A BUILDING and roofing firm in Brighouse has been named as one of the best workplaces in Britain.
Ploughcroft Ltd scooped top prize in the specialist contractor section of the Best Places to Work in Construction Awards 2008, run by industry magazine Contract Journal.
The contest is open to all firms – from the largest to the very smallest contractor and from consultants to product manufacturers.
Employees are invited to nominate their firms – and a high percentage have to do so before the company can be considered.
Ploughcroft was shortlisted with five other companies – but was found to be outstanding in its category by judges who presented the awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
The firm was praised for team-building days away from the workplace that involve employees in activities ranging from quad biking to driving Land Rovers around a lake blindfold!
It also came tops for its personalised career progression programmes, which make full use of its own training centre in Owler Ings Road.