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BESA backing for Mayor of London's diversity aims

21 October 2016

Focus on driving diversity has been created by the Mayor of London, stating that it is the capital city's "biggest asset".

Support for Sadiq Khan's pledge has been confirmed by a number of organisations, the latest of which is the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

The Mayor's Future of London highlights the fact that the majority of decisions on housing, regeneration, transport and infrastructure continue to be led by "traditional voices".

This is at odds with the London population, however, which is seen to be increasingly diversified.

BESA is similarly campaigning for a more diverse building engineering services sector, with many of these companies involved in providing services to the FM industry.

The association says that increasing diversity will reflect the society the sector serves and will attract a broader range of talent and new ideas.

Those supporting the Future of London are asked to sign up to at least two of its aims.

These include:
Staging public-facing events which include under-represented demographic groups as speakers;
Proposing speakers from under-represented groups to represent organisations in all areas and including senior levels;
Encouraging organisations to host diversity events;
Avoiding involvement in sessions that feature a single demographic group;
Joining the Future of London Diversity Speakers' Network.

BESA and the Electrical Contractors' Association are organising a diversity seminar at London South Bank University on 25 October, starting at 4pm.

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