Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Women in Construction Awards – recognising excellence in NZ

Women in Construction Awards – recognising excellence in New Zealand

Hays held the inaugural ‘Women in Construction Awards’ on Thursday 20th March in Christchurch to recognise and reward women who have achieved excellence in the construction industry, companies that are committed to developing the careers of women in the industry, and individuals who support women in the industry.

The first award, the ‘Women in Construction Excellence Award’, was in recognition of a female construction professional with the highest levels of achievement and contribution. The award winner was Vanessa Bell from Men @ Work.

Maiden Group won the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Women in Construction – Company’, which was an acknowledgement of an organisation that has supported the development of women in the construction industry.

Finally the ‘Contribution for Supporting Women in Construction’ award recognised an individual who has provided outstanding support to women in the construction industry within the last two years. The winner was Coralie Pollard, Commercial Manager at Landmark Homes.

Nominations were received from employers of all sizes working in Christchurch’s construction industry.

“These awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by women in construction – and are timely recognition in light of the essential contribution women are making to the rebuild of Christchurch,” says Jason Walker, Managing Director of Hays in New Zealand.

“The number of women working in construction has grown significantly over recent years, but it remains a male-dominated industry. The objective of the Women in Construction Awards is to support the associations that bring attention to the outstanding performance of female construction professionals and highlight to young women the benefits of a career in construction.

“Given the sheer scope of the construction work required to rebuild Christchurch, and the ongoing skills shortages within construction, it is essential we recognise and celebrate the success of women in this profession and encourage more women to consider a construction career.

“These awards are the first of their kind in Christchurch, and due to their overwhelming success, Hays will extend the awards to Wellington and Auckland in 2015. Hays’ objective is for the awards to become an annual celebration of women in construction across New Zealand,” said Jason.

The award ceremony – guest speakers:
The following guest speakers shared their insights on working in New Zealand’s construction industry:
• Julie Potter, Senior Manager of Hays Construction in Christchurch;
• Dallas Welch, Acting CEO for Ministry of Women’s Affairs;
• Trina Lincoln, Chapter Chairwoman for the National Association of Women in Construction, Special Counsel: Construction at Anthony Harper;
• Carolyn Savage, Architect and President for the Federation of Business and Professional Women.

Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Tiwai Point (And Saying “No” In Greece)

Its hard to see how Rio Tinto’s one month delay in announcing its intentions about the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is a good sign for (a) the jobs of the workers affected or (b) for the New Zealand taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Dairy Product Prices Extend Slide To Six-Year Low

Dairy product prices continued their slide, paced by whole milk power, in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, weakening to the lowest level in six years. More>>

ALSO:

Copper Broadband: Regulator Set To Keep Chorus Pricing Largely Unchanged

The Commerce Commission looks likely to settle on a price close to its original decision on what telecommunications network operator Chorus can charge its customers, though it probably won’t backdate any update. More>>

ALSO:

Lower Levy For Safer Cars: ACC Backtracks On Safety Assessments

Dog and Lemon: “The ACC has based the entire levy system on a set of badly flawed data from Monash University. This Monash data is riddled with errors and false assumptions; that’s the real reason for the multiple mistakes in setting ACC levies.” More>>

ALSO:

Fast Track: TPP Negotiations Set To Accelerate, Groser Says

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership will accelerate in July, with New Zealand officials working to stitch up a deal by the month's end, according to Trade Minister Tim Groser. More>>

ALSO:

Floods: Initial Assessment Of Economic Impact

Authorities around the region have compiled an initial impact assessment for the Ministry of Civil Defence, putting the estimated cost of flood recovery at around $120 million... this early estimate includes social, built, and economic costs to business, but doesn’t include costs to the rural sector. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news