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Phoenix Brickwork celebrates achieving Investors in People’s Gold/Advanced Level as part of its continued national growth.

Published: 2 August 2021 - James Mead

Fast growing national brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork has delivered a golden performance at its renewal assessment by leading government organisation, Investors in People.


In a comprehensive assessment process, Phoenix attained the second highest accreditation possible, jumping from Standard straight to a prestigious Gold certification, a level only achieved by 17% of firms.

In their report, examiners praised the management team at Phoenix for focusing on a strong commitment to the development of their people through providing a nurturing approach, despite continuing to grow the business at such an impressive rate.

Staff at all levels were independently and anonymously surveyed, to establish an authentic picture of the culture of support, inclusion, and encouragement within the business, helping to provide an accurate insight into the wellbeing of employees.

The report identified the ‘family culture across the business’, highlighting how team members thoroughly enjoy being part of the business and feel supported, valued, rewarded and recognised through well-established communication channels. In addition, examiners praised the focus on building the business through the development of its people and commented how the new board structure is meaning people are ‘excited at what the future holds.’

Phoenix Brickwork’s Managing Director, Christian Watson, is delighted and encouraged by the award; “We have always promoted an inclusive, nurturing approach to growing the skills and capabilities of our team, so that they can deliver to our growing client base the quality they deserve and have come to expect.

“Having had this confirmed through achieving a Gold award from Investors in People is a real credit to the team and great news for the Phoenix family and our customers.”

The award comes just a year after Midlands based Phoenix celebrated its 10th anniversary. The business has continued to grow through both acquisition and winning new clients, more than doubling its turnover in the last 5 years. Its continued success is down to the strength of its team and through investing in its people the business sees continued growth ahead, becoming an employer of choice across the UK.


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