Great to hear about the rise of women in the RIBA, RICS, RSPCA, etc (31 July, page 3) but the one thing you missed was that women are far better than men at getting money paid at a contracting business

We are a small M&E contractor, I am the managing director. Contractors always take the smack in any argument but, where a man in business asking for money will talk about footy, golf or sailing, women will not be distracted and get the dosh. My wife, in fact, is the financial director here, or as I call her after 38 years of marriage, Atilla the Mum.

Frank Barratt, Barratt Electrical & Mechanical