Balfour Beatty scoops Scots ‘Inclusive Workplace’ accolade

BALFOUR Beatty picked up the 2019 ‘Inclusive Workplace’ employer award at the Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) awards.

The award, presented by business minister Jamie Hepburn, recognises the contractor’s approach to supporting employees with disabilities, as well as retaining and assisting those with poor mental health.

Balfour Beatty revealed it was acknowledged for its ‘flexible recruitment practices’ and its inclusive policies and procedures that ‘promote equality and fight discrimination’.

Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s regional MD of Scotland and Ireland said, “We are delighted to have won the ‘Inclusive Workplace’ employer award. As a major employer and contributor to the Scottish economy, we have a responsibility to promote social inclusion; breaking down the barriers in recruitment and the providing support through employment. We are proud to be recognised for the work we are doing at Balfour Beatty to create a truly inclusive workplace.”