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At Travis Perkins, we are proud to be represented by employees of all ages, backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations,
and we are even more proud that employees feel they can be themselves at work. 

 

We know that there’s still work to be done and that perceptions still need to be improved, especially in the building and construction industry. This is why we have launched our SupporTPride campaign, to raise awareness and offer support, so that you or someone you might know, can feel comfortable being their authentic self in the workplace.

Our industry needs to make a collective change in order to have a truly unique, diverse workforce. At Travis Perkins, we’re building an environment that encourages inclusivity and we want you to be part of it.

 

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Latest SupporTPride article 19.06.20

Pride & LGBTQ+ Community ‘Changing perceptions on inclusivity within the construction industry'​

From the outside looking in, the construction industry wears a hard hat. For centuries, the industry has been recognised to be a community for the ‘tough guys’, with hypermasculine behaviour often being rewarded, creating an atmosphere for obvious gender segregation. Whilst our builders create the foundations of our homes to office buildings, the same builders have often been left behind when it comes to building the foundations for diversity in the workplace. We want to change that. Together, we’re working to serve our customers and support each other in an environment where discrimination, judgement and prejudice play no part.

 

"One of our fundamental values at Travis Perkins is about upholding family values and treating everyone with respect. We wouldn’t be upholding those values if we weren’t striving to provide equal opportunities for all. Being the UK’s number 1 builders’ merchant, we have a pivotal role to play in encouraging this conversation within our own business and to lead by example, influencing the industry to drive forward societal changes."


Read the full article here.

Here’s a list of helpful free support resources that you may find useful:
  • Stonewall
  • MindOut
  • Relate
  • The National Counselling Society
  • Samaritans
  • Mind
  • Construction Industry Helpline
  • Veterans’ Gateway

Please note:

Travis Perkins does not provide any direct support or advice to individuals. You may wish to check with your employer if confidential counselling and advice services are available.