In the run up to next month’s entry deadline of the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards 2021, we’re celebrating last year’s winners. Next up is Best Place to Work winner, Sanctus – here’s what they have been up to since their award win and what made them stand out to the judges.
Like all businesses, 2020 was an unusual year for the Sanctus Group. The unique nature of their contracting works means they focus on large scale infrastructure projects in challenging and often remote environments. These projects cannot simply be stopped, often due to health and safety complications. Therefore they remained busy through the various lockdown periods, seeing an increase in their environmental contracting works with Rivers Trusts and Wildlife Trusts.
This gave Sanctus the opportunity to work closely with the government and the construction industry developing new ways of working and defining safe working practises in real-time during a global pandemic.
Sanctus have also seen their people, including several new starters, working away from the office for extended periods, and have worked hard to find new and unique ways of supporting the Sanctus culture even where they can’t be together in their offices. They’re all looking forward to opportunities to spend more time together throughout 2021 including attending the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards in September!
A reminder of why Sanctus won Best Place to Work in 2019
Key business points:
- Sanctus Ltd is a specialist environmental consultant and contractor offering solutions for all issues associated with brownfield land development, including environmental consultancy, remediation contracting, and enabling-works packages
- Work with clients to find the most cost effective and practical solution to contamination and problematic ground conditions, prioritising environmental gain throughout
- Founded in 2003, they have been involved with almost 3,000 brownfield sites, with projects ranging from a single soil sample, to full scale enabling works packages on highly complex sites over many months with multi-million-pound values
- Based in an amazing new office campus in Quedgeley employing 40 people
The winning entry:
A genuinely inspirational mission, to help restore lost spaces and forgotten places, providing new homes and business for this and future generations, combines with a truly unique culture and unparalleled commitment to personal development and growth.
Sanctus is the vision of Peter Cooke (Managing Director) who believed there was a better way to do business and set about making that vision a reality. Everything Sanctus has achieved to date is testimony to that vision and his tireless work ethic and ambition to make that possible. The company is the business embodiment of Peter and is led with compassion and kindness, ambition and excitement. He often goes above and beyond to help those who in his words, work alongside him.
Peter has created a business that prioritises fantastic people who are incredible individuals but even better as part of the Sanctus family. He has continuously sought out the most challenging projects and environments, to interest and inspire their engineers and have the biggest possible impact on the natural environment.
Sanctus offers an incredible rewards package, their own private staff bar, and an unparalleled social scene – the Sanctus family even go on holiday together each year!
Nominations for the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards are open and close on Tuesday, June 29. For more details and to enter, see Gloucestershire Live Business Awards website.