founder and CEO,
Rebecca is Founder and Chief Dot-joiner at Building People, a social enterprise that connects people to work, learning and support opportunities across the Built Environment.
The vision of Building People is a Built Environment that improves social and economic value by being better connected, more diverse and inclusive, with access to the talent it needs to solve its current and future challenges. This vision is being delivered through the development of a digital platform and a ‘network of networks’ that brings together a diverse and innovative audience to widen the industry talent pool.
A core value of Building People is that it aggregates and brings together providers and activity in one single place, therefore does not duplicate nor reinvent, but seeks to collaborate, amplify voices, drive traffic and to add value across industry.
Rebecca has twenty years experience in creating, connecting and enabling organisations, networks and partnerships across the Built Environment. Her focus is strategic employment and skills and her passion is ‘joining the dots’ between existing industry initiatives to enable more (diverse and disadvantaged) people to access and succeed in Built Environment careers.
Rebecca is a co-founder of BuildForce, the industry initiative to facilitate connections between ex-military and industry employers, where she set up and delivered the first two phases of the initiative. Until recently Rebecca was on the BuildForce steering group and remains involved in the successes of BuildForce today.
Prior to Building People, Rebecca founded a niche consultancy (Circle Three Consulting), where she developed and delivered employment and skills/social inclusion/local community engagement and diversity programmes to industry. Rebecca set up Circle Three after seven years at Lendlease as a Community Development Manager where she co-founded Be Onsite, a non-profit company providing training and job opportunities for disadvantaged people in the property sector.
Before discovering the world of the Built Environment Rebecca worked in the humanitarian aid and homelessness sectors. Rebecca has an MSc in Urban Regeneration and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.