BuildForce initiative aims to get veterans into construction

Angela forbes

BuildForce, a UK-wide initiative to encourage military service leavers and veterans into careers in the domestic construction sector, has appointed Angela Forbes as its new chair.

A founding partner of the scheme, Forbes is a commercial director at Lendlease. She succeeds Andy Parker, director of defence at Morgan Sindall.

BuildForce is funded by the CITB and aims to help ex-military personnel into careers including construction.

The initiative is sponsored by its founding partners Crossrail, CTS, EY, Lendlease, Morgan Sindall and Wilson James, with support from delivery partner and work consultancy Ethos.