Building People

The Building People mission is to improve representation across the built environment by enabling and empowering a collaborative movement for inclusive change.


Skills Imbalances

Social Value

What do we do at Building People?

We bring people, needs and organisations together, enabling joined-up connections to equity, diversity and inclusion resources and opportunities.

We simplify access to careers opportunities for individuals and enable employers to widen talent pools, with a laser focus on under-representation and inclusion.

We amplify the voices of the under-represented, empowering a ‘network of networks’ that has the reach into the people our sector needs.

We lobby industry groups and share our expertise to drive behavioural and cultural change together.

Our commitment is to reduce fragmentation, avoid duplication and to drive collaboration.


Core Team

Rebecca Lovelace

Rebecca is the Founder and Chief Dot-joiner at Building People. With over twenty years’ experience in industry, she brings expertise in creating connections between people and organisations, enabling collaboration across multiple stakeholders for an equitable, diverse and inclusive built environment. She is passionate about ‘joining the dots’ and avoiding duplication of effort.

Rebecca is a co-founder of Be Onsite and BuildForce, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and holds an MSc in Urban Regeneration. In 2022, Rebecca was named one of the NFB’s Top 100 Influential Women in Construction and awarded CIOB’s inaugural individual award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Marsha Ramroop

Marsha is the Executive Director of EDI at Building People. She also runs her own strategic inclusion consultancy Unheard Voice and is the former Director of Inclusion and Diversity at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Her work there was recognised with global awards.

Marsha tackles the gap between intention and action with behavioural solutions to ensure successful creation, implementation and enforcement of policies, procedures and practices to mitigate the impact of bias. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Institute of Diversity and Equality Professionals.

Founding Partners