‘Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering 2024’ Shortlist Announced

The nominees for the Inspiring Women In Construction and Engineering (IWICE) Awards 2024 have been announced.

The award ceremony, hosted by Construction News and its sister titles New Civil Engineer and Ground Engineering, will take place on 17 September and celebrates women and companies promoting gender diversity across the built environment sector.

The 2024 awards will showcase companies’ commitment to attracting women to the sector, working to close the gender pay gap, championing women and their achievements, and creating an environment that welcomes and helps retain women.

The nominations for each category at the IWICE Awards are listed below. You can find out more about each and book your spot at the conference and awards ceremony on the official IWICE website.

Inspiring Women – Company of the Year (sponsored by Willmott Dixon)

  • A&B Engineering
  • Amey
  • Hive Projects
  • McLaughlin & Harvey
  • Mine Environment Management

Contribution to a Project

  • Sarah Bissessar from Willmott Dixon Interior
  • Sophie Cannon from Strabag
  • Katy Hall from SC4 Carpenters
  • Maria Hartford-Beynon from Structural Soils (part of RSK Group)
  • Sarah Lack from Skanska
  • Sara Loveday from Currie & Brown
  • Fiona Ray from Amey
  • Claire Sheridan from UK Power Networks
  • Georgie Street from City Building Engineering Services
  • Pam Tippett from Wilmott Dixon

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

  • A&B Engineering for its promotion of EDI
  • Amey for Women’s PPE Survey
  • Arcadis for Places Shadow Board UK and Ireland
  • Mothers Into Work for commitment to promoting gender equality in the construction industry
  • NHBC for Women in construction
  • Skills 4 for Empower career development programme

Contribution to Gender Diversity

  • Lucy Davies from Tilbury Douglas
  • Duko Frankhuizen from Berkeley Group
  • Jayne Little from Skills 4
  • Natasha Pinder from Mott MacDonald
  • Rebecca Schwarz from Winvic Construction
  • Christine Scott from Madison Berkeley
  • Sarah Springman from St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
  • Dawn Williams from Eos Surveyors

Next Generation Employer of the Year

  • Build the Way – a nine-month entry level architecture traineeship
  • Burroughs for Productivity and Performance / Strengthening our Foundations
  • Enigma Industrial Services
  • Micim
  • Mott MacDonald for Foundations and Geotechnics Graduate Programme
  • Winvic Construction

Technical Excellence

  • Aneeka Barmi from McGee
  • Miriam Dall’Igna from Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • Nikki Desborough from Willmott Dixon
  • Karen Greenshields from Gap Group
  • Rachelle Mcdade from Currie & Brown
  • Clotilde Robin from Useful Simple Trust
  • Fatema Salat from Ashghal Public Work Authority
  • Afroditi Spanou from Mott MacDonald
  • Sarah Stone from Remagin
  • Becky Wood from Write My Manual

Excellence in Outreach (sponsored by Arcadis)

  • Amey for Challenge Cup
  • Mine Environment Management for academic outreach
  • Mott MacDonald for Sheffield schools engagement forum
  • Octavius Infrastructure for CECA NextGen Southern Foundations Group
  • On The Tools for The Women on the Tools white paper
  • Pell Frischmann for AFBE-UK School – making engineering hot
  • Winvic Construction for social value and human resources teams work

Excellence in Recruitment and Retention

  • Amey for Consulting People team
  • Fulkers Bailey Russell for its in-house acquisition team
  • Micim for culture of inclusion and employee engagement

Excellence in Senior Leadership

  • Arcadis
  • Hive Projects
  • Useful Simple Trust
  • Willmott Dixon’s Diversity Steering Group

Rising Star – Contribution to a Project

  • Bethan Andrew from Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Claudia Barr from Wilten Construction
  • Monica Calinescu from Heidelberg Materials
  • Mia Chutti from Arup
  • Rebecca Daykin from Jackson Civil Engineering
  • Nilema Rahman from Laing O’Rourke
  • Steffani Roberts from Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
  • Emma Searle from Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
  • Ellie Shackleton from Barratt Developments
  • Rebecca Tancock from Fulkers Bailey Russell
  • Laura Waite from Wilten Construction

Rising Star – Contribution to Gender Diversity

  • Anya Abraham from WSP
  • Sam Blanchard from Skanska
  • Libby Bowers from Colas
  • Bex Fellows from On The Tools
  • Rebecca Folwell from Berkeley Group
  • Renee Preston from Gallaway Construction
  • Clare Prosser from Jomas Associates
  • Hollie Taylor from Amey

