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CEMEX signs UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

CEMEX announced its commitment to gender equality by becoming a signatory to the UN Women and UN Global Compact’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (“WEPs”). The WEPs, along with the company’s existing diversity and inclusion guidelines, serve as further guidance for CEMEX to promote equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community. CEMEX …

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Digby Stone bring 2019 to a close with two prominent industry awards

Family business Digby Stone, industry-leading supplier of natural stone and porcelain paving hard landscaping products bring another successful year to a close with the acceptance of two distinguished awards within the construction industry. Despite precarious circumstances for all businesses in the current political climate, the company were presented with the …

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NMBS highlights women in industry

Independent builders’ merchant buying group NMBS brought together a selection of women from the merchanting industry at its first Women in Industry Conference last Friday (September 13). The brainchild of NMBS finance director Julie Langford, the invitation-only event, held at the London Stock Exchange, was designed to encourage women in the …

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Actis director chosen as Women in Construction Ambassador

Actis regional sales director Jemma Harris has been chosen as a Women in Construction Ambassador by London Olympia’s London Build Expo. Harris, who heads up the sales team in the Northern half of the UK, will be among scores of women selected to help drive equality and diversity within the …

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How can we Encourage Girls to Consider Construction?

Exam season has arrived and for many 15-year-old girls, it means feeling the pressure of deciding what career path they want to follow. For many of them though, a career within the construction industry is probably not at their top of the list. CITB data shows that the appeal of  …

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Construction College Celebrates 30% Rise in Female Technicians

A Leeds college is celebrating its latest figures indicating a boost in women moving into some fields of construction. According to the data, over the last 4 years Leeds College of Building has seen a 30% increase in the number of women studying technician courses including civil engineering and quantity …

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Women proving that construction is not just a man’s world

A leading lawyer in the construction industry has called for more women to get involved in the sector. Rebecca Palmer, 42, who heads the construction department at Ipswich-based solicitors Prettys, has dealt with legal issues in the industry for more than 13 years. And, ahead of International Women’s Day this …

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Polypipe saddles up for sponsorship of fledgling female cycling team

Polypipe has signed on as principal sponsor of a new all-female competitive cycling academy. The Doncaster-based manufacturer of plastic above and below ground drainage and water management systems will continue its support of developing talented sportspeople by backing the new Racescene Female Development Academy (RFDA) for the 2019 race season. …

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‘Spotlight on…Women in Construction’ campaign wins prestigious industry award

Scheme recognised for its “outstanding contribution” to encouraging women into the construction industry The Considerate Constructors Scheme has triumphed at the London Construction Awards, winning the ‘Women in Construction’ Award for its national ‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ campaign. The award recognises the Scheme’s exceptional efforts to boost the much-needed industry …

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Women in property

With a start-stop stint at college, 20-year-old, Alisha Winder decided that solely spending days in the classroom wasn’t right for her and opted to kick start her career by joining the housebuilding workforce. Winder, who joined Linden Homes’ West Yorkshire region in Leeds in September 2017, is now one of …

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