Women in Construction campaign wins big

Published:  29 October, 2018

A campaign by the Considerate Constructers Scheme to encourage women into the industry has won a prestigious award.

The “Spotlight on… Women in Construction” campaign, was launched less than a year ago. It won the Women in Construction Award for its “outstanding contribution” at the London Construction Awards.

The ceremony took place on 23 October at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.

The campaign was produced to address the concerning findings from a national survey, which revealed that women represent just 11% of the entire industry workforce and only 1% of the total workforce on site.

It provides practical information, resources and real-life case studies of women working across the industry, helping to address this issue in the short, medium and long term – all of which is hosted on the Scheme’s Best Practice Hub – the industry’s free-to-use online platform.

So far, the campaign has been viewed more than 11,000 times and its more recent e-learning course has been taken by more than 2,000 people.

CCS Chief Executive Edward Hardy, said: “The Scheme is thrilled to receive the ‘Women in Construction’ Award. It is only through the hard work, determination and enthusiasm of our team, and the many contributors to the campaign that has made this achievement happen. My congratulations to everyone involved in producing such an influential campaign.

“The Scheme was shortlisted among some extremely impressive finalists, so to be chosen as outright winner by a panel of highly respected industry leaders is a huge honour.

“This achievement reinforces how important it is to work together as one industry to make long lasting change to improve standards in considerate construction right across our industry.”

Pictured (L-R) Victoria Knowles, Sarah Oglesby, Jack Endean and Amy Kruse, all from CCS.

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