Rising Star – Technical Excellence

  • Jennifer Bailey from Dodd Group
  • Victoria Bukato from Mott MacDonald
  • Katrina Gresswell from John F Hunt
  • Anna Ioannidou Kati from Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • Kaja Kacperska from Hochtief-Murphy JV
  • Teni Ladipo from Buro Happold
  • Emma Lampard from Fulkers Bailey Russell
  • Carys O’Shea from Hochtief-Murphy JV
  • Jessica Slamaker from RSK Group

Unsung Hero

  • Sarah Amores from Useful Simple Trust
  • Samantha Barratt from Barhale
  • Alice Brookes from On The Tools
  • Kate Garland from Selwood
  • Katy Hall from SC4 Carpenters
  • Emily Irish from Multiplex Construction Europe
  • Brooke Johnson from Berkeley Group
  • Tara Kennedy from Patrick Parsons
  • Helen Mason from Fulkers Bailey Russell
  • Charlotte Mint from Willmott Dixon Interiors
  • Greta Rusteikaite from 4PS Construction Solutions
  • Clair Thomas-Poulton from V3 Group

STEM Champion

  • Amy Dillon from Design ID Consulting
  • Luisa Hendry from Story Contracting
  • Oliwia Karwatka from Winvic Construction
  • Jennifer Lee from Mott MacDonald
  • Laura Macdonald from Arcadis
  • Paula McMahon from Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Divannia McMaster from Galliford Try
  • Nicola Morris from Stomor
  • Melanie Rogers from Amey
  • Louisa Venables from Gatwick Airport

Allyship Champion of the Year

  • Kelly Cartwright from Core Recruiter
  • James Fleming from The Power Within Training
  • Dickson Pang from Berkeley Group
  • Forzana Sarwar from Mothers Into Work
  • Christine Scott from Madison Berkeley
  • Mariska van der Velden from Eckersley O’Callaghan

Excellence in Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Arcadis for Protecting our People
  • Colas for Period dignity: ending the stigma
  • Heidelberg Materials for innovative programs on mental health and wellbeing
  • Hive Projects for championing gender equality
  • Hochtief-Murphy JV for For the generations ahead – mental health matters initiative
  • Joseph Gallagher for its Wellbeing Initiative
  • Multiplex Construction Europe for Mental health awareness videos
  • On The Tools for Behind the high-vis: a mental health white paper
  • RSK Environment for Geosciences – Southampton team
  • Waterman Aspen for its commitment to colleague mental health and wellbeing

Inspirational Leader – Consultant

  • Farheen Ahmed from Arcadis
  • Sophie Bevington from Mace
  • Charis Cosmas from Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • Maria Coulter from The Construction Revolution
  • Joanna De Waal from Arcadis
  • Emma Greenland from Anderson Acoustics
  • Ellen Halkon from Fairhurst
  • Emelye Kenyon from Pick Everard
  • Louise Lado-Byrnes from IPInitiatives
  • Deborah Nutt from Arcadis
  • Kim Smith from Aecom
  • Judith Sykes from Useful Simple Trust

Inspirational Leader – Contractor

  • Danica Chambers from MCS Construction
  • Trea Crozier from Farrans Construction
  • Jane Elder from McLaughlin & Harvey
  • Lucy Fell from Colas
  • Sarah Frith from Willmott Dixon
  • Katy Hall from SC4 Carpenters
  • Sonia Murton from Westbury
  • Heather Ratcliffe from Winvic Construction
  • Alessia Sgattoni from Socotec UK
  • Elinor Strapp from Multiplex Construction Europe

Inspirational Leader – Supplier

  • Val Clarke from 4PS Construction Solutions
  • Karen Greenshields from Gap Group
  • Mandy Messenger from Advanté
  • Irena Stec from Wolffkran
  • Karoliina Torttila from Trimble
  • Sally Wray from Go Hire Group

Inspirational Leader – Client

  • Johanne Bridgman from Severn Trent
  • Iona Davis from Port of Dover
  • Penny Halliday from Enfield Council
  • Suzanne Kinley from Heathrow Airport
  • Caoimhe O’Flaherty from Berkeley Group
  • Fatema Salat from Ashghal Public Work Authority
  • Lynn Summerfield from British Land

Women’s Network Of The Year

  • Arcadis’ Women of Colour Network
  • Balfour Beatty’s Gender and Allies Affinity Network
  • Mott MacDonald’s Women in Nuclear
  • Raise the Roof, an offshoot of Women in Roofing
  • Scottish Power’s Connected Women
  • UK Women’s Network
  • Willmott Dixon’s Senior Women’s Network