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Making a positive impact with Willmott Dixon


International keynote speaker David Meade and Lightbulb Teams were delighted to once again visit their friends at Willmott Dixon when they recently held the ever-popular Give A Hand (GAH) workshop at a team building day.

For many team members this was their first time meeting face-to-face since the pandemic began so enthusiasm levels were high and it was very much a day for celebrations.

After so long spent apart Willmott Dixon wanted the day to be about reuniting people, recognising achievements and looking forward to the future with a sense of positivity and optimism.

David has worked with Willmott Dixon since 2018 and knows its business and industry very well. As with any client he tailored his approach to match the company’s future aims and to help inspire and motivate attendees.

The GAH initiative challenges participants to work together to build – from scratch – real clinical prosthetic hands that are then donated, on behalf of the company, to needy individuals in the developing world.

Commenting on the way the programme brought team members together on the day Richard Davidson, a director at Willmott Dixon said: “This activity was incorporated into our new business strategy launch event. It was humbling to see and hear stories of how these simple devices can not only transform one person’s life but save their families too. I’ve never seen our whole business so focused on doing the right thing.”

He added: “I’m really proud of what we achieved here, the feedback from our teams was awesome. They loved doing something with such a powerful purpose.”

Working together the team built over 50 hands which will transform the lives of recipients in Uganda, Cambodia, Vietnam, and India.

Sharing his thoughts on the exercise Strategic Framework Manager at Willmott Dixon, Les Carter said: “It was really moving and worthwhile,” Justin Henderson, a quantity surveyor with the company echoed this sentiment saying: “Amazing opportunity, great to support it.”

Commenting on the event David said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with the team at Willlmott Dixon and this was no exception. The company’s ethos is about building lives less ordinary and making a positive impact to society’s well-being so the Give a Hand workshop was very fitting.

“The participants more than rose to the challenge and it was amazing to see everyone come together in such a connected way.”


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