Welcome to Foundations Live 2023

What is Foundations Live?

Foundations Live is the annual event which celebrates and centralises all the best bits of the year-long Foundations scheme. It brings the industry together to create two events under one roof:

  • A professional business networking and trade event. An opportunity to meet new people, learn about the latest products and innovations and generate new business.
  • An interactive careers event for people of all ages from primary schools through to adults re-training. Schools, colleges and training providers from across the region meet at Foundations Live to learn what the industry has to offer and how it will face the challenge of an ever-present skills shortage.

The annual event is the result of the collaborative and ongoing working relationship between Hobson & Porter, Jewson, Jewson Partnership Solutions and Bishop Burton College. We are also pleased to be partnered by the CITB, who provide information about grants and fundraising to support the industry in developing the workforce – including apprenticeships.

Why Should You Attend?

Hobson & Porter’s Foundations Scheme

Foundations is Hobson & Porter’s unique initiative to help create a sustainable workforce for the construction industry – educating, developing, and upskilling the next generation in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Which gained not only Regional but National recognition at the Constructing Excellence Awards 2022 by winning the People Development Award, which could not have been achieved without the support of many organisations within the industry. Our sincere thanks goes out to these organisations for their continued support.

Formalised in 2012, the Foundations Scheme is an annual initiative aligned to the academic calendar aimed at providing enriched career opportunities for all ages. Each year, Hobson & Porter will work with a group of pre-determined education partners covering four educational demographics:

The aims and aspirations of the Foundations Scheme are to inspire, collaborate and educate by:

Watch the video of our last event in 2022