The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation is proud to announce the Hon Dr Stuart Lawrence as the institute’s official Diversity Ambassador, following the recent launch of the BiKBBI Education Steering Committee.
Stuart Lawrence brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a powerful voice to promote diversity and inclusivity within the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom (KBB) installation industry. He has been a tireless campaigner for social justice and equality following the tragic murder of his older brother, Stephen, in 1993. His family’s relentless pursuit for justice, along with his dedication to challenging institutional discrimination, continues to have a positive impact on British society.
As BiKBBI’s Diversity Ambassador, Stuart will collaborate closely with the BiKBBI Education Steering Committee, BiKBBI’s leadership team, stakeholders, and industry professionals, extending his efforts to foster inclusivity and diversity within the KBB installation industry. He will play an important role in the implementation of strategies that promote equal opportunities across the sector, with his primary focus being to encourage the industry to embrace diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, gender, age, and socioeconomic background. Stuart will engage in various initiatives, including delivering keynote speeches, participating in industry events, and collaborating with industry leaders to develop and implement inclusive practices. His influential voice will inspire positive change and contribute to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and empowered within the KBB installation industry.
The appointment of Stuart as Diversity Ambassador demonstrates BiKBBI’s commitment to driving positive change in the sector which includes championing inclusivity and equality. By working alongside him, BiKBBI aims to facilitate a culture shift within the sector, ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their background, are afforded equal opportunities to thrive and succeed.
In response to his appointment, Stuart Lawrence commented, “I am truly honoured and excited to join forces with the British Institute of KBB Installation as their Diversity Ambassador. It is crucial for all industries to recognise the importance of diversity, not only as a matter of social inclusivity but also as a driver for innovation and success. I look forward to working with BiKBBI, its stakeholders and the wider industry to create a more inclusive and diverse KBB installation sector.”
Hannah Hockley, Chair of the BiKBBI Education Steering Committee commented ‘The announcement of the Hon Dr Stuart Lawrence as Diversity Ambassador is great news for the education committee, the installation sector and the whole KBB sector. We look forward to working closely with Stuart as we tackle diversity challenges and work towards solutions that deliver positive reform and shape a sustainable future workforce for the KBB installation sector.’
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