Associated British Ports
Why has ABP joined Working Voices?
Associated British Ports (ABP) created the Port Business Services (PBS) function in Hull in 2017. As a new team PBS wants to ensure that we create a positive working environment by empowering our team members to look after themselves by maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
In 2018 we set up a Workplace Health and Wellbeing group where we are focusing on weight management, getting active and managing stress levels. Joining Working Voices complements PBS’ culture and ABP’s strategy of creating a great place to work as it reinforces to our employees that we care about their physical and mental well-being.
We truly believe that providing opportunities for employees to improve their health creates happier employees, a healthy workplace and a more engaged team who will deliver fantastic service to our customers. Working Voices enables our employees to voice their opinion on the NHS facilities in their local community and gain access to resources and support for any health issues they may be facing. As part of the Hull and wider Humber community we are delighted that our employees can participate with the local NHS and support their own well-being in this way.
ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. Our ports include Immingham, the UKs busiest port, and Southampton, the nation’s second largest and most efficient container port, as well as the UK’s number one for cars and cruise.
The group’s other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall Rail Terminal), ship’s agency, dredging (UK Dredging Ltd), and marine consultancy (ABPmer). Each port also offers a well-established community of port service providers.
In 2016 ABP and its customers handled 89 million tonnes of cargo. Together with our customers, we support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the UK economy every year.
ABP is backed by investment in modern facilities and equipment, and support by experienced employees. Our investment is designed to respond to the needs of our customers whose business rely on our ports for access to international and, in some cases, domestic markets. Helping these firms compete on the global stage and protecting the national energy security are key roles our ports play in the UK economy.
Pictured: Craig Crane, Continuous Improvement Lead and Vicki Mackintosh, Head of Port Business Services