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Vision

Sustainable growth

Our people, engineering the future, building a legacy.

Our vision is embedded in our business – in our culture, values and behaviours. By clearly articulating this vision, we achieve a greater shared focus and enable every role to see how their day-to-day work aligns with our overall aims and drives our success.

A message from our CEO

We have the most fabulous people working in our business and our success is a testament to the commitment and loyalty that they have shown to our company over the years. We put a huge emphasis on the training and development of our people and the opening of our new Training Academy in 2016 allows us to provide further support to our apprentices, tradespeople and engineers.

Our goal is to be the partner of choice for our clients and whatever the service, our approach is always personal. We want our clients to feel secure and confident in the knowledge that we are dedicated to working with them to meet their goals, with the highest standards in health, safety and quality of finish. We are committed to conducting our work in a way that is respectful to the environment. We expect nothing less from ourselves and our clients should not either.

As we continue our growth, we are as committed as ever to expanding the capabilities of Designer Group and I want to thank everyone who has helped to contribute to our success.


Michael Stone | Group CEO

Mission

Delivering ambitious, innovative and sustainable engineering solutions, building client and community partnerships that bear testament to the gold standards and values we uphold.

Our strategic ambitions

Our vision is underpinned by our values, which guide our strategic ambitions:

 

Strengthening our core business

Protecting our substantial and resilient core business in the commercial, residential, and industrial sectors is the foundation principle of our strategy. We will safeguard our fantastic track record, great clients, outstanding employees, and robust supply chain by strengthening our efficiencies and standards, nurturing our long-term relationships and ‘delivering the basics brilliantly.

Delivering new opportunities

We will pro-actively replicate our strong client relationships with new clients, in new sectors, both locally and internationally. Specifically, we will be channelling our growth efforts into the data centre and life sciences markets, where we have already built fantastic relationships and delivered great work.

Protecting our planet

We have the opportunity to make a difference and we must seize it. Together, we will be doing all we can to reduce the impact of our operations on our planet, ensuring we align with our client’s objectives and vision. Our sustainability commitments are centred around three key pillars – ‘People, Performance and Planet’. We are responsible for balancing the impact of construction on our collective futures and must stay relevant playing our part in protecting our legacy.

Driving innovation

Investment in innovation is critical to delivering against our passion for progress. Our strategy demands us to encourage fresh ideas, adopt new approaches and “think digital”, to create a healthy and agile business that works for our people and our clients, and that is fit for future generations. We will embrace new technologies and modern methods of construction, setting ambitious targets for prefabrication wherever possible, ensuring our operations are leaner, greener and safer.

Investing in our people

At the heart of our strategy is our promise to put our people at the very centre of our business, pro-actively taking deep interest in their careers and wellbeing. Team diversity, succession planning, learning and development, employee wellbeing, and reward & recognition are all crucial to our people strategy – which is to attract and retain the best and the brightest talent in the industry.

Leadership

Our non-hierarchical approach means our leaders work in partnership with all our stakeholders, driving business change.

This approach ensures effective use of strategic competencies and influence to accomplish organisational goals whilst providing our people with motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individual consideration.

Meet our leadership team

Values

Our company values not only shape the identity of our organisation, but they also guide and inspire all our people. We put our people at the very centre of our business, and we take interest in and embrace each other’s individuality.

Our values are who we are, what we stand for, and how we behave.

Safe


We structure our work environment, so that every person feels safe, enabled to create their best work and achieve their maximum potential. We work smartly, take care of our team, and have fun in order to ensure the sustainability and success of our business and the wellbeing of our people.

 

 

Trust


We believe the trust we place in our people will lift us all higher than we could rise alone. We operate and communicate with transparency and it is this authenticity that makes our work more meaningful, interesting and builds a better company. We stay true to who we are, stand up for what we believe in, and are always mindful of others.

 

 

Respect


Inclusion and respect are a defining part of our identity. We value the talent, time and contribution of everyone we work with. Our differences – when embraced – drive smarter decisions, stronger performance, increased innovation and a culture where everyone can be themselves.

Challenge


We have the courage and curiosity to find new ways of pushing the boundaries, paving the way to genuine learning and improvement. We seek, accept and give feedback fearlessly to continue to grow personally and professionally. Your colleagues should be your toughest critics, your biggest challengers and your loudest supporters!

Deliver


We take every opportunity to go the extra-mile and rise to the occasion. Our passion
for progress means we give uncompromising attention to impact and excellence. We ask our people to be resourceful, efficient and above all, make us proud. Our driver is recognition and celebration of a successful outcome for all. Relationships deliver results. Together we are stronger!