Blog Article | 27 July 2017

Selsdon Building Contractors join UK SAYS NO MORE

We are so pleased to welcome Selsdon Building Contractors Limited as a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE.

Selsdon Building Contractors Limited is a privately owned building company committed to ending the silence and stigma around domestic violence and sexual assault, by raising awareness among the organisation’s predominantly male workforce.

Selsdon Building Contractors join UK SAYS NO MORE

They have committed to encouraging those in the building trade to speak about these issues, and learn more about what they can do to make a difference.

As part of this commitment, posters with information about accessing support have been put up across their main yard and in the onsite bathrooms.

Selsdon Building Contractors join UK SAYS NO MORE

Brian Gallen, Director of Selsdon Building Contractors, said of the partnership:

“Selsdon Building Contractors is delighted to be signing up the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign as one of the first building contractors in the UK and supporting the great work agencies are doing across the UK to support victims of domestic violence and abuse and sexual assault.

We all need to be talking about the issues victims face and supporting where we can.

Even for a building contractors business like ours where we predominantly have men working, these men can make a change and speak out about being a victim but also be part of the change not to abuse victims.

We all can play our part and for us we are passionate about making a change and look after our workforce.

We know that men are victims of domestic violence and abuse and there is a stigma with men coming forward to disclose and working in the building trade there are stereo types and pressure for men to act a certain way.

For Selsdon Building Contractors to be one of the first building companies to launch the campaign, I’m hoping it will show men in the building trade that it’s ok to talk about this issue. The trades on site have been very positive with comments knowing we have joined up to the campaign.”

Selsdon Building Contractors join UK SAYS NO MORE

Find out more about Selsdon Building Contractors Limited:

Selsdon Building Contractors Limited is a privately owned building company formed by Gerry and Brian Gallen in 2010 and is based in South Croydon, Surrey run by four shareholders and four Directors.

The directors have over 100 years combined experience in the construction and development fields, and use this to full advantage in their ‘hands on approach’ to running the Company.

The Company is a full Member of Constructionline and the Considerate Contructors Scheme from whom we recently won a National Award.

We pride ourselves on our personal approach to customer service, offering a service that is tailored to fit the individual requirments of our clients, tenants and end users.

Learn more about Selsdon Building Contractors at

You can support UK SAYS NO MORE by:

  • Adding your photo to the Gallery, joining others nationwide saying “NO MORE” to domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Sharing the campaign materials on social media and with friends, family and colleagues, to start a conversation around these issues.
  • Pledging to learn more and take a stand by challenging derogatory language or the perpetuation of myths through learning and sharing of this knowledge.

Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?

We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager.

You can contact Lyndsey by email at or by phone at 020 7378 3170.


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