoke emergency services and renewable energy schemes.
Britcon is now a preferred and trusted partner for many local authorities, public departments and blue chip clients.
Behaving ethically continues to be the key to Britcon's long term sustainability and we believe that a strong focus on social, environmental and ethical impacts of the business provides the basis for sound stakeholder relationships and a long term future.
Britcon is committed to employing and development the skills of a local workforce and as such retains a loyal team and extremely low staff turnover. This philosophy has enabled the retention of an immense wealth of local knowledge within the company, as well clear direction and a focused management approach.
With our energy and carbon monitoring in it's first year of recording, Britcon have found by signing up to ConstuctCO2, which is accessed by over 60 similar construction companies, we are able to review successful strategies of other companies and implement best practice into our business. Britcon are committed to reducing their footprint and with commitment by the Board of Directors, we are near completion of our first year of recording and at a stage to review our findings and develop a strategy to carbon reduction which will be done against industry specific benchmarks calculated through the Construct CO2 system.
Once we have a benchmark, next steps will be to roll out relevant awareness courses we feel the company can improve.
We are currently sourcing information from our sites via;
All of which is reviewed by our Health & Safety team regularly on site and bi-weekly remote checks.
Going forward, we will continue to invest in our carbon recording and improvement methods and continue to raise awareness through training to ensure we continue to reduce operational and embodied carbon associated with our work and its legacy of operation.
Our full Carbon Emission Data report is available on request from Dan.Grewer@britcon.co.uk
*References: http://portal.gogreen.co.uk/ / https://www.epa.gov/energy
Britcon appreciates the fundamental right for everybody to work in a safe environment, free from discrimination and bullying.
With our operations extending across the UK, projects invariable impact on the local community. Whilst carrying out these projects it actively seeks out and contributes generously to community based initiatives through sponsorship, time, or resources. We believe in investment into our communities in which we operate, through better selection and improved usage of local products and services. We also encourage suppliers to adopt practices that minimise their community impact and deliver benefits in relation to their own operations and throughout the supply chains in which they operate.
Britcon works in partnership whenever possible with local stakeholders to achieve common goals.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an act of parliament that requires us to produce an annual statement of the steps we are taking to eliminate the risk of modern slavery within our business and supply chain. Modern slavery includes forced labour, labour trafficking as well as other hidden third party labour exploitation and according to government statistics, is the fastest growing global crime with an estimated 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK alone.
Following a review of our existing procedures and in line with the Act, Britcon has taken the following additional steps to ensure that any risk of modern slavery is eliminated within the business and our supply chain:
For more information or to report a case of modern slavery please call the helpline 0800 0121 700 or report it online on the Modern Slavery Helpline website.
Britcon worked closely with regeneration charity Renew to deliver upon Leeds City Council's employment and skills aspirations for the project.
As Britcon grows from the recently opened regional Wakefield office, we were keen to demonstrate how our work can have a big impact on local community groups with this project. We felt that it was important to work with the local resources available and were amazed at the broad level of skills and experiences within the community.
By working closely with Re’New from the outset and continually throughout the scheme, we were able to focus on achieving minimal targets, whilst aiming to go the extra mile to better them.
It is also good that everyone involved in the scheme has been able to give something back to the community by helping to improve the facilities at the popular visitor attraction.
Over 90% of our work is in collaborative arrangements and we have a successful record of delivery on 13 frameworks.
Britcon view frameworks as a long term relationship within the community whereby we can working together with our framework partners to deliver sustained ongoing improvement to customers and local and specific sector communities. Britcon are proud to have been involved with numerous frameworks, some included below.
Britcon are committed to conducting our business in a professional and ethical manner. We take our corporate responsibilities seriously and work hard to manage the social, environmental and economic impact of our work on the world around us. To this end, Britcon are, and have been, OSHAS 18001 accredited for many years with the British Standard Institute (BSI) and are regularly audited against these standards.
We have an excellent health and safety record which we have achieved and maintained through the commitment of all staff from the Managing Director down to our project teams on site. We work in partnership with our supply chain, and see them all as equals in achieving the successful delivery of all Britcon projects.
Our excellent record in the 'Considerate Constructors' scheme not only provides fully independent monitoring but demonstrates our continuing achievement of commitment to the local communities within which we work.