Striving for Equality in Construction on International Women’s Day
Its International Women’s Day and Anwyl Partnerships are celebrating equality in construction.
At Anwyl Partnerships, women play a vital role across the business. Historically, construction has been an industry deemed as ‘mens work’, but in recent years this archaic notion has begun to change and evolve and businesses such as ours are leading the way.
Currently, at Anwyl Partnership’s, women account for 25% of the overall workforce. This includes both skilled site operatives and staff based at the head office in Flintshire, in construction professional roles ranging from architectural technicians, to quantity surveyors and estimators. Anwyl has seen the number of female employees rising rapidly over the last 5 years, and in 2019, 10% of the female workforce received a promotion.
Anwyl has and continues to pride itself on its commitment to operating a business, based embracing and driving equal opportunities. We are keen to employ, train and support a growing female workforce, developing careers on site and in the office. We believe that a more gender balanced biasness is a more successful business.
There’s no doubt that an imbalance in the ratio of males to females still exists across the industry. With this in mind, we will continue to work to ensure we to see a further increase in recruiting females into key professional roles, whilst enabling the professional development of our existing female workforce.
Tom Anwyl, Managing Director of Anwyl Partnerships explained
Anwyl Partnerships are also actively working with its supply chain to help encourage the recruitment of female new entrants into vacancies and apprenticeship positions, through the creation of work placements and partnering with training organisations who specialise in working with women.
International Women’s Day 2020 is taking place this year on the 8th March. The 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual based on a campaign theme an – ‘equal world is an enabled world’.
The theme asks that we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.
We will ensure that all of our team and partners are aware of our support for this important day whist giving us, as a business, the opportunity to celebrate the many successful and important women within our growing teams.
Added Natalie Palframan, Marketing & Community Engagement Executive at Anwyl Partnerships.