Teik Tan

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.

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