Bristol solicitor, Karl Brown has recently founded the Bristol Property Inclusion Charter. The charter involved Bristol property firms and companies signing up to pledges which have the aim of making the Bristol property industry more diverse and inclusive and is the first-ever City Property Inclusion Charter in the UK.
Karl, who in 2014 became the first black president of business group, Bristol Junior Chamber works in the commercial property team at national law firm Clarke Willmott. The charter is sponsored by Clarke Willmott who hosted the launch event for the charter with guest speaker Peaches Golding, Lord Lieutenant of Bristol.
Karl said: “My dad was an immigrant from Jamaica who found work as a plasterer in Bristol in the 1960’s. As someone who is Bristol born and bred, I want young people from all backgrounds in Bristol to see the great opportunities in the Bristol property industry. I also believe that creating more diversity and inclusion in Bristol property will make our sector even stronger. I want to thank all the founder signatories and especially Jamie Siggers, chair of the Forum for the Built Environment Great Western branch for supporting the charter>”
The founder signatories to the charter are
|1. UWE, Bristol;
2. Bristol and Bath Regional Capital CIC;
3. Nash Partnership;
4. United Communities;
5. Autograph Homes;
6. Savills – Bristol office;
7. YTL Land Property UK – Bristol office;
8. Turner and Townsend – Bristol office;
|9. Sanderson Weatherall – Bristol office;
10. First Base;
12. Campbell Reith – Bristol office;
14. Constructing Excellence Bristol Club;
15. The Architecture Centre; and
Karl will chair a new body, the Bristol Property Inclusion Commission, which will help in achieving the objectives of the charter.