We shout
Loudand Proudfor our people

Time to Change

We proudly signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, this commitment is supported by our plan to put in best practice interventions and policy to help our staff work in ways that promote a positive mental wellbeing

People Matter Charter

We are committed members of the PEOPLE MATTER Charter. We want to show demonstrable standards in how to treat people responsibly.We’re proud to be growing our business with conscience.

Stay
Connected

Connecting with people around us is a great way to remind ourselves that we are important and valued by others. Social relationships help us to build a sense of belonging and self-worth and give us an opportunity to share our experiences, to provide emotional support and allow us to support others.

Stay
Active
Exercising makes us feel good. The positive change in our mood is caused by the chemical changes in our brain. Regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and reduce anxiety and stress. It also improves focus, performance, sleep, and our energy levels.
Give

Seeing yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and will create connections with the people around you. Committing to an act of kindness will give you a feeling of purpose and self-worth. Do something nice for a friend, thank someone, smile, or volunteer your time.

Keep
Learning

Continued learning through life enhances self-confidence, self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Learning new things will help you to build a sense of purpose. Don’t be afraid to try new things, rediscover an old hobby or take a different responsibility. Fix a bike, play an instrument, or just cook something new. Set challenges you will enjoy.

Take notice

Taking notice of our thoughts, emotions, and surroundings is a great way to stay present and pay attention to our needs. Reflecting on our experiences will help us appreciate what matters to us. This is called mindfulness and it enhances our self-understanding and allows us to make positive choices based on our own values and motivations.

Growing Our Business with Conscience
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Our commitment to the ‘People Matter Charter’ – Unified Responsibility

Our commitment to the ‘People Matter Charter’ – Unified Responsibility At DDC we always shout loud and proud for our people. PEOPLE, from staff to clients, from candidates to important stakeholders and trusted partners, they all MATTER and they are at the centre of our business. One of our main objectives for 2020 is to improve the quality of life, working life and purpose of our valued team and for…

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Guest Blog…A special kind of giving

Guest Blog…A special kind of giving Many businesses enjoy giving at Christmas time. To their clients, their customers and to their colleagues. At my clients DDC Engineering Solutions there has been much discussion about whether or not they would participate in the Secret Santa gift giving this year. I have to admit, I enjoy hunting around for a fun present on a limited budget but for some, it causes nothing…

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Time to change

Time to change At DDC, health, safety, and wellbeing is our first imperative. We keep ourselves and others safe. We recognise that good health is a key enabler to good business and contributes enormously to an individual’s sense of health and wellbeing. We make sure people have the support and care they need with the compassion and respect they deserve. Many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them and often don’t…

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Beat it…DDC’s Athletes

Beat it…DDC’s Athletes More than 1 in 3 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – Today half will survive!!! In the UK the most common causes of cancer are: Breast cancer Lung cancer Prostate cancer Bowel cancer At Cancer Research UK changes are being made to…

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Wellbeing…How to thrive at work?

Wellbeing…How to thrive at work? CIPD 2018 Health and Wellbeing report has identified that more than 60% of companies in the UK don’t have a stand-alone wellbeing strategy even though there is evidence that a Wellbeing and Health strategy increases employee morale and engagement and lower sickness absence. It can be overwhelming at the thought of introducing a workplace wellbeing strategy but a starting point will be to match a…

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Guest Blog: The Purest version of your attention … Mindfulness

Guest Blog: The Purest version of your attention … Mindfulness I didn’t hear the term ‘mindfulness’ until September 2003. I was returning to work after a four year career break following the birth of my son, who has cerebral palsy. My son’s disability was the pathway to securing my new position as an associate director on the board of an NHS Mental Health and Children’s Trust. As is usual with…

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Supporting our local community

Supporting our local community The Countdown to Christmas has begun and we are ready for our holidays! As you know DDC’s theme of the month is GRATITUDE and before we break up for Christmas, we did one last gesture of good will. Kerrie Jones, our Operations Manager has been DDC Team inspiration as in the last month she organised a collection of food, toiletries and various goods which are needed…

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Our Team Supporting a World-Class Team

Our Team Supporting a World-Class Team Save the Children   We are now celebrating the end of the second week of December and can almost taste the mulled wine with Christmas being right around the corner. As a charitable group of individuals who are conscious of supporting those less fortunate than us, the team here at DDC are committed to supporting a different charity each week. This is part of…