Angela Forbes BuildForce Chief Exec awarded MBE

The BuildForce team are delighted to announce BuildForce Chief Exec Angela Forbes has been awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours 2024. We are all exceptionally pleased for Angela as she is recognised for services to the Construction Industry.

Mental Health Lead, Bernie Graham “In the ten years I have been working with Angela, she has continuously demonstrated intuitive and compassionate Leadership in promoting proactive and affective approaches to enhancing Mental Health and Wellbeing in the construction industry – from rolling out a mental health programme on London construction sites, to providing a bespoke offering for the ex-military community. A true champion, well deserved Angela.”

Caroline Logan, Programme Director commented “As one of the key founding partners, Angela has been a great driving force behind the BuildForce Programme from inception in 2011 to present day; not your archetypal CEO, she rolls up her sleeves, gets a job done, she always pitches in with the rest of the team.  A great fountain of industry knowledge from trades/boots on the ground to the professions and beyond with our seniors/executives.  Angela’s passion, drive, time and huge heart has been pivotal to BuildForce’s success, always looking to make our programme stronger, ensuring our candidates are at the core of everything we do and foremost they are looked after as if they were her own – she’s that shoulder to cry on, a virtual cuddle or proverbial ‘kick up the backside’ for those who need it.
I have learnt so much from Angela in the 8 years I have had the privilege of working alongside her, and feel incredibly blessed and enriched to have her in my life.“

Leya Ali advised “Angela Forbes is a woman of confidence, elegance and brilliance. She has played a huge role in my personal development as my mentor, first meeting whilst she was a Governor at my school. Angela’s mentorship fostered into a beautiful mother daughter relationship. I look upto Angela as an inspiration, she is talented most definitely, she is also one of the kindest, humblest and most caring people I know. Angela has always supported me throughout school, university and beyond and celebrates my wins like her own. She is incredible.”

Congratulations Angela from the BuildForce team, BuildForce Directors and wider industry community.