Bray & Slaughter recognise that construction work can have an impact on the local area and endeavour to use our influence in a positive manner. Wherever possible we aim to introduce ourselves to local residents and business owners and to identify any potential community areas that we could dedicate time and resources to improving.

We have been a long standing employer in our local community and are proud of our record of training school leavers, providing craft apprenticeships and taking on graduate trainees. We are a small but important part of the local and regional economy and understand our responsibilities to the smaller tertiary employers that form part of our supply chain. We count the following activities among our community initiatives:

  • Providing labour and skills to Helping Bristol's Homeless Bus Renovation Project
  • Supporting the Matthew Tree Project Food Banks
  • Taking part in Land Aid's Bristol Sleep Out in February 2020
  • Fundraising activities in support of local charities including St Peter’s Hospice & The Wallace & Gromit Appeal
  • Participation in Working Knowledge Events
  • Supporting local schools and colleges through offering work placements 
  • H&S Awareness Days at local Schools in line with our Considerate Constructor responsibilities
  • Sponsorship of educational events at Bristol Museum and the M Shed
  • Use of local SME’s
  • Working with local homeless charities, supplying our time free of charge to support the charitable work of the organisation 
  • Protection of the Malago river which runs alongside our premises

From the ethical way we manage our supplier relationships to the sourcing of sustainable timber we aim to ensure that our practices leave our customers feeling satisfied with our approach to business.