The Contracting division of Aggregate Industries UK Ltd has joined the exclusive ranks of employers to have been awarded the 'gold' Investors in People (IiP) standard – the highest accolade awarded to participating employers.

Contracting division strikes gold

As one of the first construction companies to gain IiP gold status, the team were praised by assessors for their embedded culture of training, coaching and 'inspirational' leadership.

The report stated: “People have a sense of pride in working for Aggregate Industries’ Contracting because they believe ‘we are the best.' They have a sense of belonging due to the excellent team spirit and a sense of ownership because they feel empowered. There is a lot of talk about being allowed to 'get on with it' without being micro-managed. People are proud to work for Aggregate Industries.”

Paddy Murphy, Managing Director of Aggregate Industries Contracting, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and we are proud to be recognised externally as an outstanding place to work. "Our overarching safety values drive everything we do. Incorporating these values into our daily work has helped to make them an integral part of our culture, which has been key to our current and future success and the success of our customers."
Investors in People is a national quality standard which defines good practice for improving performance and realising objectives through the management and development of their people.

With more than 400 employees, Aggregate Industries’ Contracting has over 80 years’ experience in highways maintenance, road surfacing and full pavement construction including hydraulically bound and cementitious solutions (SiteBatch). Around 15,000 organisations across 75 countries hold IiP accreditation but only three per cent of these have achieved the gold standard, which identifies 'world class best practice.'

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