Women win three out of four categories in young achievers awards plus overall gong

women in construction

Women in the construction industry have triumphed at an awards ceremony for young professionals.
Despite women making up only 9% of the industry’s workforce, three out of the four winners at the Duke of Gloucester’s Young Achievers Awards held at the RIBA last night at the RIBA (14 March) were female.
The awards had four categories: architecture, engineering, surveying and project management. There were female winners in three of the categories, and the overall winner, an engineer from Kier, was female too.
Winners each receive a unique package of support through the Construction Youth Trust and development opportunities through a one year mentoring programme.

The winners were as follows:
Architecture: Apeksha Gupta - BRE Wales & South West, Renewable Energy KTP Associate
Engineering: Stacey Clifford - Kier, Graduate Engineer
Project management: Paul Ebbs - Barratt David Wilson, Site Manager
Surveying: Stacey Kirkham - Interserve Construction, Quantity Surveyor
Overall Winner: Stacey Clifford - Kier, Graduate Engineer

The highly commended finalists were:
Architecture: Angeletia Clarke, Part III student
Engineering: Jenny Durie - Atkins
Project management: Kevin Gosney - Lend Lease
Surveying: Laura Firth - Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend

Now in its second year, the scheme particularly recognises young people who have overcome barriers to get to where they are, and judges read applications from young people who had shown “exceptional resilience and determination”.