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Our Family

Bastows Team

Bastows welcomes everyone to meet and explore our family in this area of our website.


We invite visitors to meet the members of our team, to find out who we are, how we work and play together, and how we engage with our suppliers, our community and our clients. It also shows a little about how we have worked and invested to make Bastows an exceptional family business.


Please do contact us with any suggestions you have for anything that could be informative or helpful and you'd like to see added to this page.

Bastows accredited Living Wage Employer

Living Wage

Bastows are delighted to announce that we have been has become one of the first construction SMEs to become an accredited Living Wage Employer.
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Living Wage

Paying the Living Wage is a proven way to grow staff loyalty, productivity and happiness. Most importantly, it shows that a business is prepared to do the right thing by its people, and backs up our existing commitments to high standards of safety and employee wellbeing in construction.


We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage, and hope other organisations soon join us in showing a clear commitment to fair pay and respect for their employees.


Bastows: instantly memorable

The enduring, timeless styling of our branded 2010 collection continues to appeal to the building elite today.

Bastows haute couture

All our workers can be easily identified by their Bastows branded workwear. These smart and distinctive garments are a promise of professionalism and care.

Bastows: mobile

Our eco-friendly fleet was introduced in 2009 and with a few updates, is still going strong, offering reliability and peace of mind for our clients and residents- whatever you need, we're never far away.

Bastows branded vans


We are delighted to confirm that after being assessed against the rigorous new Investors in People standard, Bastows have retained the Silver accreditation awarded in 2014. It's something we are incredibly proud of!


This achievement means so much to us as it reflects what our Family think and say about our business and how we behave; it's a great measurement for how they see their role, their managers and the business leaders.


Thank you to all our people who took part in the interview process and completed the survey- we couldn't hope to achieve this without your support, insights and honesty. . . read more


Our assessor, was particularly impressed by:


• The way the values drive the company forward and underpin everything it does.
• The approach of treating employees as members of the ‘Family’.
• The concern for people’s health and wellbeing.
• The effort made to ensure people feel informed and that their ideas are welcomed and valued.
• The ways we facilitate sharing of knowledge.
• The way Directors make people development a high priority and are keen to provide the necessary resources.
• That people feel listened to and that most believe their manager will do what they can to address their concerns.
• That people have a high regard for their site managers and trust and respect the Directors.
• That people are encouraged to attain qualifications and are kept up to date in all technical subjects.


We are pleased that so many members of our Family took time to share their stories and experiences with Jim to support our efforts. It makes us very proud that we attained this as we asked everyone to just "Be honest."


We want to be the very best for our clients. Our people are what make us the best- and we can prove it!

Good Employer

Good Employer? Yes we are!

We are so proud to share the news that we have made it into the Building Good Employer Guide for the forth consecutive year.
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Of thousands of construction companies who were assessed and reviewed by their own teams, we have made the Top 50 scoring organisations once again.

The awards look at safety, workplace wellbeing, pay and benefits, personal and professional development, training, investment in people and people policies and practice. Only companies that score well in all categories make the final list.

The award reflects our approach and commitment to our people, and our ethos of Family.

Thank you to all our people who took the time to complete the survey and speak to Building Magazine; it's great to get accolades but they mean so much more when they come as a result of honesty and pride in our Family.


Bastows attains Safecontractor standard for 7th year

For the seventh successive year, Bastows has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
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Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.


The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a measured and independently evaluated safety performance standard across the business.


Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.


Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.


Over 210 major, nationwide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.


Bastows Managing Director Andy Racxinkaitis said, "We are proud to have been recognised once again for our efforts and will continue our commitment to safe working practices in the years to come.


Bastows approach to safety and responsibility is unsurpassed in our market, meaning clients have complete peace of mind on quality, value and safe methods of working.


Our continued accreditation means clients know we have been open and have welcomed an independent inspection of our safety policies, procedures and systems to ensure fair and transparent benchmarking."

Trust Mark

Bastows awarded Government Trust Mark

We are proud to announce that Bastows have been awarded the Government-endorsed Trust Mark standard.
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This has been given in recognition of our commitment to quality workmanship, good business practice and dedication to great customer service.  Our continuing commitment to the highest standards has already been well demonstrated through our accreditations and awards but we are always proud to add to the recognition and celebrate our achievements with all!


Family Business of the Year- WINNERS!

We are proud and delighted to annnounce that Bastows were honoured as the UK Construction and Property Family Business of the Year.


The event was hosted by Farrer & Co in Lincoln's Inn Fields in the heart of London and the city. Familiar faces were greeted and new connections made as we shared stories and cheered each other on as the awards were announced.


Who We Are

Dedication and commitment to high quality work are the quintessential tenets on which this company was founded and built.

These principles live on today in the renowned and award winning company Bastows and are testimony to the vision and hard work of its founder Derek Bastow.


Feel free to read our SPIRIT news letter to find out more about the Bastows family.

It's a riveting read - soft, strong and thoroughly absorbent.

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