BUD Newsletter Vol 7 –  Marching Forwards

We’ve started March strong, launching our first ever podcast! 

We’ve been working behind the scenes to source amazing guests, and we’re really proud of the stories we’re able to share with you.

Keep an eye on our blog here to keep up-to-date on everything that’s going on at BUD!

BUD Updates

Empowering Women in Construction

This week celebrates the launch of our Empowering Women in Construction podcast! In our first episode, we spoke to Kim Oakhill of Sigma Embroidery, who has been integral in the creation of the podcast!

We’re so excited to share more stories with you as the weeks go on, and hope you’ll take the time to listen in! We can be found on Spotify here or on YouTube here!

New Office 

According to the CIPD, hybrid work brings about “a better work–life balance, greater ability to focus with fewer distractions, more time for family and friends, saved commuting time and costs, IT upskilling and higher levels of motivation.”

On this note, we’ve recently found a new office space! We can’t wait to work on many fantastic projects here in the future.

Welcome to Ester and Jay

Massive welcome to Ester and Jay! Ester is our new HR/L&D Administrator, and Jay is our new Community Connector! 

BLOC Survey

We’d just like to take this time to thank you for your support! 

Thank you so much for completing our survey on developing the BLOC platform! The support has been amazing, and we’ve had more than enough responses to help develop our platform. 

Big congratulations to the winner of our BLOC giveaway for a £10 Amazon Gift Voucher! You will be contacted shortly! Unlucky to everyone else who entered, and a massive thank you to you all for your support. 

We can’t wait to implement feedback, and make BLOC even better!

Get Involved!

Find jobs or advertise on our Jobs page

You may not be aware of our Jobs page! 

We want to be able to provide a platform for organisations and job-seekers to be able to live and lead positive change. That is why we launched our job page last month!

Updated weekly, we advertise BUD positions, alongside positions with fantastic employers who are making a real difference. If you’d like any more info, or would like to advertise on out Job page, email fraser@budleaders.org


If you haven’t already joined BLOC, now is the perfect time! It is a completely free platform built on reciprocity, where members can exchange their experience, and help each other learn new skills through one hour of skill share every month! 


Our ROC Course is available at a reduced rate! For a short period of time, new members can access the course for £147! 

The course is CPD accredited, and perfect for anyone trying to… 

  • Learn how to be more inclusive 
  • Build a culture that brings both belonging and productivity
  • Take more care of your own health and wellbeing 
  • Access support to adapt further to new ways of working

You can access this offer and learn more here

If you have any questions, please email us on hello@budleaders.org