Scheme’s ‘Spotlight on…Women in construction’ campaign wins prestigious industry accolade

Scheme recognised for its “outstanding contribution” to encouraging women into the construction industry at the London Construction Awards.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is proud and honoured to triumph at the London Construction Awards, beating off stiff competition from 16 other finalists to receive the coveted Women in Construction Award.

The award recognises the Scheme’s exceptional efforts to inspire females to climb the career ladder of construction through its highly regarded ‘Spotlight on… Women in construction’ campaign, launched just a year ago.

Proving to be an essential go-to reference for construction sites, companies and suppliers across the UK and Ireland, the campaign has received over 11,000 page views, while its more recent e-learning course has been taken by over 2000 people.

Campaign success

32,100 campaign page views

18,300 e-learning course page views

2021 e-learning courses taken

The Campaign provides a variety of practical steps that can be taken to address this issue in the short, medium and long term, boosting the much-needed industry effort to attract more women into construction.

The London Construction Awards are the leading and most prestigious construction awards in London, recognising achievements, developments and innovation within London’s vibrant construction industry.

Consisting of 12 awards categories, including Sustainable Construction Award to Health and Safety Solution of the Year, the gongs were decided by an eminent panel of judges – all experienced construction leaders in their specialist fields.

Held at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on 23 October and hosted by comedian, actor and satirist, Marcus Brigstocke, the awards featured top level guest speakers, entertainment, a three-course dinner and exclusive networking opportunities with London’s leading construction professionals.

Any company that services the UK’s architecture, engineering and construction industry was eligible to enter.

Scheme Chief Executive Officer, 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.

The Scheme was shortlisted among some extremely impressive finalists, so to be chosen as outright winner by a panel of highly respected industry leaders is a huge honour.

The Best Practice Hub is at the very core of helping to spread practical guidance, resources and case studies for all and I would encourage everyone to use our Hub’s vast free resources.

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.

‘Spotlight on… Women in construction’

‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ aims to demonstrate why the construction industry should be addressing the issue of attracting more women into the industry.

Click here to view the campaign