Future Enterprise Board
Introduction to the Future Enterprise Board
As young people, the Future Enterprise Board plays a critical role in our personal and professional development; affording us the opportunity to learn, network and make a difference to the way that the industry and external stakeholders view the valuable inputs of young people across the region. The board this year, sees a more controlled focus on aligning activities of the board to that of both the main board of directors and the wider business aspirations and expectations for social and economic inclusion. The first year was a ‘trial-run’ for the board, it was something the business had never done before and it was a tremendous success in terms of all our achievements. But this year, the new size of the board and our experience from last year - means that this time, there’s no room for ‘learning curves’. We have some huge tasks ahead of us in terms of integration, morale, awareness and wider corporate responsibility and we hope that this document goes some way in outlining our unwavering commitment to both the Thomas Vale business and the communities in which we work.
The first year of the board moved quickly and as momentum grew, we knew that the FEB was a real opportunity to be involved in. The board works on a ‘one team’ approach and such the two terms have helped to develop new, innovative concepts as well as developing already in-place mechanisms.
The key driver for the board was to ensure full trainee and young person integration from the outset - giving everyone across the business the opportunity to be involved in helping to make a difference to how internal and external stakeholders view the company.
Key for the board, was the Hollywood Ball held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground two years in a row; which was attended and supported by over 600 construction industry professionals, supply chain partners and clients with over £20,000 raised on the evenings being split between three charitable partners; The Emily Jordan Foundation, Acorns Childrens Hospice and Forward 4 Work. Additionally in the period, two of our members were shortlisted for the Duke of Gloucester Young Achievers Awards which recognises excellence in young people through their personal development and their academic studies.
The FEB have been involved with various high profile events including a visit from HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew and ministerial visits including one to discuss economic and social standing with Mark Prisk, MP.