All good things come to an end, however, in this case we like to think a good thing has led to two even greater things!
We discovered that through the greater resource and time we were able to spend on our projects at the social enterprise in Kenya our impact became much bigger than we could have imagined. This new model has given way to new approaches, a different culture of working and also many new faces. We felt it was time to reflect our new personality with a new brand – BuildX Studio!
Through our growing portfolio of work in Kenya and East Africa we become increasingly concerned by the lack of gender equity in the architecture, engineering and construction sectors around us, while our own focus on employing women was at the core of all our successes. Yet, the women working on our sites were always starting at a disadvantage, lacking the training and experience to thrive in the industry long-term.
To address this issue we launched Buildher in early 2019 which is now the main focus of our charity in Scotland.