• Slide

    Breyer Group Investing in your Community

    We view community investment as a positive means to improve some of the most challenging and disadvantaged communities which are affected by high levels of deprivation and anti-social behaviour. It is our intention to target those communities within the areas that we work in order to make a positive difference to peoples’ lives.

    Our CSR Legacy Statement sets out our aims, those most likely to benefit and how we intend to reach our goals.

Our CSR legacy statement

The Breyer Company was founded in 1956. From our roots as a traditional family business we are proud to have steadily grown into one of the UK’s foremost constructors.

We aim to deliver the highest level of customer service and aspire to deliver exemplar community benefit within our operational areas of London and the South East.

We believe that the enhancement of communities is achievable through developing capacity and skills within socially disadvantaged communities so that they are better able to identify, and help meet their needs and ultimately engage more with society.

We are able to improve skills through education and provide access to this education through scholarship funding, maintenance allowances or grants. We also directly provide training and employment through our 360 Degree Apprentice Programme which is complimented by a range of back to work initiatives such as Work Placements and Work Clubs. This now extends to include specialist training so that we can contribute towards a sustainable environment through the provision of training in renewable technologies.

We also aim to improve community infrastructure through provision of financial resource generated by programmed fundraising events, Breyer’s Community fund and complemented by the Breyer Foundation (Company No. 07473672). We also encourage volunteering from our skilled work force and contributions from members of our Supply chain. We also adopt a collaborative approach to working with our clients to ensure that Breyer benefits communities, families and individuals who may be hard to reach.

We view community events as a means to improving community cohesion. Community events can help address social issues and remove barriers between service providers and other residents. They can lift spirits and provide respite to families who are hard to reach.

During times of economic uncertainty it is important to understand the local context, infrastructure and complexities and ensure that we engage with residents early on in a community investment programme. Through early engagement we are able to understand residents’ needs and empower them to become actively involved, take an interest and take on ownership.

Our Community Development activity is critical to our role in reducing polarised communities. We are able to achieve our objectives, make a positive impact and extend community benefit that will provide a legacy for generations with support from the Government, Local Authorities, specialist national and local organisations and our partners.

 

Community Development, Breyer Group

Case Studies