Panel Debate: inclusion and diversity challenges in the construction industry

13:15 - 15:00

Clients and large contractors are working together to develop a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) within their workplaces. This includes promoting equality and diversity and combatting discrimination. They are increasingly expecting their supply chain partners to work with them to achieve this.

Promoting FIR brings many business benefits to the companies that work to achieve it. As a sector, we need to embrace FIR in order to attract, recruit, train and retain the skills and talent that we need to deliver our pipeline of works.

During this session delegates will learn:

1. How to incorporate FIR in the built environment
2. Why FIR matters
3. How to become a FIR Ambassador


Claire Curtis-Thomas C.Eng FIMechE FIET, Chief Executive Officer, British Board of Agrément

Jez Cutler, Trainer, Action Sustainability

Tom Thomspon, Roof Slater & Tiler , Roundway Roofing

Kate Whatley, Commercial Director , SPV Group