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The built environment matters. It has consequences. The things we build will affect generations to come.

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Our purpose here at Built Environment Skills in Schools is to:

Build the things that build better things.

Build literal things – buildings, places and spaces – that build experiential things like health and wellbeing, safety, equality and connectedness.

Construction has the potential power to change the world for everyone. It has more potential impact then finance, or healthcare or politics.

But, as an industry, construction doesn’t always behave that way. At BESS, we want to bring exciting new mindsets and attitudes into the sector, ready to grab the opportunity to make the world a better place.


Kathryn Lennon-Johnson, Founder of BESS

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"I just wanted to say how great I thought the conference was today... The speakers had such rich experiences to share with what they have been doing in the built environment and I certainly learnt and gleaned a lot from it!"
Josie Rothera
Course Director, Leeds Beckett University
"Thank you for this Kathryn I really enjoyed it thought the speakers were excellent. Came away with more ideas for promoting this sector to my students."
Judith Ball
CEIAG Advisor, Mark Hall Academy
"I just wanted to thank and congratulate you and everyone involved in today's event. The speakers were amazing: interesting, inspiring and engaging. I've learned so much! Thank you all. Easily the best virtual event I've attended so far."
Beth Settle
Careers Facilitator, University Technical College Norfolk

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