UKCW 2019

NEC BIRMINGHAM   08-10 OCTOBER 2019

Following the launch of the UK Construction Week Role Models Campaign in March, we have received an overwhelming amount of response and support from the industry. With over 130 top quality entries from construction professionals in all walks of the industry, our judges have had a difficult task of shortlisting the nominees.

There were some truly inspiring stories and examples of how professionals are already making a huge difference in the industry. It is our idea that this campaign will give Role Models extra exposure and the platform to promote the industry’s image, inspiring the next generation of professionals to consider a career in construction.

UK Construction Week is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Role Models Campaign:

Aine Glackin, Associate Architect, White Ink Architects
Alison Watson, Chief Executive, Class Of Your Own Limited
Angela Dapper, Partner, Denton Corker Marshall
Anjali Pindoria, Project Surveyor, Avi Contracts Ltd
Anna Parker, Director & Founder, Intervention Architecture
Annabel Davis, Section Engineer (UK), Costain Group
Annabel Koeck, Architectural Deisgner, Grimshaw
Arleta Andreasik-Paton, Senior Project Manager, AECOM
Ben Pritchard, Consultant, Invennt
Christian Hatherall, Good Bricklaying Tutor,  Brooklands College
Christina Riley, Senior Construction Planner & Equality Diversity Inclusion, Kier Group
Christine Gausden, Director, Construction Project Management
Damini Sharma, Director, OM Group
Daniel Malcolm Lees, Senior Project Manager, Green Level Cornwall LLP
Daniel Sillivan, Electrical Design Engineer, Ridge and Partners LLP
Diego Padilla Phillips, Structural Engineer, WSP- Building Structures
Dr Sonia Zahiroddiny, BIM Strategy Manager, High Speed Two (HS2)
Dr Wei Yang, Founder, Wei Yang & Partners
Emily Pallot, Associate, Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Ltd
Emma Ferguson-Gould, Associate Director, Turner & Townsend
Jeanette MacIntyre, Managing Director, Indeglas
Katie Kelleher, Crawler Crane Operator, Select Plant Hire / Laing O'Rourke
Lauren Haines, Director, Elliotts
Lauren Barker, Head of Marketing & Communications, Lawcris Panel Products Ltd
Ian Fisher dipACEA M.Inst.R, Business Development Manager, Airmaster Air Conditioning Ltd
Livia Williams, Co-founder, Women in Roofing
Liz Orgill, Marketing Director, Construction Materials Online
Llyod Davies, Beyond Zero Coordinator, BAM Ritchies
Magda Dexter, Customer Experience Director, Saint-Gobain Building Distribution
Mairead Gallagher, BIM Coordinator, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Mizengo Sikombe, Quantity Surveyor, Rider Levett Bucknall (UK)
Rachel Bell, Divisional Director, Stride Treglown
Rob Driscoll, Deputy Director of Business Policy and Practice, ECA
Roger Tarry, Merchant, Elliotts
Ryan Williams, Owner/Director, Signature Williams
Sally Walters, Associate Director, Pell Frischmann
Dr. Sonia Zahiroddiny, BIM Strategy Manager, HS2 Ltd
Sophie Lydia Smith, Building Surveyor, Atkins
Tony Ryan MBA BEng (Hons) MIEI, Technical Director - UK & Ireland, Kingspan Insulated Panels

UKCW Role Models will be asked to speak at UK Construction Week on UKCW stage or individual show stages, to take part in our UKCW student initiative, and they will be asked to write for our Construction Matters Blog. They will be invited to selected events in the coming months, as well as being VIPs at the main event in October.

Role models will also be asked to take part in an outreach programme, going to colleges and schools in the coming months to talk to students and teachers at key stages of their education to explain what inspired them to choose construction as a career and bust any myths around the image of construction. 

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