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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.
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Katherine Kitchener appointed Willmott Dixon regional head of land and development

Katherine Kitchener has been made Willmott Dixon regional head of land and development for the North to support levelling up plans.
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Will Watson appointed as PT Blink US director

Former Arup and Katerra engineering executive Will Watson appointed as PT Blink US director, the Australian construction and property tech company.
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Planning approval secured for 200 new homes in Hartlepool

National housebuilder Keepmoat Homes has obtained planning approval to transform derelict land into 234 new homes in Hartlepool.
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Dispelling stereotypes of construction workers

Stereotypes of construction workers may be harming perceptions of the industry and contributing to a waning workforce and skills shortages.
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Former soldier gains work experience on Redcar construction site

Anthony Allan, 31, from Darlington, is undertaking work experience at Vistry Partnership North East’s Kirkleatham Green development in the hopes to secure a trainee site manager position.
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Colas appoints Faïçal Lahmamsi as chief executive officer

Colas is pleased to announce that Faïçal Lahmamsi has been appointed as chief executive officer.
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Manufacturing company fined after employee crushed to death

Fine of £18,000 issued to manufacturing company after an employee was crushed to death under the forks of a side-loader lift truck.
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United Living announces Ole Pugholm as group chief financial officer

Following recent turnover success, United Living Group has appointed Ole Pugholm to the role of group chief financial officer.
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Durkan appoints Tim Carpenter as new managing director of construction

Durkan, a leading independent development and construction company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Carpenter as its new managing director of construction.
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Transformational plans announced for Bolton green skills centre

Work to transform a Bolton retail park into a green skills centre could begin this summer, following the release of redevelopment plans.
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Jacobs and Mace to oversee The Ellinikon regeneration project

Mace and Jacobs have been appointed to manage the regeneration of the former Athens airport and the neighbouring coastal front, Ellinikon.
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Simpson appoints Andrew Gatenby as new managing director

Simpson is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Gatenby as the company's new managing director.
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Rollalong appoints Michelle Davies as new manufacturing director

Modular manufacturer Rollalong is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Davies as their new manufacturing director.
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Aptus Utilities’ ‘employee of the future’ apprenticeship scheme

As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, Aptus Utilities provide insight into their award winning apprenticeship scheme.
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Taking the first step in a career in building control

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Charlotte Turner shares her experience as a building control apprentice on Assent’s Degree Apprenticeship programme.
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Creating a new learning culture for construction apprenticeships

James Gordon, senior HR manager at Willmott Dixon Interiors, explains how apprenticeships are facilitating a cultural shift within the company and helping to promote learning at all levels of the business.
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West Fraser tackles youth unemployment with new partnership

West Fraser, formerly known as Norbord, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Youth Employment UK to tackle youth unemployment.
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Unearthing the next generation of construction workers

In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, Sean Keyes, MD of Sutcliffe, provides his thoughts on the importance of apprenticeship schemes and how the company is going above and beyond to unearth the next generation of construction workers.
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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.
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Wates joins Northern Coalition on Skills to tackle North-South skills divide

Wates Group has announced it is joining the Northern Coalition on Skill to push apprenticeships and support the national levelling up agenda.
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Temporary visa’s needed to tackle construction labour shortage

Gleeds backs Sadiq Khan’s call to introduce a temporary visa scheme to tackle the ongoing construction labour shortage.
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Construction industry must create psychologically safe workplaces

Dr Lynne Green, chief clinical officer at Kooth, looks at the issues and causes of construction burnout and how employees, employers and colleagues can spot the signs.
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Mace veteran Steven Mason appointed to Gleeds executive director

Gleeds has appointed Mace cost consultant veteran Steven Mason as the new executive director at its London headquarters.
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Rendall & Rittner appoints Jason Wakefield as head of procurement

Rendall & Rittner has appointed Jason Wakefield as head of procurement to improve service and value for clients.

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