Smith Goodfellow Commits to Excellence as a ‘Good Employment Charter’ Member

By Kelly Oldham | July 19, 2023

Construction public relations and marketing consultancy, Smith Goodfellow, has gone through a comprehensive assessment and technical panel review for the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter and has been granted Member status!

The Charter is a voluntary scheme which demonstrates a commitment to achieving excellence in workplace standards, underpinned by a recognition of positive equality, diversity, and inclusion practice. It assesses applicants in secure work, flexible work, engagement & voice, recruitment, people management, health & wellbeing, and pay. Read the Greater Manchester Good Employment new members announcement.

Good Employment Charter Advisor, Sharon McDonnell, commented:

“We’re delighted to recognise Smith Goodfellow as a Member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. They have demonstrated excellent practice around our seven characteristics. Guided by their values, they have created a positive workplace culture where employees thrive, develop, and feel valued.”

In other areas of the business, the company has also taken steps to reduce vulnerability to cyber criminals, embarking on an intensive cybersecurity programme and assessment with Cybione, and becoming Cyber Essentials certified. As part of this security partnership, the team took part in an audit, and receive ongoing training to constantly improve internal processes, helping to protect the business, the clients, and themselves.

As a business, Smith Goodfellow enables its team to grow a career they love in an environment that supports them however they need. This pledge is what has helped it build the awesome, skilled team it has today! This year’s achievements include: Jodie Affleck successfully completing the ILM Level 3: Leadership & Management certificate with Impellus; Kelly Oldham progressing to Associate Member with CIM | The Chartered Institute of Marketing in pursuit of Chartered Marketer status; and two Account Executives, James Gee and Emily Kehoe, receiving internal training from the Business Development Manager, Jennifer Heil, prior to being promoted to Account Managers.

Managing Director, Cathy Barlow, adds:

“One of the great joys of being a business owner is watching your team grow and thrive. I am particularly proud that the strength of our ‘people first’ ethos has been formally recognised through achieving membership of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, and look forward to building on that as Smith Goodfellow continues to expand.”

Smith Goodfellow specialises in the construction, engineering, and industrial sectors with a reputation for delivering high-quality, integrated campaigns. It has built strong and lasting relationships with clients, with its longest dating back to 1997. Read more about Smith Goodfellow PR’s history.