“It is important to ensure underrepresented groups have a voice in the built environment industry and an equal chance at success whatever their background. It is particularly pertinent in the recruitment industry within strategic communications and public affairs.”

Amandeep Gill, Founder and Director, Melbury Wood

Melbury Wood offers recruitment solutions to the strategic communications, policy and public affairs industry.

“Women in Planning is a network, which aims to increasing diversity, inclusion and equality across the planning industry. We know we cannot achieve this aim alone and look to partner with organisations, such as BAME in Property, that fit our vision and ensure we meet our aim.”

Alison Mackay, Charlotte Morphet and Mary Fortune, National Co-Chairs, Women in Planning

Women in Planning is an independent network with the aim to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive planning industry. We believe women should feel empowered when working in the planning industry.

“London Property Alliance is proud to be a partner of BAME in Property. We are four square behind the aims of the organisation, and recognise that our sector has far to go in improving the recruitment, retention and promotion of people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

"Working with BAME in Property, and our network of members and stakeholders involved in Central London real estate, we are keen to make meaningful change to improve diversity and inclusion in the property profession.”

Charles Begley, Executive Director, London Property Alliance (City Property Association and Westminster Property Association)

The London Property Alliance 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. We are the collective voice of 400 members representing the leading owners, investors, developers and advisors to property in the City, West End and their neighbouring commercial districts.

"Diversity is what makes the foundations of what we do stronger. Without it, we lack a vital part of what moves our business forward towards being an inclusive environment where we all thrive."

Van Sharma, Co-Founder, WorkSpott

WorkSpott is a co-working space provider delivering convenient drop-in workspaces in inspiring venues across London. ​It partners with underutilised venues and opens them up to members to be productive, innovate and get things done.

“Through diversity of background and diversity of perspectives we can drive innovation and inclusion throughout the industry.”

Harri John and Rosanna Lawn, Founders, CRE-ation Property Network

CREation is an inclusive property network that aims to join like-minded people together at the start of their career in property, offering free, interactive events and networking opportunities. 

"Good placemaking depends on a deep understanding of local places and communities. Public Practice believes it is essential that built environment professionals reflect the diversity of the people they serve."

Nikki Linsell, Public Practice

Public Practice is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to improve the quality and equality of everyday places by building the public sector’s capacity for proactive planning.

“At a time when the Royal Town Planning Institute moves forward to increase the diversity of the planning profession,  it ensures planners are as representative of the communities they represent. I'm delighted the RTPI will be a partner to BAME in Property. We look forward to promoting our shared agendas and priorities to deliver and protect quality places that communities want. “

Victoria Hills MRTPI FICE, Chief Executive at Royal Town Planning Institute

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 25,000 members.

"Real estate and built environment professionals have one of the most important jobs out there. They have to design, build, creature, nurture and maintain places for us all to live, work and play in. Environments for the human race. For people of all backgrounds, all abilities, all genders, all races and all religions. That is why it is not just important, but is vital, that the industry reflects the environment it serves and that is why EG is proud to support BAME in Property, an organisation that is seeking to help real estate be more real, more reflective of society and, quite frankly, better than it has been before."

Samantha McClary, Editor, Estates Gazette

Estates Gazette is an award-winning magazine providing in-depth commercial property information including financial deals and advice, funds information, economic commentary, commercial property jobs and more.

“Real diversity can only be achieved by representation. Sadly, persons from the BAME community are grossly under-represented within the built environment sector. Even companies who are seeking to address the imbalance can struggle to find the people. We are delighted to work in partnership with BAME in Property, to help support talented people from all backgrounds to come to the built environment sector and to promote our sector to future generations.”

Marty Sim, PropTech Recruitment Director, Hy-re

Hyre was created by PropTech professionals to help match fast-growing PropTech companies with the best talent.

“As a black male from South East London, I have witnessed and experienced how people with different upbringings have been afforded more opportunities than others. AltUrban supports diversity as it is about appreciating people's differences and creating empowering opportunities for those who are underrepresented, marginalized and discriminated against. Diversity is important to our cause, because if all ideas were created through a homogeneous lens, then the chances of innovation, creativity and problem solving would be extremely slim.”

Chijioke Anosike, Founder of Alt Urban

Alt Urban is a community of individuals who collectively care about shaping alternative urban futures. They are driven by educating citizens all over the world and connecting community leaders to innovate disruptive solutions to urban related problems.

“BAME in Property is a female-founded organisation. We are proud to support Priya in her efforts to create a more representative property industry. She is a role model for BAME women and we hope that BAME in Property inspires young professionals to enter fulfilling careers in the property sector.”

Anu Panesar, Co-founder, Aspiring Women

Aspiring Women is a platform and community capturing the stories of women making an impact. Aspiring Women supports to women on their journeys to defining their own version of success.

“BAME in Property and Gradfeed have a number of shared goals of wanting to help young people enter and ingrain themselves in this fantastic industry. We are looking forward to working collaboratively with Priya and the team at BAME in Property and assisting in any way we can to engage a more young, diverse and inclusive group of people through insightful articles, industry news and market commentary.”

Robert Hall, Co-founder, Gradfeed

Gradfeed is an employment platform for cognate and non-cognate students who want to get into the property industry regardless of their degree. Students can research employers, keep up to date with the latest industry news and events and secure interviews with the best independent and multi-national businesses across the UK.  

“The industry needs more qualified professionals to address some of the problems in the UK, including the housing crises, but it also needs new ideas and fresh approaches. This will come from having a diverse pool of people working in the sector - and for this reason Urbanist Platform is a keen advocate of BAME in Property.”

CJ Obi, Co-founder, Urbanist Platform

Urbanist Platform is a contemporary brand capturing the essence of Urbanism, through individual stories on city life. It was set up with the aim of producing engaging video content to attract more young people into the Built Environment sector.

“It is evident BAME people in social housing and related construction and improvement organisations does seem to be at 1990 levels in qualitative and quantitative terms – we really should have done much better by now.  We need to make a difference at individual and institutional levels.  We are pleased that we see better progress in some of the other diversity strands but clearly a focus on ethnic E&D is needed now.”

Raj Patel, CEO, Housing Diversity Network

Housing Diversity Network is a social enterprise that has supported housing providers around equality, diversity and inclusion since 2002.

"How can an industry experiencing severe skills shortages, with a predominantly white male and ageing workforce, not seek to become as diverse and inclusive as possible? We have relied for far too long on the easy fix of overseas workers and this has now resulted in a problem – and a huge opportunity. Building People supports all organisations and initiatives that are working to make our industry more diverse and we are proud to support BAME in Property and the forum it offers for professionals who are passionate about increasing ethnic diversity in the property and planning sectors.”

Rebecca Lovelace, Founder, Building People

Building People’s vision is to create and enable an ecosystem that improves diversity, increases competent labour supply and maximises economic and social value across the Built Environment.