In the past year we have continued our commitment to operating Bellway in a responsible, and ethical way, while at the same time building attractive, desirable and sustainable developments in which customers want to live.
As one of the UK’s largest homebuilders, we have an important role to play in addressing the national housing shortage and this has been another record year for the company, with the number of new Bellway homes sold increasing by 5.7% to 10,892.
To achieve this growth we now operate from 22 divisions covering the main population centres across England, Scotland and Wales and our average direct employees have grown by 6.1%. When we include indirect and induced employment across our sub-contractors and suppliers, we estimate that between 30,000 and 34,000 jobs were supported as a result of our operations.
The hard work, dedication and skill of all those who work with Bellway has been instrumental in making the past 12 months so successful and we have been recognised in a number of ways:
Each year we set ourselves a range of CR targets and 2018/19 saw some notable successes as we continue to embed CR within our business:
We remain committed to improving our CR credentials as we continue to grow our business in a sustainable manner. If you have any comments about our approach to CR we would welcome your feedback.