London Build

London Build

London Build 2018

Elvin Box

Elvin Box

Chair, London Constructing Excellence Club

Elvin is a Chartered Builder who holds an MBA with the Open University Business School (OUBS). He has been involved with Constructing Excellence since its inception over 20 years ago and Chair of London Constructing Excellence since 2018.

An acclaimed international speaker, facilitator and writer, during his multifarious career with major international programme and construction management organisations he has become renowned for his expertise in utilising creativity to enable innovation and business improvement. This has led to undertaking notable assignments, including the MoD's Strategic Defence Review and the major rail project, High Speed Two.

For over a decade Elvin has tutored internationally on the OUBS MBA programme. His highly engaging and motivational approach to lecturing and facilitation has led to personnel invitations to perform for the likes of: Oxford University Innovation Ltd; International Criminal Court in the Hague; HULT International Business School; Association of MBA’s; the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Elvin’s quite unique and highly engaging story-teller communication style has also come to prominence through the Movember Foundation. Elvin is a survivor of prostate cancer and is a passionate advocate of improving the ‘Quality of Life’ for its victims. Consequently, he volunteers for the Movember Foundation as a Community Ambassador, undertaking a multitude of various, high profile media assignments and corporate speaking events on their behalf.

Elvin’s other notable credits include:

  • Authored ‘Give Peace and Conflict A Chance; my Personal Voodoo’ published within the highly acclaimed personal development book, ‘My Voodoo’, (Firth and Carayol, 2002)

  • Authored 'Power Facilitation', a chapter within ‘Business Creativity-Practitioner’s Handbook’, published by the University of Greenwich (Dr.Kanes Rajah, 2007)

  • Past Chair of CIOB’s International Research and Innovation Panel

  • Regular Facilitator for OUBS’s ‘Business Perspectives’ Master classes, Webinars and MBA Refresher Weekends

  • Appeared in a BBC TV programme for the Open University



What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​