Social Value and Sustainability

Our responsibility to our community

As a family business formed in 1963, we’ve always worked hard to be a company that supports our customers, our team and the community in which we live and work. We’re proud to be a Merseyside business employing and developing local people, whilst supporting our community for over 60 years.

Long before we used the phrase Social Value, we knew that we wanted to be a good neighbour and create a great place to work. In 2019 we moved on to put our values at the heart of everything we do, by running a series of workshops with our team and undertaking a strategic review of how we operate as a business and the values that are important to us. This resulted in the development of our first Social Value and Sustainability Strategy that put social value and sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

This framework has allowed us to leverage, deliver, measure, record and evidence our social value activity alongside the delivery of our sustainability targets and net zero goals and is managed by our employee-led ESG Group. This covers every aspect of our business from the way we recruit to the way we manage our jobs in the field and has led to us working to deliver social value and sustainability throughout the business.

We believe that business is better when it also delivers economic impact through procurement, education, wellbeing and inclusion. We are passionate advocates of supporting those with additional barriers to employment by giving work experience and training which will lead to sustainable employment. We are committed to supporting the next generation of workers by supporting local colleges and schools with advice and about careers within our industry. Our apprenticeship programme has trained over 100 apprentices and over half of our senior management team started with us as an apprentice.

We also want to deliver real impact and play our part in the global fight against climate change. We’ve been investing in renewable technology for decades and are on the frontline in the drive to net-zero. We’re committed to responsible procurement local to where we work, with companies that share our values.

None of this will be possible without a workforce reflecting our community who can thrive in a career with us. We are committed to providing a supportive environment that encourages learning, career development and innovation.

You can download our full Social Value & Sustainability Report by clicking on the image below and read about our work in social value and sustainability below.

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Our Social Value and Sustainability Projects

Working with and supporting our local community

Connor Leatt Kimpton Apprentice to Site Supervisor

Connor Leatt – My journey from Apprentice to Site Supervisor

We’re constantly banging on about the career opportunities in Engineering so, to celebrate the end of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we’d like to share Connor

W&V Girls in Construction Grace and Niamh Lead

Girls in Construction Summit – Warrington and Vale College

Two of the Kimpton team were delighted to support our client Warrington & Vale Royal College at their ‘Girls in Construction Summit 2024’. Grace Roberts and Niamh

At the famous warbirds brew pub at The Kimpton Cultural Tour to Copenhagen 2024

Kimpton Cultural Tour to Copenhagen 2024

Now in its 22nd year, the Kimpton Cultural Tour has been an annual event since 2003, with only the covid year missing. The format is broadly the same and every year

Kimpton at the LSIP Conference

Kimpton at the Local Skills Improvement Plan Conference

We recently attended the LSIP – Local Skills Improvement Plan Conference held at Aintree Racecourse. It was an important opportunity for businesses to connect with

Matt at Pensby School for Social Value at Kimpton

Pensby School Careers Support

Last week Matt Breakwell had the (frankly terrifying) privilege to speak to an assembly of year 10 and 11 students at Pensby High School as part of his role as an

Joshua Anderson Kimpton Apprentice Liverpool and North West

We have reached 10% target for Apprenticeships

We have reached our target of filling 10% of roles in the company with apprentices. The target was to achieve this by Autumn 2023. For 60 years, as a business, we

Grace Roberts of kimpton Energy Solutions

We’re recruiting for T Levels

If you know any school leavers interested in Engineering and Renewables as a future career, we’re recruiting for two or three young people to join Kimpton on an Industry

1. Liverpool Chamber Awards 2023 Vote for announces Kimpton

Shortlisted for three awards at the Innovation in Business Awards 2023

We’re absolutely delighted to be finalists in three categories at the Liverpool Chamber Innovation in Business Awards 2023. The awards celebrate those businesses and

Robyn Wilkinson Work Experience Placement at Kimpton

Robyn Wilkinson Work Experience Placement

Last week, we welcomed 17-year-old Robyn Wilkinson on a work experience placement from West Kirby Grammar School for Girls. Robyn, who’s a year away from sitting her

The now very proud Kimpton team having completed the Anfield Abseil for Cash For Kids charity

Anfield Abseil for Cash for Kids

A team from Kimpton have just completed the Anfield Abseil to raise over £650 for Cash for Kids. Cash for Kids is a grant-giving charity that helps the children that

