AFBE-UK aims to challenge and inspire people of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) origin to make enhanced contributions in their respective fields, and to add value to their communities using engineering as a platform. We are a registered not-for-profit organisation that encourages people of black and minority ethnicity to study engineering, support those who aspire to be successful engineers, promote engineering in the schools and promote diversity in the workforce. We also advise organisations on how to promote diversity in industry and create healthy, inclusive and sustainable environments where minorities can do their best work and thrive. Our objective is to increase the engineering talent available in the UK and to drive the economic growth. AFBE-UK has two active chapters in London and Aberdeen that work to achieve a common goal. AFBE-UK is not exclusive to people from a particular ethnic origin, however it focuses on people that have and share the experience and interest in inspiring people of BME origin in our communities. Since AFBE-UK began we have held programmes/seminars/networking events that are of interest to BME engineers. AFBE-UK has received a warm welcome from key players within the engineering industry, government bodies, various overseas high commission offices and the wider community www.afbe.org.uk www.afbescotland.org.