The Shortlist 2023

The Shortlist of The Most Influential Women in Construction 2023

Following on from our live event, we’re excited to announce the full short list for the Top 100 Influential Women in Construction Awards. 

The overall list and the category winners will be announced during an exclusive event, on 4 October 2023 at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham.

Congratulations to the shortlist for the Top 100 Influential Women in Construction Awards. The independent panel of judges said it was an extremely difficult decision to shortlist due to the quality and number of entries for the awards. Below is the full shortlist. We look forward to celebrating with you all on Wednesday 4th October 2023. 

Whilst you may not be shortlisted for a specific category, the overall Top 100 list will be released on the night so be sure to book your tickets to celebrate the achievement of all the amazing people that were nominated for these awards.

A point to note, the Top 100 is not a ranked list, but a celebration of the 100 people that the judges determine are the most influential in construction.

Local Heroes

Southern – Sponsored by The Build Chain

  • Siu Mun Li, Head of Temporary Works and Engineering, Multiplex Construction Europe
  • Lisa-Jayne Cook, Service Sales Manager, GEA HRT Ltd
  • Simran Thiara, Regional Facade Specification Manager, Sotech

Eastern- Sponsored by KooToo

  • Kelly Cartwright, Owner, Core Recruiter Ltd
  • Clare Friel, Founder, Friel Consulting, Construction Anglia and Suffolk Property Drinks
  • Helen Clements, Senior Social Value Manager, Morgan Sindall
  • Carly Hughes, Health and Safety Consultant, SHE Advises Ltd

Midlands – Sponsored by GTC

  • Sara Barnes, Pre-Construction & Marketing Manager, Interclass
  • Carley Fountain, Company Owner, Castle Climate Control
  • Deepa Mistry, CEO, Building Safety Crisis Ltd
  • Lorraine Gregory, Midlands Director, CECA

Southwest – Sponsored by McGurk Group

  • Danielle Haskings, Head of Sustainability and Social Value, MCS Limited
  • Heather Hughes, Group Learning and Development Co-ordinator, Wain Group
  • Ali Hodges, MD & Co-Founder, Abode Heat

Northwest- Sponsored by Lightbulb

  • Jenny Darlington, Principal Consultant, WSP UK
  • Gail Farley, Head of Customer Experience, HMS
  • Zoe Brooke, CEO, The Save Construction Initiative
  • Philippa Gough, Managing Director, Derek Gough Associates

Northeast- Sponsored by Mr Merchandise

  • Bethany Holroyd, Health and Safety Business Partner, WSP UK
  • Lisa Pogson, Managing Director, AirMaster
  • Caroline Key, Director, Starspan
  • Sukhi Kaur, Director, Build 4 U Property Ltd 

Wales – Sponsored by City & Guilds

  • Catherine Evans, Managing Estimator, Lovell Partnerships Ltd
  • Katie Hathaway, Head of Social Value Region 1, Bouygues UK
  • Nichola Venables, CEO, New Build Database

Scotland – Sponsored by Scottish Building Federation

  • Mairi Coleman, Construction Director, Macleod Construction
  • Anne Okafor, Planner, Cruden Engineering (Scotland)
  • Jemma Quin, Temporary Works Manager, Robertson
  • Emily Carr, Design Manager, Kier Group

Northern Ireland- Sponsored by People Partnership

  • Sinead Molloy, Founder, She Built It NI
  • Ciara Doherty, Project Manager, Babcock Rail
  • Lorna Hagan, Director, Construction Tuition Ltd

One to Watch – Sponsored by Interclass

  • Rylie Sweeney, Apprentice Site Manager, Willmott Dixon
  • Jumena Begum, Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Equans
  • Deepa Mistry, CEO Building Safety Crisis Ltd
  • Sophie Doyle, Assistant Project Manager, Ridge and Partners LLP
  • Amy Scott, Head of External Comms and Brand, Kier Group 

Ally – Sponsored by In-Sync Group 

  • Sinead Clarkson, Quantity Surveyor, PH Plasterers Ltd
  • Clare Friel, Founder Friel Good
  • Damini Sharma, CEO, The OM Group
  • Tracey Collins, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Kier Group
  • Anna Whiting, Head of Communications and Events, the Offsite Alliance
  • Terence Harris, Head of Safety, Amazon

Woman on the Tools – Sponsored by Crosby Media

  • Adele Morris-Hall, Site Manager, HMS
  • Karen Logue, Apprentice Joiner, Lewis Builders Limited
  • Emma Oakes, Electrician, Sovini Property Services
  • Sinead Molloy, Director, She Built It NI
  • Giulia Papi, Data Intelligence Manager, InnDex

Influential List

Client – Sponsored by Bletchley Group

  • Kat & Fiona Parsons, Head of D&I ISS/All Female Build Project,  
  • Gemma Lancaster, Recruiter, Travis Perkins
  • Sophie Clare, Senior Project Manager, Mott MacDonald
  • Catherine Griffith Williams, CEO, Constructing Excellence Wales
  • Michelle Stonley, Council Member and Group SHE Manager, IOSH & Onward Homes
  • Sarah Le-Gresley, Innovation Director, MichelMersh Brick Holdings
  • Vicky Squibb, Head of Legal, Kier Group

Designer – Sponsored by National Access and Scaffolding Confederation

  • Ali Hodges, MD & Co-Founder, Abode Heat
  • Damini Sharma, CEO and Senior Principal Designers, The OM Group
  • Simone de Gale, CEO, Simone de Gale Architects
  • Pippa Jacob, Architect, NJ Architects  

Contractor – Sponsored by Citation

  • Elaine Kendall, Head of Sustainability and Communications, Kori Construction
  • Anita Harrison-Carroll, Group Chief Business Officer, The Sovini Group
  • Andrea White, Fire Engineer and Managing Director, A W Fire Ltd
  • Louisa Finlay, Chief People Officer, Kier Group Plc
  • Siu Mun Li, Head of Temporary Works and Engineering, Multiplex Construction Europe
  • Christina Riley, Senior Planner, Quinn London
  • Nicola Hodkinson, Owner & Director, Seddon Construction

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