Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Financial Services
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    • B&CE, Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex, RH12 4JE

About B&CE, provider of The People's Pension

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, provider of The People's Pension

Patrick has an open door policy and regularly holds sessions to update staff on plans and organisational changes. He also hosts a coffee morning with new starters to personally introduce himself and welcome them to the business.
The company has a free onsite gym, which is available to staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They also offer free personal training sessions, which includes a personalised gym programme, dietary advice and guidance on nutrition and weight management.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
At B&CE Holdings, giving back to the community and making a difference is important. To mark their 75th year, they took on a ‘big build’ project to renovate a local community centre. The company provided employees to help with the work, a dedicated facilities project team and a £25,000 donation for materials.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • 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

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

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  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%


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