We are thrilled to have signed up to the Bristol Property Inclusion Charter which aims to encourage more diversity in the housing sector.
Launched by law firm Clarke Willmott, the charter follows research by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which found that only three per cent of people in the property sector come from BAME backgrounds.
LiveWest has signed up to pledges to address inequalities and make the sector more diverse and inclusive.
Achieving the objectives of the charter will be supported by the creation of a new body – the Bristol Property Inclusion Commission.
Our Development Director, Nathan Cronk, said: “LiveWest is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff, our residents and our partners.
“We believe in giving talented people an equal chance to work with us irrespective of their background and creating an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity. This is why I am so pleased that we have found like-minded businesses in Bristol to work with.
“By joining the Bristol Property Inclusion Partnership we can work together to address inequalities, share good practice and enrich our communities.”
The charter was founded by Karl Brown, a senior associate in the commercial property team at Clarke Willmott who grew up in Bristol.
He said: “As someone who is Bristol born and bred, who works with the Bristol property industry and whose dad worked as a plasterer in the Bristol property industry, I want young people from all backgrounds in Bristol to see the great opportunities in the Bristol property sector.
“I believe that creating more diversity and inclusion in Bristol property will make our sector even stronger.
“I want to thank all the founder signatories and especially Jamie Siggers, Chair of the Forum for the Built Environment Great Western branch for supporting the charter.”