With several awards under our belt, significant growth to our network and many new supporters acquired, Building People is reflecting on an incredible end to 2022.
As a social enterprise that is enabling collaboration to
increase equity, diversity and inclusion across the built environment,
recognition of our work is imperative in broadcasting our message and growing
our network and supporter base.
The results from the 2022 awards season is testament to the
team’s remarkable efforts, put into creating a space within the built
environment which serves to not just bring together a fragmented careers
landscape and to make the sector more diverse, but to ultimately improve lives
Founder and Chief Dot-joiner at Building People, Rebecca
Lovelace, recently scooped an esteemed award, along with two fantastic
accolades, which include:
Winner of Equality, Diversity &
Inclusion - Individual Award – The Chartered Institute of
Building (CIOB) Awards celebrated Building People’s achievements, noting
individuals who inspire, lead, and enable the very best delivery of a project
and produce buildings that have a positive impact on those who use them.
Announced as a Construction
Idol by London Build – The Construction Idols shortlist celebrates the
most influential and inspiring professionals working in the UK's built
environment. Rebecca was recognised for demonstrating exemplary best-practice
across sustainability, safety, inclusion, diversity and implementing
equity policies and programs.
Named as Top 100 Women in
Construction by the NFB – The National Federation of Builders exist to showcase women
in the sector to improve awareness and overcome misconceptions. Being named as
one of the top 100 women in construction places Rebecca as a role model, not
only for women, but for anyone aspiring to work within the built environment.
On the success of award season, Rebecca Lovelace, said: “We’ve created a movement for
collaborative change to increase diversity across the built environment sector,
something that I’m incredibly proud of.
“This recognition will help in encouraging more people and
organisations to join in and spread awareness. 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. I can’t wait to see what 2023 has in
store for us and the impact we can make!”
As well as Rebecca’s individual achievements, Building
People was named as a finalist in the Diversity and Inclusion category at the London Construction Awards, and shortlisted for the Constructing
Excellence SECBE Awards - which
recognise companies making strides in driving change to fostering inclusivity
Having made a significant impact within the industry this
year, and a mantlepiece of accolades to be proud of, the Building People team
sets its sights on what’s in store in 2023, to continue to enable collaboration
to increase equity, diversity and inclusion across the built environment.