This year marks the start of real change for the Construction Industry, the Top 100 showcases the amazing people we have working within the sector and helps to make female and non-binary role models more visible and accessible.
On the evening of 27th of October, the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Construction Awards celebrated and showcased the amazing role models within the industry, which includes people working on-site right through to the boardroom.
As well as announcing the overall Top 100 list, the evening celebrated the 15 category winners below:
Unsung Hero – Southern
Shaynesia Byfield, Project Manager
Unsung Hero – Eastern
Clare Friel, Founder, Friel Consulting
Unsung Hero – Midlands
Lydia Chard, Business Development Manager, Star Scaffolding Ltd
Unsung Hero – South West
Rachel Ledger, Deputy Operations Director – Water, WSP
Unsung Hero – North West
Hattie Hasan, Founder & CEO, Stopcocks Group
Unsung Hero – North East
Bethany Holroyd, Health and Safety Business Partner, WSP UK
Unsung Hero – Wales
Lana Edwards, Plant Operator, R O’Donnell
Unsung Hero – Scotland
Aidan Walusiak, Building Inspector, National House Building Council
Unsung Hero – Northern Ireland
Una McCabe, Mentoring and Supporting Officer, Women’s TEC & MEGA
One to Watch
Crystal Van Den Berg, Civil Engineer Technician Apprentice, PT Contractors
Kelly Cartwright, Company owner, Core Recruiter Ltd
Most Influential Client
Jane Cartwright, Sales Director – Cornwall, Persimmons Homes
Most Influential Designer
Adrienne Gawne-Cain, Architect, Cain Architects
Most Influential Contractor
Amy Underwood, Plant Operator, Underwood Plant Hire & Contractor
Most Influential Overall
Roni Savage, CEO and Founder, Jomas Associates
Danny Clarke, Commercial Director for the National Federation of Builders comments: ”We launched the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Construction Awards this year in order to celebrate the amazing women and their allies that are doing wonderful things throughout the Industry. Whilst its undeniable that we need to bring more females into the industry we also need to recognise the amazing people we have already working within it.
Unlike many influential lists that focus purely on senior individuals, the NFB’s Top 100 Women in Construction is fully inclusive and crucially showcases all the role models in our industry from Trainees and Apprentices right the way through to the boardroom”.
Following on from the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Construction Awards the NFB hosted a launch event for the programme of personal development and support which has been developed with the NFBs Women in Construction network to secure the legacy of the Top 100 influential women’s list.