Our employees are highly talented, successful and motivated individuals who are essential to our success. Everything that we do, how we act and how our stakeholders perceive us is crucial to our ongoing success; we are committed to ensuring that we have the right people working for us and manage this process through a robust people strategy.

We value the equality and diversity of our workforce and it is our commitment to ensure that all our employees, potential recruits and other stakeholders are treated fairly and equitably. Selection in recruitment, for training, promotion and any other employment related matter is based upon individual skills and aptitude. We give full consideration to the diverse needs of our employees and potential recruits and are fully compliant with all current legislation; where necessary appropriate arrangements are made for the continued employment and development of disabled persons.

The core values of Henry Boot remain central to our employment proposition and we have built our people strategies around maintaining and enhancing them to the benefit of all stakeholders.

We value the inclusive culture that is present with the Group in which our employees can grow, thrive and succeed. It is important to us that all our employees feel able to be themselves and to perform to their full potential; as an employer we make every effort to ensure that our employees are both engaged in our aims and are provided with the support to enable them to perform their duties to the highest possible standard.

We continue to invest in our employees and are specifically focussing on identifying and developing key talent to ensure we have the succession and capabilities to deliver our expertise year on year.

Case study

Master Cutler's Challenge

24,558.82 Reasons To Take Part In Master Cutler's Challenge

The Henry Boot Group of Companies has successfully taken part in the Sheffield Master Cutler’s Challenge during 2016. This year the challenge was tasked with raising funds for St Luke’s and Rotherham Hospices, both providing care to patients who have terminal illnesses.

“Both charities are determined that quality of life remains a key principle of care, right to the end of life - so it's a priority for patients to have dignity, choice and comfort all the way. St Luke's and Rotherham's services are delivered free, but depend on almost £8million combined each year, in donations and fundraising”.  Master Cutlers Challenge

Once we accepted the challenge, the whole Group rallied together to come up with ideas and events which could raise as much money as possible.  The list below is the final list of events and schemes undertaken across the Group; there was a real mixture of events from a race night to an endurance event across the Peak District - anything to help raise funds for the challenge was considered!

  • Competition Law Training
  • Quiz Night
  • Salary Sacrifice Donations
  • Employees’ Summer BBQ at Banner Cross Hall
  • Race Night at Owlerton Stadium, Hillsborough
  • Office Bake-off
  • Endurance Challenge in the Peak District
  • Dress down days
  • Phones sold by IT Department
  • Raffle
  • Online donations

Not only was it great to see so many events taking place throughout the year, but to see the Group as whole come together and work as a team to help raise funds was also just as impressive.

At the end of the challenge the Group managed to raise an incredible £24,558.82. Everyone at Henry Boot is extremely proud of the final total and we would like to thank everyone who kindly donated or attended our events. Not only did this more than double our total from last year’s challenge, but we also managed to come second place for the highest amount of money raised, out over 130 companies. We are really pleased to have supported two very worthy charities and institutions that make a real difference in our local community.  

The Master Cutler’s Celebration Event was held at the Cutler’s Hall in Sheffield on Friday 16th September, and we were proud to be recognised in 2ndplace for the company with the highest amount of money raised during the challenge. We also managed to secure “Most Innovative Fundraising Initiative” with our salary sacrifice idea. It was an enjoyable night, but it really is about ‘the taking part and not the winning’ – we were so pleased to have raised so much money.