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Teresa Scott joins in as new Managing Director

Teresa Scott OBE has just joined Building People as our first Managing Director!

Following a successful career in education and training, Teresa founded award-winning employability specialist Kennedy Scott which she led for 30 years until 2020, an organisation designing and delivering both commercial training alongside employability and skills programmes for high profile organisations including BP, DWP, The Met Police and various local authorities. Teresa brings with her expertise in diversity, inclusion and employability, working collaboratively with industry and the public sector to ensure better representation of local communities across the country with a special interest in women into non-traditional roles.

She holds board directorships at the Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP), Spiral, a social enterprise offering support to vulnerable young people in London to prevent them becoming NEETS, and Whitecalm (the wellbeing company), with past experience as a local town councillor.

In 2016 Teresa was awarded Business Woman of the Year at the Network SHE Awards and recognised by industry lead body ERSA, when she was presented with an ERSA Lifetime Achievement Award the same year.

Teresa was recognised for her lifelong commitment to the employability industry and awarded an OBE for employability and entrepreneurship in the Queen’s New Year Honours list in 2018. 

Teresa’s appointment allows for Chief Dot-Joiner, Rebecca Lovelace, to focus further on Building People’s external presence, while Teresa manages day-to-day operations.

On her appointment, Teresa says: 

“I am delighted to be joining Building People at such an exciting time for this rapidly growing social enterprise, offering invaluable support to individuals across the country looking for skills, training or job opportunities across the wider built environment. For employers attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is vital to a healthy organisation and Building People works closely with both local and national employers to promote their opportunities and to fill skills gaps. It’s a win-win for all!”

We warmly welcome Teresa and we are excited to work with her!

11/02/2022 16:10:21