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Leading construction firm joins campaign

7 May 2009

The Bethell Group, one of the UK’s leading independent construction, power and rail group based in Kearsley, Greater Manchester has joined the Government’s campaign to improve the safety of “at work” drivers.

Bethell prides itself on putting its people first.Bethell believe they are its greatest strength and its keenest competitive advantage over its rivals.Its people provide the intellectual capacity and skills needed for the business to excel.

One of the company’s mottos is “Remember – Safety is everyone’s responsibility”.Bethell are taking this sense of care for its employees a step further by joining the Driving for Better Business campaign.

Bethell Group Financial Director Neil Hopkins-Coman said, “‘I am delighted and honoured to announce that Bethell Group are to join Driving for Better Business campaign as a Business Champion. Acting as a Business Champion underlines our professionalism encompassing all driving issues.At the same time we can share our experience and vision with others.

Bethell have a fleet size of about 500 vehicles covering all areas of expertise required for its construction, power and rail tasks as well as for moving its personnel about their operations.

The firm has an excellent safety record but is keen continuously to improve its performance.“Safety first” is a culture wholeheartedly embraced throughout the company.And safety is always the first agenda topic for key management meetings.

The Bethell ethos is to expect all personnel to drive within the law, safely and responsibly.But it provides training and assistance to enable all employees to play their part.

A detailed case study of how the company tackles the risk associated with driving at work is now freely available on both the Bethell website and the Driving for Better Business website.

Bethell Insurance Claims Manager, David Barton-Sharratt said, “Working alongside Driving for Better Business is the perfect way to put our expertise to good use. This campaign will help keep duty of care at the top of the agenda in boardrooms throughout the UK. Anything we can do to help in that mission will be time well spent.”

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