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EqualEngineers:
Our Story

We have been working towards a better, more diverse, inclusive and equal Engineering and Technology sector since 2017.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to create inclusive engineering and technology organisations by increasing the diversity of the workforce and improve stakeholder health and wellbeing. We do this by connecting inclusive employers with diverse candidates in engineering and technology.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the provider of choice of talent sourcing, event delivery and consulting services on inclusion by consistently delivering successful and innovative projects, interventions and services in the engineering and technology industries.

Our Values

Our values are the essential and enduring principles that define us as a company:

  • A shared recognition with our stakeholders that equality, diversity and inclusion are essential to effective individual and organisational performance
  • A deep belief that inclusivity intersects with safety, health and wellbeing and that this is a critical key messaging factor for engineering and technology
  • An open relationship with our stakeholders based on mutual trust, respect and success
  • Transparency, accountability and discipline in our service delivery
  • Excellent customer service

Meet The Team

Dr. Mark McBride-Wright MBE CEng MIChemE

Founder & CEO

Dr. Mark McBride-Wright MBE, CEng, MIChemE, is a distinguished leader in diversity and inclusion within the engineering sector. Recognised for his significant contributions, he received the prestigious Rooke Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering in July 2022 and an MBE in June 2023 for services to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. A Visiting Professor of Inclusive Engineering Leadership at University College London, Mark brings an academic rigour to his work that complements his professional endeavours.

As the Founder and Managing Director of EqualEngineers, Mark has been instrumental in connecting over 10,000 diverse job seekers with more than 100 inclusive employers through over 50 Engineering & Technology career fairs since 2017. His initiatives include the founding of the Equality in Engineering conference and the Engineering Talent Awards, as well as pioneering the Masculinity in Engineering research theme, all aimed at fostering significant positive changes in organisational culture. EqualEngineers also offers extensive training programmes for engineers at all levels, with notable clients such as EDF Energy, SSE, and GKN Aerospace.

Additionally, Mark co-founded InterEngineering, a cross-industry network that supports LGBTQ+ engineers and allies, enhancing his impact on the engineering community. His advocacy has earned him multiple accolades, including the following:

  • Recipient of 2022 Rooke Award, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Winner 2016 “Corporate Rising Star” British LGBT Awards
  • #2 in 2015 Financial Times Future LGBT Leaders list (#6 2016)
  • Shortlisted, “Young Chemical Engineer in Industry”, 2016 IChemE Global Awards
  • InterEngineering, “Highly Commended” at 2015 Inclusive Networks Awards
  • InterEngineering, Shortlisted for “LGBT Community Group of the Year”, 2016 National Diversity Awards
  • InterEngineering, Shortlisted “Corporate Equality Award”, 2016 PinkNews Awards

Fayon Dixon

Engagement Manager

Fayon Dixon is a broadcaster, host and facilitator who has remained committed to the motivation and inspiration of others over 15 years of projects. Her versatility in presenting includes LIVE events, TV broadcasts, STEM networking events, online seminars and virtual hybrid hosting. An advocate for equality and diversity in engineering careers, Fayon has worked on a number of projects with EqualEngineers and is now a permanent member of the team as our Engagement Manager.

Fayon keeps a hand in broadcasting as a newspaper reviewer on Talk Radio, and weekly contributor across BBC local radio stations, motivating the nation with her ‘Winning Over Wednesday’ feature. Fayon is the proud creator, host and producer of the award-winning ‘The Kids Are Alright Show’ on Riverside Radio, and co-facilitator of a radio club for local teens to develop their confidence and learn skills to achieve an accreditation in radio production.

Fayon has delivered workshops in schools across the UK which encourage creative learning techniques. Over this time, she has also been a reader and workshop leader to stroke survivors in hospitals and in the community, supporting them to regain their voices and confidence.

Luigi Bozzo

Programme & Events Associate

Luigi Bozzo is a Programme & Events Associate with a background in digital training, event coordination, administrative roles, and mentoring programmes. He graduated from the University of East London and has applied his skills to support Black and Minorities Ethnicity  communities, working to enhance digital literacy and access.

