Built Environment Sustainability Training Programme (BEST)

A service is now available through the Built Environment Sustainability Training programme (BEST), at zero cost to your company.

13th August 2013

A service is now available through the Built Environment Sustainability Training programme (BEST), at zero cost to your company.

Public sector construction contracts are worth more than £37bn per year, which is a considerable 38% of all construction output. Despite a Government pledge that at least 25% of all central government contracts should be awarded to small and medium sized businesses by 2015, many construction SME firms are finding it tough to win public sector work.

The reasons for this are numerous; however, having transparent and equitable practices and a working environment based on respect and dignity, can help you demonstrate to the public sector client that you are able to meet their standards. Good performance in this area can assist you when completing any pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ).

The BEST programme is able to provide you with support and advice, which can bring real and tangible benefits to your business. They can help you ensure you are well equipped to attract the best people, from the widest talent pool. They can assist you in understanding how to reduce recruitment costs and motivate your employees, by encouraging an environment based on respect and dignity. They can assist you to understand how it’s possible to adopt flexible working practices, even as a small business, which in turn ensures your company becomes a more appealing place to work, to a wider range of people. All of this will undoubtedly enhance your company reputation and make you an employer and provider of choice.

Please see the below leaflets for more information

Finding the Best People

Highly Motivated Workforce

Reducing Recruitment Costs

Running a Small Business

Understanding your Customers

The Risk of Tribunal Costs

The BEST programme would be grateful if you could complete the following questionnaire, available in English and Welsh

English survey: http://www.westproject.org.uk/survey/index.php?r=survey/index/sid/553262/lang/en

Welsh survey: http://www.westproject.org.uk/survey/index.php?r=survey/index/sid/754337/lang/cy

For further assistance contact Natasha Owens on 029 2087 0939 or OwensN1@cardiff.ac.uk