Diversity, Inclusion, and Collaboration in a Post Pandemic World - CE Regional Event

01 Oct
Friday 1st October 2021




There has been a shift within the construction sector towards greater understanding of the benefits of Diversity, Inclusion, and Collaboration but there is still a long way to go in a sector dominated by white males.

BAME employees make up about 6% of the workforce with women some 15% (but of this only some 2% work on-site).

With the predominance of white males across every part of the construction sector there is, as the CIOB report, ‘…a significant risk of unconscious bias in decision-making, and a tendency for cultures to be shaped around the majority view.’

The global consultancy McKinsey & Company have found a strong relationship between gender Diversity, Inclusion, and Performance with a 3.5% increase in earnings before tax for every 10% increase in gender diversity in the senior executive team.

In a time of a ‘perfect storm’ of both skills and labour shortages across the sector the need for a greater understanding and more importantly action in addressing the issues of Diversity, Inclusion and Collaboration has never been higher. Failing to recognise, understand, and act will lead to a sector that fails.

Who Should Attend

Anyone from across the construction sector who cares about its future.

Join us for this ‘Conversation that Matters’ now…………


Bola Abisogun OBE FRICS

Executive Director / Chairman at DiverseCity Surveyors

Bola qualified as a Quantity Surveyor in 1999 and is committed to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS] where he remains a licensed APC Assessor, nurturing the next generation of aspiring Chartered Quantity Surveyors and a member of the London Regional Board. A Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS], Bola was appointed as Chair of the Equality & Human Rights Commissions’ in 2010 to lead the Construction Leadership and Diversity Forum [CLDF] developed in response to the EHRC Inquiry “Race Discrimination in the UK Construction Industry”.

Bola’s principal objective is to promote the construction sector / surveying profession and increase the retention of ethnic minorities, active within sector / profession, in the UK. He currently Chairs a unique, pan-London project called Moving on Up (MoU), a multi-million pound initiative supported by the (Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan) and jointly funded by Trust for London and the City Bridge Trust.

Bola’s long term aspiration is to positively influence UK public and private sector policy on ‘diversity of thought’ where opportunities, across the construction sector, in particular are premised upon individual talent and capability. He is focused on promoting the Surveying profession and establishing clear paths to success for young people, with a particular focus on those from non-traditional and BAME backgrounds. In recognition of his well documented efforts, Bola was awarded the OBE, a Queens Honour, for Services to Diversity and to Young People in the Construction Industry in the 2019 New Years Honours List.