In his role, Luigi is involved in the planning and execution of various digital and in-person events, including employer insight sessions and industry engagement events. These events aim to connect members with industry experts, facilitating knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. Additionally, Luigi manages the maintenance of the EqualEngineers websites and oversees the organisation’s social media presence and communications. He ensures that updates and news reach the members efficiently through regular emails.

His work is focused on supporting the operational needs of EqualEngineers and contributing to the organisation’s online engagement strategies. Luigi’s approach is centred on maintaining steady and reliable approach for the projects he is part of, helping to keep projects on track and ensuring his continuous support to his teammates when needed. 

Christopher Brown

Recruitment Associate

Christopher Brown is our dynamic Recruitment Associate at EqualEngineers. Christopher joined us after gaining extensive experience in recruitment within the technology and engineering sectors. His passion for these fields has been shaped by years of hands-on experience, where he honed his skills and deepened his understanding of the intricacies of technical recruitment. Before embarking on his recruitment journey, Christopher graduated from De Montfort University Leicester, earning a bachelor’s degree in Business & Management. This educational foundation has equipped him with a robust understanding of business operations and management strategies, making him a valuable asset to our team.

At EqualEngineers, Christopher is known for his boundless energy and positive attitude—qualities that make him a standout in any setting. His professional background spans across sales and recruitment, allowing him to effectively bridge the gap between clients and candidates. Christopher’s approach goes beyond mere placements; he is deeply committed to understanding the needs and aspirations of each candidate, ensuring that every job match promotes both personal and professional growth. His commitment to excellence is evident in everything he does, from navigating complex hiring landscapes to providing mentorship to new team members.

Christopher’s role at EqualEngineers involves more than just filling positions. He is a pivotal part of our mission to foster an inclusive and diverse engineering workforce. By encouraging a supportive and collaborative environment, he helps empower his colleagues and instills a sense of unity within the team. For clients, Christopher is a trusted advisor, helping them find the perfect candidates who not only meet their technical requirements but also enhance the cultural and innovative aspects of their teams. For candidates, he is a guide and mentor, helping them step confidently into their next career phase with EqualEngineers.

Dr Stewart Eyres, MInstP, FRAS, FHEA

Education & Training Manager

Stewart worked in universities for over 30 years, between 2009 and 2023 leading academic departments delivering education and research across STEM disciplines. He gained a MSc  and PhD in Radio Astronomy from the University of Manchester, and continues to chair the UK Research & Innovation committee overseeing the UK’s National Facility for Radio Astronomy. He has developed a body of expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion with experience particularly relevant to research, teaching and assessment in universities. 

Leading EqualEngineers’ Education and Training strategy, he is developing the provision for all our clients, including our online and in person offers. He is also heading up our growing relationships with universities. This engagement with students and how they are educated is a key element of our strategy to make engineering & technology more diverse, equitable and inclusive. It goes beyond that into developing inclusive research cultures, shaping how research takes place as well as what research questions engineering academics decide to tackle.  

Alongside training this extends to consultancy on factors such as meeting Engineering Council expectations on inclusive professional practice, inclusive culture expectations attached to UK Research & Innovation funding and the reframing of excellence to be more inclusive within the Research Excellence Framework. By changing how academics approach their own practice, he anticipates a multiplier effect as graduates and researchers become the change across the engineering sector. 

Elio López Vega

Digital Media Lead

Elio López Vega is a skilled Digital Media Lead at EqualEngineers, bringing a wealth of expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud and various other design software. With a solid academic background, Elio earned a BA(Hons) in Film Production with first-class honours from the University of Portsmouth, followed by a Master’s degree in Editing and Postproduction from The Core School in Madrid. His educational journey has equipped him with a deep understanding of visual storytelling and digital content creation.

At EqualEngineers, Elio is responsible for overseeing the digital landscape of the company. His role encompasses a broad range of duties including spearheading marketing campaigns, managing social media strategies, and maintaining the company website. Elio’s creativity is not just confined to the digital realm; he also leads videography and photography at company events, ensuring high-quality media production that aligns with the brand’s values and mission.

Elio’s commitment to excellence in digital media has significantly enhanced EqualEngineers’ online presence, driving engagement and enhancing user experience across all digital platforms. His ability to blend technical skills with creative execution makes him a key player in the ongoing success of EqualEngineers’ digital initiatives.

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