Teik has been the Co-chair of Balfour Beatty’s Multi-Cultural Affinity Network for two years and has actively championed the FIR agenda. Through this, he has directly influenced the rise in the number of ambassadors and aided to equip people with the tools to address important D&I issues. Teik has hosted several Diversity & Inclusion related webinars, workshops and toolbox talks which have been delivered internally and across the Supply Chain – this has included FIR: “setting up an impactful staff network” which has provided support to small and medium-sized enterprises. In addition, Teik is a reverse mentor to a managing director, a volunteer and business mentor for several Social Mobility charities, has participated in careers events supporting BAME students and has helped to increase social mobility through enhancing collaborative dynamics, boosting employability skills and confidence. Teik was recognized with the FIR Inspiration – Highly Commended 2019
Teik co-chairs the Balfour Beatty Multicultural Affinity Network (MCAN) for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees and allies. In 2018, he helped coordinate a Black History Month event at Balfour Beatty offices, as well as training workshops which equipped BAME colleagues with the tools to challenge exclusionary behaviours. He organises and runs Fairness, Inclusion and Respect workshops for employees at Balfour Beatty and also leads on ‘Inclusion beyond the Business’ workshops for those in the supply chain at Balfour Beatty. Teik works on Balfour Beatty Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) webinars for hundreds of colleagues; he worked with colleagues to set up the network’s first dedicated intranet page and internal role model campaign. From this, he went on to help coordinate Balfour Beatty’s first D&I onsite induction, signposting diversity networks available to all employees within Balfour Beatty. Externally, Teik engages the wider communities; he shows that Balfour Beatty and the industry are inclusive of diverse talents. Teik manages a partnership with the Amos bursary; since working with them he has secured an Amos bursary placement for a student within Balfour Beatty and an on-site tour for others. Teik partnered informally with two charities that encourage social mobility. He set up a collaborative workshop between Amos and the informal charity, Uprising, encouraging focus on shared values. Lastly Teik has given toolbox talks demonstrating business cases for inclusion; he delivered talks to major Balfour Beatty customers on his personal journey as an LGBT+ person of colour who suffers with clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as discussing the ongoing support and guidance he receives from Balfour Beatty.