Affinity Networks

Our work supports society, so it’s only right that our workforce reflects society. To make sure it does, we actively encourage all our people to play their part in helping us remain the most diverse, inclusive and fair employer we can be.

This approach really comes to life in our affinity networks. We have four of them – each one of which provides a platform for people to bring their own unique perspective to the development of our working culture. They’re respected and influential. And here they are:


This network actively encourages a culture of respect, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Its members help us educate and train all employees on LGBT+ issues – working with external partners and our supply chain to drive best practice within our industry.

You can find out more about our award-winning LGBT community here.


We’re working to increase the number of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) people across Balfour Beatty and at leadership levels. This network is a big part of that. It gives our BAME colleagues a voice, and an opportunity to network. Its members raise awareness and support events, and help us identify and remove any barriers that might be holding back their peers from flourishing here.


A Disability Confident company, we’re always looking for new ways to become more accessible for disabled people. This is where our Ability network comes in. They help us spot and break down barriers to enable more people with disabilities to join us and thrive. They’re also a big part of our work to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues.

Gender Equality

Bringing together women from across the business, this network draws on their opinions and insight to tackle gender equality in engineering. Its members are more than just brains to pick – they’re role models for future female engineers. And they’re helping drive change for the entire industry.


You can hear from a few of them here: