Welcome to BESS, the Built Environment Skills in Schools programme.

The built environment matters. It has consequences. The things we build affect people and environments for decades. Solving the skills shortage in construction and improving the built environment for all our futures are two sides of the same coin. And Built Environment Skills in Schools exists to get employers into schools, help to educate teachers, and ultimately inspire a new generation of bright minds to become the future of the construction sector.

This is our founder, Kathryn Lennon Johnson, speaking on the issue at 2017’s TEDxBrum:


And if that’s inspired you, please try one of our risk-free ways to get involved – Risk-Free BESS

The best time to solve the skills gap in construction was 20 years ago. The second best time is right now.” – BESS proverb