Built With: The Past, Present and Future

Take three professions: one that studies the past, one very much in the present examining biological, chemical and physical principals of the living, and another that is designing the physical future, and what have you got? Believe it or not these are just three of the previous careers of some of the business development team at BW. So what does an Archaeologist, a Biochemist and an Architect have in common? Other than BW!

Charlotte Murray, Business Development Executive has been with BW for a year and studied Archeology at Cardiff University. She was lured into the construction industry for a number of reasons…

“I really like that this job is a physical thing you can actually see. We work in the office but then can go and see what your work and efforts are going towards. I like the pace of change in the industry and development in terms of technology, it moves along with how society is modernising which I find really exciting.”

Alina Sudra, is the Events and Business Development Administrator at BW, graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. After a brief stint in retail, Alina worked for biomedical and science journals and publishers within their marketing divisions, which helped Alina realise her real passion for event organising. Her search to find the perfect company led her to BW for her dream role as Events and Business Development Administrator.

Helen Lowe, Business Development Manager, is a newbie to the business. After studying Interior Architecture & Design at Nottingham Trent University, Helen worked as an Interior Designer at TP Bennett, Cushman & Wakefield and BDG before making the move to BW. She explains the allure of the industry…

“I’ve always loved the project process from pitch to completion and have been very business minded so my new business development role at BW is a really exciting opportunity. I really enjoy meeting new people and finding out about their project needs and implementing these ideas from project stages right through to onsite construction.”

There is a great emphasis on transferrable skills in the modern workplace, not that anyone can do anything but recognise how the different types of learning and understanding can be applied for the benefit of an organisation. It important to note that diversity is not a one-way street and companies benefit hugely from having a varied mix of knowledge and experience to draw upon.

Attracting good people from other professions is also testament to the importance of an appealing workplace culture, as Anthony Brown confirms. “What biochemistry, architecture and archeology have in common is curiosity for either how the world works or how our environment shapes us.

A natural curiosity and thirst for information and knowledge is a great start for recruiting a potentially work-class workforce.”

Anthony Brown, Sales & Marketing Director, BW: Workplace Experts