Henry Boot PLC has been in business for over 135 years and our financial results and performance have always been, and will continue to be, dependent on our people. We often use the phrase, ‘The Henry Boot Way’, to explain how we work and to describe what’s expected of us and others. Our challenge was that we had not captured this in absolute clarity and consistency anywhere.

Considering this challenge, we introduced the “One Henry Boot” project, with its cause to capture our culture, “The Henry Boot Way”, and to focus on three of its core elements: Our Purpose, Vision & Values. To ensure this project was authentic to Henry Boot we asked for volunteers from across our Group of Companies, which we then divided in to three Working Groups. It was a truly collaborative effort from everyone involved.

This is only the start of the journey for us. This whole process has not been about reinvention, it has about capturing what makes this business successful and recognising that our people remain vital in achieving this.  “The Henry Boot Way” will continue to play a crucial role in our business as I believe it will enable and empower our people business to be profitable in the future.

Find out more from a selection of employees who took part in the One Henry Boot Project.