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 work to boost the industry-wide effort to attract more women into the construction sector, through its ‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ campaign, launched less than a year ago.
The Scheme received the award at the London Construction Awards ceremony held on 23 October at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.
The campaign was produced to address the findings from a national survey, which revealed that women represent just 11% of the entire industry workforce and only 1% of the total workforce on site.
‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ is hosted on the Scheme’s Best Practice Hub – a free-to-use online platform. The campaign provides practical information, resources and real-life case studies of women working across the industry, helping to address this issue in the short, medium and long term.
Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy, said: “The Scheme is thrilled to receive the ‘Women in Construction’ Award. It is only through the hard work, determination and enthusiasm of our team, and the many contributors to the campaign that has made this achievement happen. My congratulations to everyone involved in producing such an influential campaign.
“This achievement reinforces how important it is to work together as one industry to make long lasting change to improve standards in considerate construction right across our industry.”
So far, the campaign has been viewed over 11,000 times and its more recent e-learning course has been taken by over 2,000 people.
Image: From left to right: Representatives from the Considerate Constructors Scheme with the award: Victoria Knowles, Sarah Oglesby, Jack Endean and Amy Kruse