From left to right Matt Breakwell of Kimpton MIka Haasler of Future Yard and Mike Jebb of Kimpton

Future Yard’s green future with Kimpton

Kimpton has teamed up with Wirral’s Future Yard CIC. If you don’t know it already, it’s a community music venue in Birkenhead that showcases great local and

Not Just men and Muddy Boots Video with Kimpton

Not Just Men & Muddy Boots

We understand that if our industry is going to recruit enough engineers to deliver the UK’s net zero targets, we need to play our part in attracting talent from all

Leomington Primary School Careers Carousel with Grace and Matt from Kimpton

School and College talks

By supporting schools to deliver careers advice we hope to expand the talent pool, ensuring we can attract the brightest talent to join our industry. The challenge

Lee Williams from Kimpton at Charles Thompson Mission donating food

Kimpton team at Charles Thompson Mission

The Charles Thompson Mission in Birkenhead, has been tirelessly serving the community since 1892. Dedicated to alleviating poverty, the mission runs a food bank that

Kimpton teacher Encounters

Teacher Encounters

Matt and Grace from the Kimpton team, together with Charlotte Lawrence from Liverpool City Region Careers Hub, hosted Charlotte Goode and Ramat Suleiman from Prenton

INcredible Edible Community Action Day with Kimpton

Kimpton Community Action Day with Incredible Edible

Incredible Edible in Knowsley hosted a community action day on Friday, and the Kimpton team were there supporting the work. The community hub aim to be ‘Growing food

Kimpton investing in Spectrum Life to protect employees

Looking after the mental health and wellbeing of the team

Looking after the mental and physical health of our team is mission critical. We often say that our team are our greatest asset and protecting and nurturing that asset

Scott and Steve from Kimpton on the Christmas tree collection 2023 for Nightingale House Hospice

Christmas Tree Collection for Nightingale House Hospice 2023

For the third year running, Scott and Steve from the Kimpton were part of the team that collected & recycled over 1400 Christmas Trees around Wrexham, Flintshire,

Matt Breakwell of Kimpton talking about Demistifying ESG at a Business Breakfast event

Demystifying ESG – Business Breakfast

Kimpton recently spoke at a Business breakfast event with the University of Liverpool Management School and Wirral Chamber of Commerce. The theme was “Demystifying

Matt and Grace at Prenton High School for Girls leading the Enterprise Challenge on decarbonisation of their school

Prenton High School for Girls – Sustainable Entrepreneurship

As part of their role as Enterprise Advisors to the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub, Matt Breakwell and Grace Roberts from the Kimpton team, recently spent the morning

And completed planters looking great thanks to the Kimpton team and the CSR Policy

Birkenhead Girls Junior School – Project Planters

An unsightly gap in a playground area had left teachers needing to keep children away from the windows. The initial solution was both ugly and unsafe. When we saw the

One of the EVAC Chairs being delivered to the Bromborough Village Community Association

Donation of Evacuation Chairs

As part of our work on the refurbishment of the Capital Building in Liverpool, we were tasked with the disposal of two Evacuation Chairs. These are chairs specially

6. More students from Queensferry on work experience placements with Kimpton

School’s never out at Kimpton

Kimpton have been encouraging businesses in the Liverpool City Region to join them in offering work experience and apprenticeships to young people. Matt Breakwell

The Kimpton team having completed the Lego Walk of Pain as part of the Kimpton Liverpool CSR Programme

Lego Walk of Pain – Completed it!

The intrepid Kimpton team have completed the Lego Walk of Pain in West Kirby, on Wednesday 24th August at Hickory’s Smokehouse. The event, created by UK Firewalk,

Lego Walk Extreme to raise money for Cash for Kids with Kimpton 3

Lego Walk for Cash for Kids

What’s the most painful thing in the world? Some would say dentistry work, others would say childbirth, but most would agree that firmly in the top ten of all-time

The large stainless containers are unloaded

NHS Alder Hey Academy Trees

As specialist M&E Contractors, Kimpton don’t often get asked to provide gardening services but, as part of a reconfiguration of the Capital Building’s atrium

Kimpton CSR delivering first aid kits for Ukraine with Liverpool Hope University

Hope for Ukraine

The Kimpton team have been busy again, working with the Estates Department at Liverpool Hope University. Seeing the plight of the people of Ukraine, the Hope Estates

