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Tamsin Tweddell crowned Woman of the Year at Building Awards

Senior Partner at Max Fordham, Tamsin Tweddel, was crowned ‘Woman of the Year’ at last night’s Building Awards.

The prize acknowledges and rewards stand-out achievement by a woman in the construction industry, in an effort to highlight positive role models to enhance the sector’s appeal for other women.

‘It makes me proud to work for a practice where nearly a quarter of the engineers are women,’ Tweddel enthused. ‘Engineering has, for too long, been seen as an industry only for men.’

She hopes that this award will help promote the role of women in the industry. ‘Diversity is essential if we are to find new ways of thinking about the problems we will face in years to come.’

Tweddel was recently elevated to Senior Partner at Max Fordham, the first woman to do so at the Practice, having joined in 2000. She is the Sustainability Team Leader at Max Fordham, specialising in building performance.

She has an impressive portfolio of project work, most recently leading the sustainability programme for the development of Keynsham Civic Centre in its ambition to achieve an in-use ‘DEC A’ rating.

Tweddel also serves as Chair of the Diversity Working Group at Max Fordham, helping to extend the appeal of engineering beyond the gender imbalance to other groups that have also traditionally found the industry difficult to engage with.

The annual Awards were held at Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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