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Workforce Grows by Two Thirds

Bloor Homes has increased its workforce by 62 per cent over the past four years, following a period of sustained growth within the company.


10/11/2016 - Careers

Headcount has increased at all seven of Bloor’s regional offices across the country, as well as the our head office in Measham, Leicestershire.

 

In a sign of the expansion beyond our Midlands base, the biggest growth has occurred at the our South West division, which has increased its workforce by 120 per cent since 2012.

 

Meanwhile Southern (84 per cent), South Midlands (81 per cent), and North West (76 per cent) have all expanded by more than three quarters.

 

Adrian Bloor, Chief Executive Officer of Bloor Homes, said: “These figures demonstrate the impressive growth that we have achieved across all of our regions over the past four years and is a testament to the hard work of our loyal and dedicated staff.

 

"The growth of our workforce reflects our ambition not only to increase the number of new homes that we deliver each year, but also to expand geographically into new areas.

 

"Much has been achieved in this respect over the past four years, and we are on target to hit the 3,000-plot completion mark for the first time this year.

 

“We are determined to build on this growth in the years ahead, whilst at the same time maintaining the emphasis on quality of build and location for which we have become renowned.”

 

The overall growth in the workforce has come at the same time as a major investment in our apprenticeship and trainee programmes.

 

Having relaunched our apprenticeship scheme three years ago, Bloor Homes now has a total of 86 bricklaying and carpentry apprentices on our books, all learning their trade on site under the guidance of dedicated apprentice masters, whilst studying towards an NVQ qualification at college.

 

Mr Bloor added: "We value our staff very highly and we believe it is no coincidence that such a high proportion of our employees have been with the company for many years. Retaining our brightest and best members of staff has been a key ingredient in our success, but to achieve our ambitions going forward it is also vital that we invest in the workers of the future.

 

"Therefore we have significantly expanded our apprenticeship and trainee programmes during the past three years in order to give more young people the opportunity to embark on successful careers in construction as well as ensuring that we have the skilled workforce that we need to drive the business forward in the future."