Kier News

An update from Kier Construction on their social value workshop, supply chain awards, supporting military personnel and Autism awareness training.

Kier hosts Social Value Workshop

The Kier Wales Team hosted the first of many Social Value Workshop at the Construction Wales Innovation centre for all their supply chain to attend.

The morning consisted of workshops and discussions on Community Engagement, The Wellbeing and Future Generations Act 2015 and making a positive impact in the communities that we work.
Thank you to our supply chain who attended and contributed to the workshops, we look forward to seeing you at the next event and working with you on future Social Value initiatives.


Kier Construction Quarterly Supply Chain awards Nov 23

Kier Construction Wales hosted their Autumn Quarterly Supply Chain event at the Village Hotel, Cardiff, it was another great turn out from our supply chain partners. 

This quarter we invited two guest speakers to share and update our supply chain on collaborative working and improving skills.


Dr Sue Hurrell, Head of Fair Work Procurement at Welsh Government was very informative and shared more information on the Welsh Government’s Social Partnership and Public Procurement Act – Construction Contract Management Duties. Dr Hurrell went on to talk about Socially Responsible Procurement Duty, which would improve economic, social environment and cultural well-being by publishing objectives. Kier and our supply chain are not well positioned to inform the direction of this new planned legislation.

We also had David Emery, Consultant at the Supply Chain Sustainability School who supports Kier in delivering its key values to our supply chain and to reiterate the benefits of becoming a Sustainability School member.

Our session was further supported by updates on CSR, Quality (with an online quiz), Health & Safety & Future Pipeline.


This was also an opportunity to update the supply chain on the 23/34 SHE strategy and initiatives around POWRA and supervisor accountability.

Quarterly awards went to:

CSR Award – Overdale Construction

H&S Award – Shufflebottom

Quality Award – Sam Dry Lining

Up and Coming Supply Chain Partners – Integrated Fencing

Kier continues to support Military personnel

Kier welcomed Robert Heath who joined Kier Construction this week as Customer Care Manager. 

Robert joined the Army in 2000 and served a total of 23 years, finishing as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC). Robert has led soldiers on both demanding exercises and operations around the world including Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kenya, Canada, Romania, Kazakhstan, and Belize.


Robert was awarded the Queens Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) in the 2013 new year’s honours list. He also led and was responsible for the delivery of a Ceremonial Project of c400 personnel in direct support of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral (Operation London Bridge). 

Robert was introduced to Kier via Buildforce and was partnered with Alison Rees who is a Buildforce Mentor. Alison has supported and mentored Robert during his transition back into civilian and working life.

Buildforce Programme Director, Caroline Logan and Buildforce Support Manager, Kathleen Cargrill were delighted to hear that Robert has secured a full-time role with Kier Construction.
Kathleen commented, "The BuildForce team were delighted to hear that our standout candidate, Robert, had secured this role at Kier. We are grateful to Alison and all at Kier for their continued support to our military candidates, through mentoring, work placements and ultimately successful employment opportunities. This one-to-one relationship allowed Kier to recognise the "military magic" that Robert and all of our candidates bring with them to the next chapter of their professional journey. We wish Robert all the very best"

Autism Awareness Training Journey

This month marked the beginning of our Autism Awareness Training journey! 

Kier are thrilled to announce that all of our operating site teams in Wales, have successfully completed Autism awareness training, led by local Welsh charity Autistic Minds UK. Kier is incredibly passionate about enhancing our understanding, upskilling staff and educating each other about autism spectrum disorders.

During the session, teams delved deep into understanding diverse perspectives and
creating an inclusive environment for everyone.  Together, we are committed to making our workplace a space where everyone feels valued, supported, and embraced for who they are.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue this empowering journey with more of our Welsh site teams, building towards a more compassionate and inclusive workplace!