The Ridgeon Group has appointed Suzanne Britter as its new Human Resources (HR) Director. She joins the business following six years at Ladbroke Coral Group in senior HR roles.

Among her responsibilities Suzanne will develop Ridgeons’ brand reputation as an attractive employer, promoting the company’s longstanding reputation for providing a supportive, trusted and enterprising working environment for employees.

She said: “I am delighted to join Ridgeons as a company which has maintained its status as an excellent employer for many years. Although it is a business in a traditional industry, it sets itself apart from other builders’ merchants. It supports staff through professional development and offers plenty of progression opportunities, while developing a high-performance culture and providing excellent customer service.

“Ridgeons is well known within the industry, however, people who may not be familiar with the trade need to know that it offers a great place to work. In fact, it was the company’s values and culture that partly attracted me to my new role. I look forward to refining our employer value proposition and communicating it to new audiences.”

In addition, Suzanne will be identifying areas for development in the company’s employee engagement strategy to ensure staff continue to be inspired and motivated, and to make Ridgeons a first-choice employer in the industry by 2020, as outlined in the business’ 2020 Vision.

Another of Suzanne’s priorities is the development of the business’ apprenticeship scheme, which will provide more opportunities for people of all ages and to develop current employees through apprenticeships training, enabling them to build skills and gain qualifications. She will also be building on Ridgeons’ technical training programme.