We have presence across the UK, with 50+ organisations from the industry regularly participating in joint initiatives to support LGBT+ inclusion. Through creating visibility, enabling collaboration and improving engagement, our work has had a positive impact across the industry through:
Raising awareness about LGBT+ matters;
Supporting and encouraging LGBT+ and Ally role models;
Embedding the importance of creating LGBT+ inclusive workplaces;
Aiding recruitment and retention within the industry; and
Improving member company’s procurement and work winning.
To enable cross-industry collaboration, to drive initiatives to build a more LGBT+ inclusive industry.
To support other organisations within the industry in setting up and maintaining their LGBT+ employee networks.
To promote the industry to university / college students and early career professionals as an LGBT+ inclusive place to work.
To make LGBT+ inclusion a Boardroom topic, encouraging LGBT+ and Ally role models from the top down.
To encourage, influence and enable the supply chain to create more LGBT+ inclusive working environments on site and in other work spaces.
UK-wide pride events: National Student Pride and Sparkle Weekend: Transgender Pride. Other pride events include Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Leeds, Manchester, Northern Pride and Salford
Regional Industry Events: to bring the industry together to discuss key equality, diversity and inclusion and LGBT+ issues, as a means to enable cross-industry collaboration to implement positive change
Outreach days: providing information to the general public on the construction industry and specifically highlighting its accessibility to LGBT+ individuals
Cross-company network mentorship: a designated mentor to new or perspective members to assist in developing and establishing company LGBT+ networks
Reverse mentorship scheme: to enable senior staff to understand barriers to LGBT+ staff both inside and outside the industry