Paul Wilkinson

Paul has been working in construction industry marketing and public relations since 1987, with some of the sector’s best-known names. He is also a leading authority on the use of construction collaboration technology platforms.

Today, his PR and marketing communications expertise includes:

  • PR and marketing strategy, including web 2.0 integration
  • Media relations (news releases, feature writing, crisis management)
  • Event management (from traditional seminars and conferences to ‘hybrid’ events)
  • Research, copywriting, editing and production of publications (annual reports, brochures, case studies, data-sheets, award entries, etc)
  • Internal and client communications (newsletters, intranets, events, e-newsletters)
  • Website development

Paul is actively involved in several UK industry organisations and communities including:

  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations, where he is a Fellow, Council member, chair of the construction and property special interest group (CAPSIG), a trainer, and an Accredited Practitioner
  • Constructing Excellence, where he is a Collaborative Working Champion, a member of the steering group, chair of its social media working group, and provides support for the G4C early career professionals group
  • Institution of Civil Engineers, where he is deputy chair of the Information Systems Panel
  • COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT), where he is a member of the management board
  • Be2camp, a social media advocacy movement for the built environment, which he co-founded in 2008
  • Be2Awards – Paul organised the world’s first social media awards for the built environment in 2011


In 1994, he was recruited to head PR for the professional services division of Tarmac (later Carillion), overseeing PR, publications, websites and internal communications across more than a dozen businesses during a period of major corporate changes.

Paul has fulfilled projects for clients including HBG Construction, the Building Centre Trust, Greenwich Enterprise Board, pcm, the CAM Foundation, the Construction Best Practice Programme, and from early 2000, BIW Technologies.

By mid-2000, Paul had been recruited by BIW and as part of the core management team helped propel the software developer to the forefront of the UK’s expanding construction collaboration technology market, winning the 2006 Building Entrepreneur of the Year award along the way.