OUR STORY
OUR STORY

We are the voice of construction
across Yorkshire.

We are the voice of construction across Yorkshire.

With 125 years of experience behind us, all of which has been dedicated to the Yorkshire region, we provide expert advice and support for any businesses that require our services, ranging from training and people development, health and safety, and the environmental agenda.

With 125 years of experience behind us, all of which has been dedicated to the Yorkshire region, we provide expert advice and support for any businesses that require our services, ranging from training and people development, health and safety, and the environmental agenda.

WE BUILD POSSIBILITIES

Our History.

WHAT WE STAND FOR

Our Values.

We pride ourselves in being underpinned by our core values to drive the Yorkshire Builders Federation Ltd forward and support the building and construction industry across the region.

We pride ourselves in being underpinned by our core values to drive the Yorkshire Builders Federation Ltd forward and support the building and construction industry across the region.

Integrity & Trust

We pursue honourable initiatives and conduct business in a way that is trustworthy, transparent and ethical.

Empowerment

We strive to go beyond a ‘quick-fix’ and empower beneficiaries, particularly with regards to sustainability.

Team Working

We are believers that excellence in teamwork promotes excellence in individuals and provides outstanding results.

Leadership

Taking the lead motivates our teams to fulfil potential and provide goals and solutions for our customers.

Local

We work with local communities and organisations, aiming to support all sectors, in a sustainable manner.

Partnership Working

Being an enthusiastic and strategic partner, effective in supporting successful local partnerships and collaborations.

Quality

Ensuring we never fall below excellence in our services, our activities and support at all times.

Inspired & Inspiring

A regional advocate, promoting innovative thinking to improve performance and eliminate problems.

Good Stewardship

The provision of knowledge and experience, whilst maintaining effective governance and financial controls.
WHAT WE STAND FOR

Our Values.

We pride ourselves in being underpinned by our core values to drive the Yorkshire Builders Federation Ltd forward and support the building and construction industry across the region.

Integrity & Trust

We pursue honourable initiatives and conduct business in a way that is trustworthy, transparent and ethical.

Empowerment

We strive to go beyond a ‘quick-fix’ and empower beneficiaries, particularly with regards to sustainability.

Team Working

We are believers that excellence in teamwork promotes excellence in individuals and provides outstanding results.

Leadership

Taking the lead motivates our teams to fulfil potential and provide goals and solutions for our customers.

Local

We work with local communities and organisations, aiming to support all sectors, in a sustainable manner.

Partnership Working

Being an enthusiastic and strategic partner, effective in supporting successful local partnerships and collaborations.

Quality

Ensuring we never fall below excellence in our services, our activities and support at all times.

Inspired & Inspiring

A regional advocate, promoting innovative thinking to improve performance and eliminate problems.

Good Stewardship

The provision of knowledge and experience, whilst maintaining effective governance and financial controls.
FORMING A BRIGHTER FUTURE

Our Social Value.

Our work goes beyond construction. We strive to support our communities in which we live and work and ensure the work within our industry has a positive impact on all.

Our approach to sustainability incorporates the social, economic and environmental aspects of the industry.

We closely monitor its impact on its members, its support teams and local communities. We want to ensure that our activities support the longevity of its member companies, ensure the workforce is equipped with all the support they need and ensure communities are not impacted negatively by everyones’ operations.

In addition, further growth of investments is considered vital to provide financial sustainability and resilience together with increased social and environmental benefits for all of our members.

The Environmental agenda is at the heart of what we do. We seek opportunities to raise awareness of the environment amongst our members, and across the industry as a whole. We aspire to ensure that new developments across the region have minimal impact on the environment.

We encourage providing a green infrastructure; preventing pollution; effective waste disposal; encouraging green space and wildlife; sustainable procurement; maintaining landscape character; and overall safeguarding the planet.

Equipping our workforce with the necessary skills they need for the benefit of not only themselves but also the companies in which they work, is something you will hear us shout about frequently.

Our approach is through demonstrating opportunities for upskilling; getting involved and supporting the work of schools, colleges, universities and organisations that encourage young people development and careers guidance; identifying job possibilities; and securing opportunities for the construction industry and educational sectors to engage with.

Construction affects local communities, and we aim for this to always be in a positive way.

Communities are at the heart of what we do. They provide the workforce. They are our future. We want communities to be proud of the work that not only ourselves, but our members do. We strive to ensure our communities are proud of the areas in which they live. We encourage our members to engage with their local communities and understand their needs, which hopefully results in repeat work within the communities.

Our Board.

Paul Senior

CHAIRMAN

Paul has spent 45 years in the construction industry with more than 20 of those years at director level. He is currently the director of his own consultancy company Isle Consult Ltd and undertakes various roles in auditing, mentoring and teaching at a higher education level.

Mark Scott

DIRECTOR

Mark is a qualified civil engineer with over 35 years within the private and public sectors of construction, including highways, infrastructure, canals and housing. He is committed to sustainable futures for young people and supporting local construction companies.

Tony Shaw

DIRECTOR

Tony joined Henry Boot Construction Ltd as a trainee in 1985 with a background in production planning and project management. He has since progressed, holding a number of positions in the business until taking over as Managing Director in 2021.

Tony joined Henry Boot Construction Ltd as a trainee in 1985 with a background in production planning and project management. He has since progressed, holding several positions in the business until taking over as Managing Director in 2021.

Helen Francis

DIRECTOR

Helen has worked in the social housing industry for over 20 years and is currently with Breyer Group as Strategic Partnerships Director specialising in bids and client relationship management, social value and bringing insight and expertise into winning work.

Ian Bilyard

DIRECTOR

Ian was the Principal and CEO of Leeds College of Building up until his retirement in 2018. He has maintained involvement in the sector through memberships such as City and Guild Industry Board for Construction and BACH National Executive Committee.

Carol Atherton

DIRECTOR

Carol has spent more than 20 years in construction, primarily in senior management and director roles for major contractors in the housing sector. The roles have included developing policies and strategies in customer liaison, business development and bid management.

Martin Hind

DIRECTOR

Martin is a joiner, business owner and is currently Senior Manager at Winnor Developments Ltd . He has a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry and was president of the Yorkshire Builders Federation in 2004 for 3 years, having been a member since 1994.