Connecting and enabling organisations that work with diverse audiences

There are many disparate organisations that provide built environment careers support to diverse and under-represented audiences.

Building People brings these organisations and initiatives together to facilitate discussion, collaboration and change. We support them to identify common challenges, then lead on the delivery of collaborative solutions (e.g. our collective response to the Construction Leadership Council’s Skills Plan).

The Building People Communities Network is open to all organisations and initiatives that work with diverse audiences to facilitate careers in the built environment. We meet on a quarterly basis, membership is free and we ask you to join in by sharing your opportunities, content and vacancies via our aggregating and connecting platform. This is how we join the dots and improve diversity across the built environment - together.

You can see who has joined in below. We’re so proud of this network and all the brilliant work we collectively deliver.

Please get in touch to join in.

BAME In Property

BAME in Property is an organisation for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities) and non-BAME professionals who are passionate about increasing ethnic diversity in the property and planning sectors.

Black Professionals in Construction

Our vision is to facilitate careers in construction as well as work with organizations looking to improve their diverse representation including advancement of black and ethnic minority professionals.

DiverseCity Surveyors

At DiverseCity Surveyors, we offer quality support services and educational training [including CPD] to BAME Surveyors who are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS], irrespective of their physical location, across the world.

Diversity Talks Real Estate

One line description: We connect female and ethnic minority commercial real estate professionals with speaking opportunities across Europe, and provide training for successful stage presence.


Renaisi is a social enterprise that has been creating the conditions for strong, inclusive communities to thrive for more than 20 years.


BuildForce is a UK-wide Alliance of employers, industry bodies and charities (currently 100+ strong), established with the mission of transitioning military service leavers and veterans to new careers in the construction sector and built environment.

Building Heroes

Our aim is to tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in construction.

Career Forces

Career Forces helps anyone with the personal qualities and skills associated with UK Key Workers such as Police Service, Fire Service, Medical staff, and military personnel. We can help business leaders to recruit incredible people and build on their business success.

Finchale Group

Finchale Group is an independent charity and leading provider of specialist employment programmes that support people with complex barriers to employment that want to make a life change to realise their full potential.

Project Recce

Project Recce has a simple mission: to become the number one organisation in the UK for veterans wishing to enter employment in the construction industry.

A Fairer Chance

A Fairer Chance (AFC), is a Community Interest Company formed in September 2011. Its overall objective is to reduce worklessness across the UK’s priority groups.

Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a Charity and a Social Enterprise focused on the training and employment of people in and leaving prison. We work inside and out with a firm belief that everyone has the ability to change and deserves an opportunity to do so.

The Forward Trust

Forward empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive futures.


Construct-Ability is the Disability, Non-visible disabilities and neurodiversity network for the construction, housing and engineering industry.

Heath and Wellbeing in Planning

The Health and Wellbeing in Planning Network is a peer to peer support network for practitioners working to integrate health, wellbeing and health inequalities issues in spatial land use planning systems and practices.

Jane Simpson Access

As Access Consultants we believe that it is crucial to provide an environment ensuring that all people, no matter their age, physical or cognitive ability, race, or gender, can access equally and as Architects we understand the briefing, procurement, construction and management responsibilities.

Mates in Mind

As a charity, Mates in Mind aims to provide clear information to employers about the available support and guidance on mental health and wellbeing, and how they can address this within their organisations.

Neurodiversity in Planning

We collaborate to increase understanding of Neurodiversity in Planning - how we work and learn, design inclusive places and communicate effectively, with diverse minds.

Building Equality

Building Equality is an alliance of construction consultants, engineers, developers, contractors, and institutions who are passionate about working together and harnessing our collective power to drive LGBT+ inclusion in the construction industry.


Freehold is a leading and unique networking forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender real estate professionals working within the real estate sector.

LGBT Property Professionals

LGBT Property Professionals are a networking event based in Manchester, our aim is to connect all professionals of the property sector & raise awareness.

