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Costain Launches New Business Initiative

27 June 2012

Costain is today launching Costain Start-Ups, a new initiative which will create and support innovative business ideas from across the Company.

In line with the Company’s Choosing Costain strategy, which meets national needs, Costain is harnessing the knowledge and experience of its people to help build a more sustainable business.

Employees are being invited to submit their innovative business idea and, if it’s chosen, the Company will invest in their idea and provide the necessary resources to make it a reality. That could mean help with finance, HR and legal as well as the technical advice needed to bring the business to life.

The initiative is also in line with Costain’s transformation from being a construction company into an organisation that can deliver increasingly a full-service offering, from front-end engineering consultancy and design, through construction to back-end care and maintenance.

The Company hopes to deliver this transformation by tapping into the ingenuity of its most valuable resource, its employees. If successful, the candidate will be given the opportunity to work on their idea on a full-time basis in order to develop it and get the business off the ground.

“Costain is committed to providing Intelligent Solutions to our customers’ problems and we also recognise how difficult it is to get good ideas off the ground. We believe that innovation is integral to our business model and this is just one way in which we are looking to support this. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to run their own business and who has an idea that provides new intelligent solutions to meet our customers’ needs,” said Ross Agnew, Costain’s Group Strategy Director.

Ross said the Company will consider all ideas that align with Costain’s business strategy. The scheme is open to everyone within the business, including its supply chain and customers.

For further information, or to submit an idea, please contact:
[email protected]

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