Two weeks after announcing its first ten Partners, BAME in Property is pleased to add another four Partners to its growing cohort.
Most notable amongst this second wave of Partners is the London Property Alliance (LPA), representing 400 companies across the Capital. The LPA is the name for the combined campaigns and events of the Westminster Property Association (WPA) and City Property Association (CPA) on issues, which impact Central London real estate sector.
Recognising the need to take meaningful action to promote the recruitment and retention of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) professionals in the industry, the LPA has pledged its full support to BAME in Property. The LPA will work together with BAME in Property to utilise its varied public speaker directory, ensure diverse attendance at LPA events and promote diversity amongst its 400 members.
Staying true to representing the diverse built environment sector, BAME in Property has also partnered with smaller Not-for-Profits and start-ups.
This includes Public Practice, which create unique placements for built environment professionals and their public authority hosts. There is also CRE-ation, a networking group that holds regular events for professionals in the start of their careers. Both organisations have made impactful movements and established their presence in the built environment sector.
On the start-up front, BAME in Property welcomes its first co-working Partner, Workspott, which provides co-working spaces in underutilised bars and restaurants across London. For Workspott, diversity is what makes their work stronger, by allowing members from all corners of the world to meet, collaborate and share ideas.
Commenting on the second wave of Partners, Founder of BAME in Property, Priya Shah said:
“The response since we announced our plans to evolve into a membership organisation has been fantastic. Many of the industry’s biggest players have come forward and pledged their support to pro-actively work with BAME in Property to create a more inclusive built environment sector.
“The sector is finally seeing that ethnic diversity within our companies and organisations is not just morally right, it makes financial sense.
“The second cohort of Partners are once again representative of the diverse built environment sector we have in the UK and I look forward to working with them over the coming months.”
The four new Partners join the founding Partners, which are Estates Gazette, the Royal Town Planning Institute, Gradfeed, Housing Diversity Network, Hyre Proptech Recruitment, Women in Planning, Building People, Urbanist Platform, Aspiring Women and Alt Urban. which were the founding Partners to BAME in Property.
If you are interested in becoming a Partner to BAME in Property, please get in touch with Priya Shah on Priya.firstname.lastname@example.org.