The award recognises the company or organisation that has best supported apprenticeships for under-represented groups in the community.
Darren Perkins, On Site Project Manager, said: “Leadbitter was nominated because of its long-term recruitment of local trainees from all backgrounds and the level of support it provides to apprentices. In addition, the company continuously supports community initiatives, including On Site’s schools outreach programme.”
Charlie Hargreaves, Leadbitter’s Community Engagement Coordinator for the Bristol area, said: “Leadbitter takes its commitment to engaging with the community and providing local labour and training opportunities very seriously. We’ve had a significant presence in Bristol over the past five years while working on the regeneration project in Barton Hill, which has allowed us to not only get to know the community, but make a real contribution to it. We don’t do this to win awards, but it is wonderful to have our efforts recognised in this way.”
Leadbitter previously won On Site’s Services to the Community Award in 2008, after being nominated by Sovereign Group, its client on the Barton Hill regeneration project.