We fully understand our obligation to care, protect and improve our planet and are conscious of the footprint we leave behind.  

We recognise the adverse environmental impacts our services can have on the environment, as well as the benefits of working to support the communities in which we operate. 

Our six business units, Hewitson Limited, Hewitson Plant Hire, Hewitson Haulage, Appleton Homes, Oaktree Living and HAB Northern, have established actions to tackle some of the most pressing environmental and social concerns, from improving our positive impact in the communities we work, to reducing our carbon emissions. 


By taking a holistic approach to delivering our services and sourcing materials and products, we can minimise waste and take the right steps to reducing carbon outputs. We are aware that carbon emissions are a key contributor to climate change and as such we have plans in place to offset our Carbon footprint. 

8000 Trees Planted

We recently planted 8000 trees to assist with future carbon offsetting from the group. The trees have been planted within areas not being worked on our arable farm in Teesside. With the project undergoing validation by the Soil Association, it has been calculated that 2731 t/CO2 will be Offset. In addition to this, another 1,822 Trees have been planted in the March of 2024. 


1540m Hedgerows

The Office at Teesside Grange is surrounded by all 390 Acres of Hewitson Farms and to accompany the newly planted woodlands; Hewitson Limited have restored a total of 1540m of Hedgerows on the Farm to form and enhance habitats for local wildlife. 

Social Value

In 2023, the Hewitson Group raised upwards of £30,000 for charitable causes. Alongside backing local grassroots sports teams and schools, supporting numerous cancer charities, hospices, CHUF, Shelter, RNLI, Air Ambulance, Tiny Lives, Papyrus, Salvation Army, and Dog’s Trust, among others.

Links Primary School

In April 2023 We constructed a new woodland outdoor learning classroom for Links Primary School in Eaglescliffe.


Daisy Chain & Pathways for All

In August 2023 We donated labour, plant and materials for works to Wallsend Centre outdoor area for Pathways for All and constructed new accessible pathways to meet with DDA regulations for The Daisy Chain charity in Billingham. 

Teenage Cancer Trust

In September 2023 We participated in a Dragon Boat race along the River Tyne (and emerged victorious) to support The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Great North Run

We covered the entry fees for eight of our staff members to take part in the Great North Run, raising over £15,000 on behalf of Pathways for All.

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

We have an ongoing apprenticeship program for tradespeople for all age groups as well as school leavers. 

We are also currently sponsoring and mentoring five trainee construction professionals at various Colleges / Universities across the Northeast, these include Quantity Surveyors, Managers & Engineers. 


We strive to deliver a positive social impact to the communities in which we operate. By utilising local resource, empowering local people to gain skills and employment and supporting local charities, we will deliver economic regeneration that provides long term benefits to social wellbeing. We are passionate about communities and committed to delivering meaningful engagement which makes a difference to local people. 

We work hand in hand with our clients and community stakeholders to organise donations in kind and grant support, volunteering, site visits and safety toolbox talks, and community consultation events. 

As part of the Hewitson Group we Proudly Sponsor…

Head Office – Teesside Grange, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0QH – Tel: 01642 786969

Tyne & Wear – Axis Building, Maingate Kingsway North, Gateshead, NE11 0NQ – Tel: 0191 404 6840