The British Institute of KBB Installation (BiKBBI) has announced the Hon Dr Stuart Lawrence as the institute’s official diversity ambassador, following the recent launch of the BiKBBI Education Steering Committee.
Stuart Lawrence, pictured, has been a tireless campaigner for social justice and equality following the tragic murder of his younger brother, Stephen, in 1993. His relentless pursuit for justice, along with his dedication to challenging institutional discrimination, continues to have a positive impact on British society. BiKBBI says that by working alongside Stuart, it aims to facilitate a cultural shift within the sector, ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their background, are afforded equal opportunities to thrive and succeed.
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.
Stuart Lawrence said: "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 and its stakeholders to create a more inclusive and diverse KBB installation industry."
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 the challenges facing the sector and work towards solutions that deliver positive reform and shape a sustainable future workforce for the KBB installation sector."