Mental Health First Aid Training at Kimpton Wirral

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace is a big issue. However much we are changing the makeup of our team, we have a majority male workforce and suicide is the biggest killer

Grace Roberts and Matt Breakwell at Prenton High School for Girls as Enterprise Advisers

Prenton High School for Girls – Apprentice Day

In our role as Enterprise Advisers for Liverpool City Region Grace Roberts and Matt Breakwell have been working with Prenton High School for Girls to dispel some of the

Kimpton delivering to the Charles Thompson Mission

Deliveries for the Charles Thompson Mission

The whole Kimpton team contributed food and toiletries to donate to the Charles Thompson Mission. We wrote about them previously here, but their aim is to help men and

A second chance for reclaimed carpet tiles

The team working on the £5m refurbishment of the Capital Building, recently went over and above to find community schemes and charities that could make use of the

Scott Bennett and Steve Loughran of Kimpton on Christmas Tree Collection duties for Nightingale House Hospice lead

Nightingale House Christmas Tree Collection 2022

Scott Bennett and Steve Loughran of Kimpton have been busy again, collecting Christmas trees for Nightingale House Hospice. This year, they collected approximately 75

And the moment when Megan leaves the plane at 15000 ft for the Kimpton Skydive

The Kimpton Team parachuting for Cancer Research

We all know someone affected by cancer. We’ve probably all lost someone to the many variants of the hideous disease. According to figures from Cancer Research UK, 1 in 2

Keith Marsden of Kimpton ready for action in his beesuit at Incredible Edibles Knowsley

Plumber, beekeeper, model and entertainer

There’s a full day at work and then there’s Keith Marsden’s day at work. Today he’s been working with our good friends at Incredible Edible to extend the irrigation

Zero waste to landfill by Kimpton Energy Solutions for 2020 1200

Another year of Zero waste to landfill

In this post last year, we shared our Environmental report for the previous 12 months, for the waste we generated at our Bromborough Head office. You can read that here.

Steve Loughran of Kimpton delivering food parcels for Shaftesbury Youth Club

Shaftesbury Youth Club – Food parcel delivery

On what has to be one of the coldest days in recent years, Steve Loughran, Kimpton Site Supervisor, volunteered to deliver food parcels for the Shaftesbury Youth Club –

Social value award for Kimpton

Social Value Award for Kimpton

Another week, another award for the Kimpton team. This one is the Social Value Award. It’s awarded to businesses in the North West who go over and above to deliver

From Left Anthony Whittle Matt Breakwell and Greg Percival of Kimpton

Industry Week with Wirral Met College and Morgan Sindall

As part of Industry Week, organised by Wirral Met College and in conjunction with Morgan Sindall Construction, this week we delivered two sessions with current students,

Scott Bennett and Steve Loughran of Kimpton on the Christmas Tree Collection for Nightigale House

Nightingale House Hospice Christmas tree collection

Scott Bennett and Steve Loughran of the Kimpton Contracts team again gave up their weekend to help with the Nightingale House Christmas Tree Collection. It’s an

Huge generosity of giving by the people and business of Wirral

Christmas is a time for giving

The Kimpton team have been generous with their time and donations in the run-up to Christmas, with a number of initiatives to have some fun and help those less fortunate

Making Visors for the NHS Kimpton CSR

Kimpton CSR during lockdown

Not to be put off by a lockdown, the Kimpton team pulled together like never before to help those who needed it most when the UK and the NHS in particular, was under

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Genuine Work Placements for students

We believe that work experience for a student is only as good as the effort you put into yourself as an employer. We therefore offer genuinely worthwhile Work

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Sporting Support

Alder Hey Hospital Our Managing Director Richard Kimpton trained for over six months, lost huge amounts of weight in order to take part (and win) a white collar

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Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

In a recent project, Lee Williams our storeman/driver organised an U14’s football charity tournament that managed to raise in excess of £600 for the Clatterbridge

The Defibrillator in place at Kimpton Energy Solutions, Wirral

A new Defibrillator for Kimpton

We are pleased to announce that we now have a lifesaving defibrillator in our offices, the defibrillator will be shared between ourselves and 3 other companies in

macmillan cancer support

Running 2017 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Kimpton Senior Site Foreman Keith Marsden is Running 2017 miles in 2017 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Keith, who is a member of Wallasey AC, is hoping

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