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Bumper end to the year for Building People - awards and accolades

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 and careers. 


Founder and Chief Dot-joiner at Building People, Rebecca Lovelace, recently scooped an esteemed award, along with two fantastic accolades, which include: 


·        CIOB – 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 in construction. 


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. 


29/11/2022 17:19:22