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Grants and Proposals Guide for Community Businesses and Organisations – Free download

In 2019, as part of the ‘Empowering Places’ programme, BUD partnered with the fantastic people at Co-operatives UK, Centre4 and Power to Change to help connect Community Businesses with opportunities to grow and develop.  “Over the past five years the Empowering Places programme, funded by Power to Change and delivered in partnership with Co-operatives UK,…

BUD’s June Newsletter – halfway through the year! 

Hello!   It’s been very busy here at BUD, and during June (we can’t believe it’s halfway through the year either) it’s been business as usual. We’re constantly inspired by the people we work with, and there’s been so many things to tell you about!   We’re Hiring!  Want to be part of a diverse and passionate…

BUD Leaders – May Newsletter

Hello, and welcome to our latest newsletter! It’s been a very busy month here at BUD, and we can’t wait to tell you all about it! We’re Hiring! We’re looking for new team members! Our family is forever growing, and we would love to invite you to join our vibrant and diverse team! We’re currently…

Megan Haslam – “As more women get into those rooms, and get into those conversations, more people will realise the benefits”

As part of our Empowering Women in Construction podcast series, we’re broadcasting stories from amazing women across the country. On this week’s episode, we spoke to Megan Haslam. Megan Haslam, Source: https://awards.ciob.org/project/megan-haslam/ Megan has worked for Sir Robert McAlpine for 6 years, and has recently started as a Sustainability Manager. She is also a Chartered Construction…

Empowering Women in Construction – “We Should Have A Workforce Which Represents The Society We Serve”

As part of our Empowering Women in Construction podcast series, we’re broadcasting stories from amazing women across the country. On this week’s episode, we spoke to Civil Engineer and Author Paula McMahon, who is the Regional Supervising Officer for Sir Robert McAlpine.  Paula has also contributed to several events promoting diversity, such as the WES…

Gender inequalities  – why do they happen?

It is well documented that there are gender-related inequalities in some of the UK’s biggest companies and industries.  For example, women make up just 0.81% of all mechanics, technicians and electricians. There is also evidence of a correlation between gender imbalances in industry and a gender pay gap; as an example, Tool makers, tool fitters…

Embracing change – why it matters 

Work IS changing.  Summarised by the Cranfield School of Management, “the nature of work, the workforce and work relations are being reshaped by changing demographics and greater diversity, increased global integration, technological advancement and increased competitive pressures for organisations, both in product markets and for employees due to socio, political and economic shifts.”  You might…