Mace Completes Stage 1 of Building a Safer Future’s Champion Assessment

One of the UK’s biggest Tier 1 contractors – Mace Group – has completed Stage 1 (Leadership and Culture) of Building a Safer Future’s Champion assessment scheme.

The Champion assessment requires organisations to commit to putting building users first in an ongoing building safety journey and provides organisations with actionable data and practical tools to help review and upgrade processes and regain public trust following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Mace has been awarded the ‘Certificate of Commitment and Progress – Building Safety Stage One’ in recognition of their successful completion of the first of the two Champion assessment modules.

Steve Elliott, Non-Executive Chair of Building a Safer Future, commented:

“It’s fantastic to see Mace coming through this first stage of the BSF Champion assessment. Their leadership is critical in bringing about change in the UK built environment industry. I congratulate them on their achievement of the Stage 1 certificate.”

Gary Townsend-Vila, Interim Chief Executive of Building a Safer Future, commented:

“The holistic Building a Safer Future Champion assessment is crucially important as the key mechanism to support the industry to make the necessary culture shift in building safety. It’s great to see Mace successfully coming through Stage 1. I wish them well on their ongoing journey through Stage 2, and encourage other organisations, especially other Tier 1 contractors, to follow their excellent example.”

Building a Safer Future (BSF) is a non-profit organisation committed to raising standards in building safety and supporting required culture change in the built environment industry. Companies can apply to participate in the BSF Champions programme by visiting the Building a Safer Future website at and completing the application form.

Lucy Craig, design director at Mace Group, was an attendee at the recent netMAGmedia-staged construction round table focusing on the Building Safety Act, ‘Following the Golden Thread to Safety.’ She is a key figure within the Group driving change on the building safety agenda, and shared challenges and opportunities at the round table.