“When Kathryn first contacted me with her ideas for addressing the skills shortage through BESS, I knew it was something that the Construction Industry Council would feel very strongly about supporting. It is so important for the Construction sector to encourage future generations to be part of, and using technology means that children can learn in ways that they are comfortable with. I see BESS as a conduit to help overcome historic prejudices by enabling future generations to explore the diversity of opportunities available in the industry and encouraging greater inclusion and diversity. AHR Architects takes its community outreach very seriously in all the countries we work, and we are delighted to highlight our exciting new projects through BESS.”

Noel Street, West Midlands Chair, Construction Industry Council

“The Hot500 was created to support entrepreneurs, especially those under 25. Our vision is to unlock and connect the currency of experience that lies in the minds of the world’s most enterprising people together, to help each other achieve their own definition of success. When we heard about BESS, the synergies were obvious immediately. Using peer learning, mentoring, technology, support and connection we are committed to helping BESS to create a stronger construction sector, which will ultimately create a better environment for us all, tackling societal issues like social mobility, community cohesion and anti-social behaviour.”

Joel Blake, Founder, Hot500

“Here at Seeable we are huge lovers of technology, and we truly believe that it can revolutionise the construction sector. Many of our clients are amazed when they see their projects visualised in 3D, and empowered by the fact that they do not need technical knowledge or CAD software to get access to it!

“By working with BESS, we can showcase our technology and innovation, helping young people to experience built environment projects in a way that makes sense to them, with virtual and augmented reality. We’re very excited to work with BESS and help attract the broadest range of skills into construction.”

Nick Blenkarn, Director, Seeable

“The future of the construction industry depends upon getting good quality committed people interested in all aspects of construction from architects, structural and civil engineers and geologists to plumbers, electricians and bricklayers. MLM are committed to promoting the construction industry, and more particularly the professional roles which are a key to construction projects, within schools and colleges. When we were approached by BESS, it presented a brilliant way to enhance our engagement with the education system and to reach a much larger group of future construction professionals. Using gaming and virtual modelling also means we can showcase our projects and help students to think differently about the buildings around them.”

Hugh Dyer, Senior Geoenvironmental Engineer, Wardell Armstrong