Leading East Anglian construction company Bateman Groundworks appears alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in a showcase of the best of the UK industry.
The award-winning company was selected among 15 “outstanding organisations” demonstrating best practice to feature in the 2016/17 Construction and Engineering Parliamentary Review.
The development of the Little Plumstead-based business – which celebrated its 20th anniversary last month – is traced over three pages in the 66-page document, which has a foreword by the Prime Minister.
Bateman Groundworks’ Executive Chairman Richard Bateman and Managing Director Jason Ramsey travelled to Westminster for a reception to launch the review, which has become a key fixture in the political calendar.
Mr Bateman said: “To be recognised for best practice in such a competitive industry at such a high and prominent level is very important to us and conveys an extremely positive message to our clients and potential clients about our values and how we operate.”
Bateman Groundworks already appears as a national exemplar on the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website in its Leadership and Worker Involvement Toolkit.
The aim of the Parliamentary Review is to highlight best practice among “a small number of outstanding organisations” in a document that looks back on the year in industry and Westminster to be used as a learning tool to the public and private sector.
The Prime Minister said that this year’s Parliamentary Review followed “a significant year in British politics” and this is reflected in the articles from leading journalists and best-practice representatives alike.
The Parliamentary Review’s director, Daniel Yossman, said: “Bateman Groundworks and other hardworking organisations from across the country have come together to make this year’s Review possible.
“Sharing knowledge and insight with both peers and government is essential work and I am delighted that this year’s Review will reach every corner of the British economy.
“It’s always a real joy to hear from policymakers who tell me that something they have read in the Review has had an effect on their thinking.
“It is my belief that innovation is contagious, if only it is given the platform to spread. It is the Review’s purpose to provide this platform and I am confident we are fulfilling it.”
Review chairman Sir Eric Pickles said: “It has never been more important for government to hear the views of business and the public sector in a constructive forum. It is also a vital time to share best practice and progress.”
An e-copy of The Parliamentary Review can be viewed here: