Built By Us

On a mission to diversify construction

As the UK, through shifting demographics, is managing a far more diverse workforce, a better understanding of the competing issues which act as barriers to diversity and inclusion are essential.

People often want to do the right things to make change in their organisations but they don’t always know how.  This is where BBU comes in, we are on a mission to connect diverse talent to construction businesses, to support companies on their journey to becoming more inclusive workplaces and nurture diverse talent through mentoring.

Image courtesy of  Susanne Hakuba

Image courtesy of Susanne Hakuba

About Us

Built By Us is a not-for-profit consultancy based in London that specialises in the construction sector. BBU has a vision that by 2030 it will have played an active role in the creation of a diverse UK construction sector, which both reflects the society it serves and draws on the talents of a diverse workforce. 

Our Mission

BBU is on a mission to diversify the UK construction sector. We do this by focusing on People, Performance and Advocacy.

  • Advocacy - speaking out to expand the debate on inclusion.

  • People - we support diverse individuals through mentoring programmes designed to support career progression.

  • Performance - we support companies wishing to become more inclusive by running workshops, helping them with strategy and action plans and finding diverse talent.


Our Impact

Built By Us works with diverse beneficiaries, helping them to progress their careers, develop leadership skills and start businesses. Architectural Assistant Selam, speaks about the our award-winning scheme the FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme is supporting her.


FLUID mentoring helps create inspiring role models and vital networks says Selam Mengistu, trainee architect and FLUID mentee.


Our Blog

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