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Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion; A Conversation on Achieving Excellence.


This event aims to celebrate BME people who excel in the sectors associated with Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (ADBE).

  • From: Thursday 28 April 2022, 4.30 pm
  • To: Thursday 28 April 2022, 6.30 pm
  • Location: Newton, Lecture Theatre 5, Newton, Nottingham Trent University, Newton Building, City Campus, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 28 April 2022, 3.00 pm
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Event details

This event aims to celebrate BME people who excel in the sectors associated with Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (ADBE). It is aimed at attracting current students, professionals and staff who wish to hear from others and share their thoughts on the BME position in the industry. We’d like to explore ways in which the BME experience can be improved and/or advanced to address the issues of the apparent BME attainment gap at University level in the UK.

Our guest speakers, Amos Simbo and Nelly Twumasi-Mensah, will share their experience and journey to the positions they hold now.

Time for networking with other attendees is built into the event, along with the chance for all to share their insight and experience as BME staff/student/professional in this sector. Views will be noted and feed into the emerging Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy for ADBE. The event has been organised by the ADBE EDI committee and part of the University’s wider commitment to Race Equality Strategy.


4.30 pm - Pre-event refreshments and networking

5.15 pm - Guest speaker talks

6.05 pm - Panel Discussion

6.30 pm - Post-event refreshments and networking

Guest Speakers

Guest speaker - Amos Simbo

Amos Simbo is the founder of BPIC Network (Built Environment Inclusion) and Winway Group a fitout M&E services specialist contractor.

After graduating from Loughborough University with a Mechanical Engineering degree, he started working in construction as a trainee Projects Engineer. He has since moved on within the industry ranks as a Technical Services Manager and has been running Winway since leaving full-time employment to run his own construction business. Amos is passionate about maintaining professional standards and delivering service excellence.

BPIC Network ( is a built environment inclusion organisation working with industry partners to improve ethnic minorities' representation, retention as well as minority-led businesses. They are dedicated to provide guidance, career opportunities, training and networking events tailored to those currently working and aspiring to be in the industry. They also look to create an aspirational platform for young people and those seeking to join the built environment.

Since launching in 2019, their network has grown to over 6000 members and 45 industry-leading partners which has enabled them to collaborate effectively with the industry.

Winway Consultants ( started as a small design consultancy in London and has now gone on to mechanical and electrical installation within the construction market in London. Through sustainable growth, Winway looks to expand across the UK as well as parts of Africa to champion the built environment as well as building communities

Guest speaker - Nelly Twumasi-Mensah

As a business change leader, Nelly specialises in delivering and embedding valuable, transformational change with a focus on managing and motivating individuals and teams to achieve the benefits of change programmes. A chartered member of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors, she has a background in project management; successfully delivering construction projects and programmes for large private and public sector clients. This unique blend of expertise means that she has great insight into the success factors needed to successfully transform traditional industries like the construction industry. Nelly is passionate about mentoring and coaching early career professionals to enable them to reach their full potential.


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Location details


Newton, Lecture Theatre 5, Newton


Nottingham Trent University
Newton Building
City Campus


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