About NHBC


Corporate Responsibility

Corporate Responsibility in the Community

Community image 1NHBC's involvement and support of communities at local, national and international level is extremely important to us.

NHBC staff fundraise and give time to a wide range of charities and causes that are important to them as individuals. To support staff engagement and involvement in community and charity initiatives, NHBC has a community involvement policy encompassing matched funding and matched time off for volunteering.

Following a staff vote, a partnership was formed with Marie Curie Cancer Care and we exceeded our target through a range of industry and staff fundraising activites ranging from payroll giving and cake bakes, to teams climbing Kilimanjaro, and cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats. Staff raised £126,000 by March 2013. We currently aspire to raise £50,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Following our successful fundraising campaign in 2007, where NHBC collectively raised more than £200,000 for international housing charity Habitat for Humanity, as founding sponsors of the Hope Challenge we are pleased to continue to be involved and are again sponsoring the event in 2013.

The philanthropic element of our balanced strategy is delivered via grants to Community Foundations where we have office locations such as the MK Community Foundation whom are able to ensure funds are delivered to the areas of greatest need in the communities in which we operate.

'Habitat for Humanity'

Community image 2NHBC's former Chief Executive, Imtiaz Farookhi presenting a cheque on behalf on NHBC for £200,000 to international housing charity `Habitat for Humanity' - far exceeding our original target of £123,500 (equivalent to building 100 homes in the developing world).

Estates Gazette Challenge

Community image 3Each year NHBC enters a team into the Estates Gazette Challenge - the annual 10k run for Muscular Dystrophy.

Youthbuild Awards

Community image 4NHBC sponsors the annual Youthbuild Awards, which provides construction training and employment for young people who have frequently come from difficult or troubled backgrounds.

Help for Heroes

Community image 5NHBC Building Inspector Steve Mellows has run several marathons for charity, including `Help for Heroes'.

Motorcycle Tour

Community image 6In 2008 Alan Allmond, Technical Claims Handler, embarked upon a five day motorcycle tour to raise funds for the Lymphoma Association.

HopeBuilder Charity

Community image 7NHBC's HopeBuilder charity Challenge event in the Peak District.

Part of our Community

NHBC operates a balanced approach to engaging with the community that works on a local, national, and international basis. We have: