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Balfour Beatty and Ford launch new suicide prevention campaign 

Balfour Beatty and Ford have teamed up to support the launch of a new 'Make it Visible' suicide prevention campaign, delivered in partnership with construction charity The Lighthouse Club.
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HS2 pledge support for jobseekers with disabilities and health conditions

HS2, in partnership with the RBKC and the CNWL NHS Foundation Trust has pledged support for HS2 jobseekers with disabilities and long term health conditions.
top employers for women

Wates and Willmott Dixon named as The Times Top Employers for...

Wates Group and Willmott Dixon have been listed as The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022, the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established listing of employers striving for gender equality in the workplace.
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MHA awarded Customer Service Excellence Standard

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has been awarded its Customer Service Excellence Standard after independent inspection, achieving the highest possible Compliance Plus rating in 11 individual areas of its work.
women in the built environment

Championing the next generation of women in the built environment

When you think of an industry historically dominated by men, the built environment sector may be one of the first that comes to mind. Sarah Towers, operations manager at SPIE UK, explores how the sector can champion the next generation of women in the built environment.
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Unity Homes appoint Sean Kelly as regeneration manager

Unity Homes has appointed Sean Kelly as regeneration manager, who will play a role in delivering the Leeds-based BME housing association’s development programme and oversee the work of Unity’s Employment Services Team to support tenants and clients into jobs and training.
women in engineering

Women in engineering: Leading from the front

The number of women in engineering professions has risen significantly in the past decade, but representation is still not where it should be. Having more women in leadership roles can make a major difference, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).
skilled women

How skilled women are breaking down barriers and building careers in...

What was once considered a male-dominated world is now home to ambitious, skilled women who are breaking down the barriers to smash gender stereotypes and bring a fresh perspective to the ever-changing construction industry.
gender diversity in construction

Building inclusivity: Gender diversity in construction

Helen Moore, group director of Orbit Homes, is a woman who is working in the construction sector. In this article, Helen explains to PBC Today how the sector needs to address the skills shortage and tackle gender diversity in construction.
gender diversity in construction

Wates launches programme to increase gender diversity in construction

Wates Group has announced a new programme to bring 125 women into the construction industry by 2025, to accelerate gender diversity in construction.
female construction apprentices

Persimmon Homes to recruit 50 female construction apprentices

Persimmon Homes mark International Women’s Day with the launch of its Target 50 initiative, which will recruit 50 female construction apprentices across the country.
construction talent

International Women’s Day: Why we need to nurture construction talent

Charlie Avara, director, All Done, is advocating for female construction talent to be nurtured within the industry as women are a vital cog in the sector, but how can we break the bias?
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International Women’s Day: Five things I’ve learnt as a woman working...

As a woman working in construction, Daphne Thissen, Thissen Consulting, is passionate about bridging the gender diversity gap at senior leadership level. Here, she provides an interesting insight into how the industry can help break bias and encourage more women to pursue careers in male-dominated industries.
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Construction TikTok: Women in construction fight discrimination on social media

Construction TikTok is paving the way to raise awareness about sexism as women in the industry use the social networking app to fight for meaningful change.
female construction workers

How can we inspire female construction workers?

As the next generation of female construction workers, Katie Wiseman, trainee quantity surveyor and Shannon Massey, pre-construction project manager, tell us all about their roles, what inspired them to enter the industry and their hopes for the future.
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Burrington Estates celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8 marks the 47th year of International Women’s Day. Katie Wells, Michelle Mitchell, and Natalie Tucker from Burrington Estates explain what needs to be done to encourage more women into a male-dominated sector.
gender disparity in construction 

Tackling gender disparity in the construction industry

Construction now, more than ever, is looking to bring new entrants into the industry. As a male-dominated sector, Jane Pearce, sales and marketing director at Devonshire Homes tells PBC Today her experience, and how to tackle the gender disparity in construction.
Central Scotland Branch

Women in Planning opens new Central Scotland Branch

Women in Planning has announced it is launching a new Central Scotland branch in response to growing interest within Edinburgh.
culture change

This year’s UK Construction Week will focus on culture change

This year more than 25,000 people will gather together at UK Construction Week to discuss how culture change can be achieved in the industry.
inclusion and diversity

Tarmac receives major inclusion and diversity award

Tarmac has received the Clear Assured Silver Standard award in recognition of its dedication to inclusion and diversity.
diversity in construction

How we can begin to build better diversity in construction in...

Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, VP of EMEA, Procore, considers why diversity and inclusion are important to construction, what businesses should and can be doing to be more inclusive, and how companies can attract and retain talent in the best way moving forwards.
construction stereotypes

Industry urged to rethink recruitment tactics and tackle stereotypes

The construction industry is being encouraged to rethink how they attract their workforce to change construction stereotypes and diversify their workforce.
women in the construction industry

The role of women in the construction industry

Victoria Brocklesby, COO at Origin, explains her progression to where she is today and why it is important for women in the construction industry and manufacturing to play their part.

Closing the built environment gender gap with women into construction

The need to improve gender diversity within the construction industry has been at the forefront of conversations for some time. Morgan Sindall explains the importance of closing the gender gap, and bringing more women into construction.
diversity and inclusion

How the construction industry can improve equality, diversity, and inclusion

Yvonne Howard is a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant at EW Group, a full-service diversity and inclusion consultancy. In this article, she discusses ways that the construction industry can improve its equality, diversity, and inclusion policies, and what the benefits and pitfalls could be for the sector.
Architecture apprenticeships

Architecture, apprenticeships and addressing the diversity crisis 

William Poole-Wilson, founder and managing director of WILL+Partners, explains the role of architectural apprenticeships in overcoming the diversity crisis.