Achieving more through partnerships

We know we can achieve more through partnerships which is why we actively engage with our stakeholders, and listen to their ideas, concerns and perspectives and to identify ways where our operations can help.

We have ongoing relationships with community leaders, local authorities and non-governmental organisations which builds trust in our business and helps manage risk that could impact on our investment and development plans.

This partnership approach enables SEGRO to continuously enhance the social economic benefits that are delivered through our highly sustainable developments.

This year we have created jobs, developed training programmes, launched college courses, funded startup businesses and raised aspirations of local people
who previously would not have had the chance to enter employment.

Out of the 36 London boroughs, we have developed land in the five most deprived London boroughs. There are high levels of unemployment, hard to reach
groups and people with low or no employable skills. Working consistently with the local authorities and partners, we are now recognised as a business in the
UK that will deliver beyond its planning obligations.

In 2015, we made great progress working with our partners to deliver tangible and positive impacts for the communities and local residents, specifically
with employment.

One example of a successful employment partnership is with our customer Mash Purveyors, a quality greengrocer based on our flagship development, Origin. They have successfully recruited 10 per cent of their workforce through a SEGRO employment scheme.

Many SEGRO employees participate in volunteering and, as an employer, we offer support for employees wanting to make a difference to the community.
2015 witnessed an increase across the Group in the amount of time our employees gave to charities as well as the range of charities supported – from sky
diving for LandAid to ‘sleeping rough’ for a local homeless charity.

IN FOCUS - LEIGH ROAD BRIDGE, SLOUGH

Slough and SEGRO have a 95 year relationship that continues to get stronger. In 2015, SEGRO completed construction of a new £10 million bridge as part of the transformation of the Slough Trading Estate to help attract more inward investment to the area. During the launch event, SEGRO announced plans to invest
£130 million into Slough over the next five years in line with the Council’s own economic vision for the town.

The opening of the bridge is a momentous landmark. The new Leigh Road Bridge is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the Estate’s history and a great testament to the collaboration between all those involved in delivering our shared vision for the continued improvement of the Trading Estate. But it’s also something more than a bridge. It’s a sign of our ongoing commitment to Slough.

Our five year development plan mirrors the Council’s own economic plan for the town, and we believe that working together, SEGRO and the Council can create an environment that inspires confidence in the business community to invest in the town.

Andy Gulliford
Chief Operating Officer