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Building People named finalist at SECBE Awards

Find out what happened when Building People was nominated for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

On 30 June the winner of the SECBE Award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion was announced. While Building People did not scoop the prize, sponsored by Faithful & Gould, the social enterprise was in good company among fellow finalists Countryside Partnerships and Danny Sullivan Group Limited.

The category was judged based on demonstrating a clearly defined mission statement and strategy to improve EDI, an action plan to develop EDI best practice within and beyond the organisation, a measured improvement of EDI, communicating action and success and benefit for a multi-generational workforce.

Building People’s mission to aggregate and connect those in underrepresented groups within the built environment to organisations offering training and work opportunities has been going from strength to strength since its inception in 2017. In the last year Building People has grown its Network of Networks - joining the dots between organisations representing specific marginalised and underrepresented groups - to over 50. This Communities network meets quarterly to discuss, collaborate and influence change across the sector.

On the win Chief Dot-Joiner, Rebecca Lovelace, said:

The validation from being shortlisted by the SECBE judges is just brilliant and I am beyond thrilled. We’ve created a movement for collaborative change to increase diversity in the built environment sector and this recognition will help tremendously in encouraging more people and organisations to join in. I am so grateful to our founding partners and supporters for backing our ‘aggregating and connecting’ model and leading the movement for change with us.

Building People is always looking for future Supporters to join in with the social enterprise for a better, more equitable built environment. To start joining the dots, email

08/07/2022 12:25:46