Quick facts
  • What we do:
    We're a not-for-profit organisation creating simple financial products
  • Year established:
    1942
  • Website:
    http://www.bandce.co.uk
  • Contact
    • B&CE , Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9QP

About B&CE

B&CE Holdings help improve the financial welfare for those working in construction and provide workplace pensions for employers of all sizes and sectors.

They have been providing simple financial products for more than 75 years and have been providing pensions for 30 years. In 2017, the company helped to manage assets worth upwards of £2.8 billion for more than 3 million members, made up of more than 70,000 employer clients.

The organisation was founded in 1942 by unions and employer federations because construction workers, who tended to move jobs frequently, needed a way to build up holiday pay. They created the People’s Pension, which has a Defaqto five-star rating for auto-enrolment, and their Charitable Trust, which was setup to help construction industry workers in need, has paid out over £3 million so far.

The Chief Executive Patrick Heath-Lay has been with the organisation since 1985. Their headquarters are in Crawley, West Sussex.


What is it like to work for B&CE

My Manager
My Manager
They offer a three-part management development programme, which was designed with employee feedback in mind. The programme supports the needs of managers at different points of their managerial career. Topics include: manager attributes, developing the right mindset, and building relationships.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They have recently introduced 'better with money' financial wellbeing sessions to help employees with their financial worries. These sessions cover a range of topics from preparing for retirement, to getting a foot on the property ladder and general money management.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
A proportion of their profits is given to their Charitable Trust, which helps those within the construction industry who fall on hard times. The trust aims to provide financial help for people in times of need, this includes grants towards education, training and retraining.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Earning £35,000+:

    36%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Male : Female:

    41% / 59%

  • Staff:

    468

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

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