New research on diversity underscores the challenges Black and Ethnic Minority candidates face in securing positions and advancing in the UK construction industry, as well as their higher attrition rates.

To help support this, FIS CEO Iain McIlwee will be joining other leading industry panellists at the upcoming Black & Ethnic Minority Experiences in the Built Environment virtual conference on 18 October 2023 to discuss how senior leaders can drive actionable change in the industry.

The event will take place between 9.30am – 12.30pm and is free to attend. It will combine best practice case studies with real-world insights in thought-provoking discussions aimed at driving positive change in this critical aspect of our industry.

By joining this virtual conference, you will:

  • Dive further into the relevant data on Black and Ethnic minority workers arising from both the most recent Diversity Data Benchmarking Report and FIR Culture Impact Report.
  • Address issues around recruitment and internal promotion of Black and Ethnic Minority candidates.
  • Listen to facilitated discussion around Black and Ethnic minority employee experiences and what can be done to address these issues and support candidates from a more diverse talent pool entering and remaining in the built environment sector.

Alongside Iain will be other thought leaders in the industry, including speakers from Mace, CIOB, Network Rail, BPIC, Transport for London, HS2, the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion, HS2 and more.

Download the full conference programme and register your free place here.

Making our sector inclusive for Black and Ethnic minority candidates and workers is a critical topic to address in Black History Month and throughout the year.  We hope you can join the event.