Winning Exhibitions Ltd complies in the strictest manner possible with the Bribery Act 2010. It is our company’s policy to carry out business in a transparent, honest and ethical way.
We are committed to taking a zero-tolerance stand on bribery and corruption and have a culture of nurturing professional relationships in every business dealing we undertake.
Winning Exhibitions Ltd supports the implementation of free and fair competition throughout the design, fit-out and construction sector and have embraced the introduction of additional, improved legislation to eradicate unethical business practices.
The Bribery Act was given Royal Assent in April 2010 and came into force on 1st July 2011. The Act makes it an offence for a UK citizen or resident to pay or receive a bribe, either directly or indirectly. The Act provides for transactions that take place in the UK and abroad, and both in the public and private sectors.
Companies and partnerships can also commit an offence where a bribe has been paid on their behalf by an associate. Associates include employees, agents and other persons providing services on behalf of the corporate entity. However, it is a defence to have adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery. Failure to comply with the Act can lead to up to ten years in prison.
Winning Exhibitions Ltd will not make illegal payments to any individual or organisation it is involved with in projects in order to gain unfair advantage.
MODERN SLAVERY ACT STATEMENT September 2018
This statement is produced in accordance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed, updated and published on an annual basis.
Winning Exhibitions Ltd is a UK based design and interiors fit out Company who undertake their work within the commercial sector. The vast majority of this work is undertaken by a combination of in-house personnel, labour only sub-contractors and bone fide sub-contractors. The majority of the suppliers are UK based and as such products, materials and services are generally sourced from within the UK with the supply chain mostly drawing products and materials from UK sources. We recognise that in some instances we are also specifying and purchasing from other international sources for specialist products not available from sources within the UK.
Winning Exhibitions Ltd also recognises that some small elements of its supply chain may present an increased risk of modern slavery.
As a result of this potential risk Winning Exhibitions Ltd has in place various policies, procedures and processes to address any potential modern slavery risks within our business or related supply chain. These are as detailed within this statement and via our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. The procedures are regularly assessed against best practice and where necessary updated accordingly.
Winning Exhibitions Ltd is committed to fair employment practices and to following all applicable UK and European employment law both within the business and throughout the supply chain.
To this end, we ensure that the systems and procedures controlling our business and those of our supply chain include the following control requirements;
- Employees are eligible to work in the UK.
- Employees are checked to ensure they are who they say they are.
- Employees are paid at least the UK minimum legal wage
- Working hours comply with the Working Time Regulations 1998.
- Procedures are in place to ensure that all labour practices (either directly or
through manufacturer’s) do not infringe on any ethical issues
- Employees are employed of their own free will.
- Employees have safe and healthy working conditions.
- All Suppliers (sub-contract or material) must require their own direct suppliers to
adhere to the same codes of conduct
Before engagement, Winning Exhibitions Ltd’s supply chain is assessed against a wide range of criteria, including the above codes of conduct with these codes forming part of the supply chain’s contractual terms of engagement. Within the business the above codes of conduct are included within the induction process for all new employees with additional training available as required.
Winning Exhibitions Ltd have in place procedures for reporting any incidents which may impact on our codes of conduct including Worksafe, Refusal to Work and Whistle Blowing with reporting procedures forming part of the induction and training of all new employees. All related policies are updated on an annual basis.
Winning Exhibitions Ltd also confirms that it complies with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations relating to anti-bribery and anti-corruption including the Bribery Act 2010 and has in place anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies.
This statement has been approved by our Board of Directors and it will be reviewed and updated as necessary but on at least an annual basis in accordance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Last Modified:17th May 2019