Planning Out

Planning Out is an LGBT network for professionals in the town planning sector.


Renaisi is a social enterprise that has been creating the conditions for strong, inclusive communities to thrive for more than 20 years.


We enable Engineers, Architects and Business services professionals, with UK Refugee Protection, living in London, to go back to work in their profession.

Diversity Talks Real Estate

One line description: We connect female and ethnic minority commercial real estate professionals with speaking opportunities across Europe, and provide training for successful stage presence.

Lets Build

Let’s Build is a televised forum discussing how we can revitalise the construction industry through diverse and inclusive practice.

NAWIC London and South East

NAWIC is an international not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of women in the construction industry.

Real Estate Balance

Real Estate Balance is an association run by a group of female and male leaders from different organisations and disciplines engaged in real estate who are focussed on addressing the gender imbalance in our sector.

Register of Tradeswomen

Growing awareness and numbers of tradeswomen, giving all householders the choice of using tradeswomen and creating more access to training in skilled trades for women, especially survivors of abuse.


We are a group of dynamic and brave real estate professionals. We are dedicated to gender equality and diversity in the real estate industry through informal education and networking opportunities.


We believe that as a plumbing and heating company we’re unique. Established in 1990, Stopcocks have always put the needs of the customer first.

The Rebuild Project

We want better representation, recognition and remuneration for women in construction!

Women in BIM

Helping to create a diverse industry through support and community.

Women into Construction

Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction.

Women in Fit-out

The FIS Women in fit-out sector has been formed to help bring greater recognition to a crucial part of the construction team and to encourage women to enter the sector.

Women in Property

Women in Property creates opportunities, expands knowledge and inspires change for women working in the property and construction industry.

Women in Roofing

Women in Roofing are actively promoting skills and diversity in the construction industry and support advancement and employment enabling both individuals and businesses to realise their full potential, create value and make a difference.

Your Energy Your Way

Here at Your Energy Your Way, our team not only brings years of renewables experience but also wider electrical, plumbing and roofing expertise.

Causeway Education

Causeway Education – for progression not determined by privilege.

Class of Your Own

The creator of the award-winning ‘Design Engineer Construct! Learning Programme for young people (and their teachers!), Class Of Your Own works around the world with schools, colleges, universities, NGOs and industry to educate the Future of Construction.

Construction Youth Trust

Construction Youth Trust is a charity whose aim is to inspire and enable young people to overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction and built environment sector.


The CSTT was established by The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors to help individuals overcome the barriers they face in pursuing a career in Surveying.

EN:Able Communities

EN:Able Futures work with the construction sector to develop apprenticeships across Northern England, empowering businesses to fill their vacancies with talent, and supporting apprentices to get the best start to their careers.

Joe Brennan Training

The JBT Construction Programme is based on Joe’s years of managing construction-training programmes.

Ministry of Building Innovation and Education

George Clarke founded MOBIE in 2017 as an educational charity to train and inspire young people to innovate in the design and construction of HOMES in the UK and abroad.

Mayor's Fund for London

We are an independent charity, championing opportunities for young Londoners from low income backgrounds. As part of our campaign, ‘Firm Foundations’, we’re teaming up with the built environment to level the playing field for young Londoners.

Urban Land Institute

ULI is the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. ULI is its members—delivering the mission, shaping the future of the industry, and creating thriving communities around the globe.

Shared Apprenticeships

A social enterprise and apprentice agency for the construction industry, we employ young people on local apprenticeships, we arrange flexible work placements for them with host contractors, and we mentor and manage them through to successful completion and onward progression.

YouthBuild Ventures UK

Proud to be part of a movement founded on love and passion for youth - offering a unified response to prepare unemployed youth to fill eminent labour market gaps.

Steer Mentor

Promoting diversity and inclusion in the built environment workplace through support and mentoring, aiding transition into the industry.