About Building Cornwall

The Building Cornwall website is our ‘Shop Window’ for the construction industry in Cornwall.

It has two main purposes:

Firstly, to show prospective new entrants what an exciting and rewarding opportunity working in construction offers and what are the many routes of entry and different careers available; from traditional trades and professions to digital design and off-site manufacturing.

Secondly, to be a focal point for the industry in Cornwall. To promote communication within itself and to encourage collaboration pan-industry; sharing and building on the many good things individual groups are already doing and the many pockets of best practice that already exist in the county.

The Building Cornwall website has been created by the CIoS LEP, to help us grow the skills, knowledge and capacity the industry needs to meet to challenges of the ever-increasing demand for a sustainable built environment in Cornwall.

Meet the Team

We want Building Cornwall to be an inclusive initiative representing the entire construction sector within the county. Therefore, please do get in touch if you’d like to work with us.

We’re a friendly bunch and would love to talk to you,

just get in touch!

Stephen Roberts

Steve joined Building Cornwall in December 2020 to continue the excellent work completed to date by Inga who is currently on Maternity leave.

Steve comes with nearly 20 years of experience and knowledge including the successful delivery of both local and national employment and skills initiatives such as the UK Commissioning for Employment and Skills (UKCES), ERASMUS+ and more recently SERCO and DWP lead contracts across a variety of sectors including Construction, Marine and Manufacturing.

This is coupled with a sound knowledge and understanding of funding, Apprenticeship and training provision in Cornwall and beyond.

Steve is keen to promote the wealth of opportunities within Construction and to work with employers and training providers across Cornwall to develop and enhance pathways into employment and skills for the benefit of the industry.

Inga Geach

Inga joined Building Cornwall during the summer 2019 after having previously worked as the Head of Sustainability for national construction business Willmott Dixon. With a keen interest in improving not only the environmental but also social sustainability of our sector Inga is looking forward to meeting local construction businesses and working together to improve collaboration within the sector and promote and share best practice.
Inga is particularly interested in tackling the skills shortage our sector is facing and working towards changing the image of the industry by promoting construction as a ‘career of choice’. Especially passionate about working with young people Inga is keen inspire the next generation of considering a career in the Built Environment in order to provide talent for our exciting pipeline of construction projects.

Scott James

Scott has worked in the development and construction sector across client and consultancy roles for nearly 20 years, including development of major projects, Project Director roles, funding and the establishment of sector bodies to support sector strategy and governance.

Scott is keen to support the existing bodies working within the Cornish construction sector more effective through joint working, and enabling the region to take a lead through innovation in new commercial models which can help achieve a genuine improvement in the quality of the built environment.