L&Q Submission to APPG for Excellence in the Built Environment
L&Q have furthered their commitment to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce through its written consultation submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment.
The APPG, which was formed in 2010, launched its seventh Inquiry in April 2019 looking at the recruitment and retention of more women into construction including how this might help to ameliorate the industry’s skills’ needs, post-Brexit.
Construction is not just about hard hats and steel capped boots, it is also about innovation, technology, great design, communities and placemaking. And as one of the UK’s largest housebuilders, L&Q is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion through its workforce and to working across the sector to establish and share best practice.
Best practice shared by L&Q in this submission includes the L&Q Foundation’s “Learning to Succeed” schools programme, transformative recruitment and HR policies, and working with partners including UN Women UK and the National Association of Women in Construction.
In preparation for the submission, L&Q undertook an internal consultation to ensure the voices and experiences of a range of women and men with varying seniority within our construction and development function were accurately reflected. L&Q’s final written submission bought together their views of the construction sector in general as well as their experience while at L&Q.
The APPG brings together a cross-section of Parliamentarians and its primary remit is to present a holistic and overarching view from all sectors involved in the planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of the built environment. The built environment encompasses all forms of building (housing, industrial, commercial, hospitals, schools, etc., and civil engineering infrastructure, both above and below ground and includes the managed landscapes between and around buildings.