GRAHAM invests over £1million in its 1500 strong workforce

Oct 04, 2017
Niall Casey (left), Invest NI, is pictured with Michael Graham, GRAHAM Construction.

National construction company GRAHAM Construction, based in Hillsborough Co. Down, is implementing a leading-edge development programme over the next three years that will benefit its entire workforce across the UK.

The company’s £1.1million skills investment will help the company to attract and retain the talent needed to support the company’s continued growth.

Invest NI’s support will enable us to embed this holistic approach to personal development across our entire workforce

- Michael Graham, GRAHAM Construction

Discussing the investment, Executive Chairman Michael Graham, said: “We are implementing a bespoke personalised development programme which focuses on the behavioural, emotional and personal resilience of every member of the GRAHAM team. The wellness programme, which has been developed with human performance specialists Support to Perform, is leading edge and has received extremely positive feedback from participants during the pilot phase. Invest NI’s support will enable us to embed this holistic approach to personal development across our entire workforce over the next three years.

“Our ambition is to become an industry leader. Safeguarding the wellbeing of our employees and supporting their career development will be a vital component in achieving this objective.”

Invest Northern Ireland has offered GRAHAM over £318,000 towards its skills investment.

Welcoming the innovative programme, Niall Casey, Invest NI’s Director of Skills and Competitiveness, said: “The investment GRAHAM is making to develop its workforce is indicative of the forward thinking and innovative ethos of the company. Focusing on the health and wellbeing of the individual employee will undoubtedly help to drive engagement and retention across the workforce and enhance the firm’s overall competitiveness.

GRAHAM Construction is leading the way in its person centred HR practices which, if replicated, has the potential to make an impact for other companies across a number of industries in Northern Ireland. The skills support Invest NI has offered to GRAHAM is allowing employees to realise their full potential. This in turn builds the talent in the company which will help it realise its growth ambitions.

- Niall Casey, Invest NI

“GRAHAM Construction is leading the way in its person centred HR practices which, if replicated, has the potential to make an impact for other companies across a number of industries in Northern Ireland. The skills support Invest NI has offered to GRAHAM is allowing employees to realise their full potential. This in turn builds the talent in the company which will help it realise its growth ambitions.”

GRAHAM Construction is the largest subsidiary in the GRAHAM Group and delivers building, civil engineering and fit out projects for both public and private sector clients in the UK and Ireland.

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