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Moving on Up Advisory Group chair and Routes2Success role model, Bola Abisogun recognised for outstanding contribution.

                                    

Bola Abisogun FRICS, CEO of Urbanis, has been made Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to diversity and Young People in construction.

Over the past 16 years, Bola has dedicated himself to working with and encouraging industry leaders, academics, MP’s and professional bodies to improve engagement and opportunities for BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) professionals in construction. Alongside this, Bola has been an integral part of BTEG projects. Bola is chair of the Moving on Up Advisory Group and the Construction Sector Employer’s group He is also a long standing volunteer on BTEG’s Routes2Success Ethnic Minority Role Model Programme. Bola has been an inspiring and motivating role model/mentor, for him, it is and has always been important to ‘turn, look back and pass the baton’.

Jeremy Crook OBE, Chief Executive of BTEG commented, ‘BTEG is delighted that Bola has been honoured. Anyone who knows anything about the construction sector will understand how difficult it is to operate as black owned firm and Quantity Surveyor.  Despite that challenge he has found time to volunteer in schools, colleges and prisons and inspire many black boys and young men. In 2015, at his own expense, Bola took a group of young black men from Hackney to Atlanta so they could see for themselves that black men can be successful in any occupation.  BTEG is incredibly proud of Bola’s achievement, and we look forward to further working with him to ensure young people realise their potential and respect one another.’

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