Featured Tradeswoman – Lauren Newman

Featured Tradeswoman – Lauren Newman

Lauren Newman - Electrician Featured Tradeswoman I have always been interested in electrics, it amazed me how an invisible force was able to make everything around me move, light up and function. My first experience with electrics was having to replace a socket front...
Featured Tradeswomen – Vikki Cook

Featured Tradeswomen – Vikki Cook

Vikki Cook - Lady Plumb Featured Tradeswoman I got into plumbing and heating around 2016 after years of running around with my dad on building sites in my spare time. Generally just being the person who does all the physical lifting and moving. I absolutely loved the...
Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month Why do construction and maintenance have such a poor mental health record and how would greater diversity and inclusion help? Why do the construction and maintenance industries have such a poor mental health record and how would greater...
Our industry hangs in the balance.

Our industry hangs in the balance.

Our industry hangs in the balance What can be done to achieve balance in an overwhelmingly unbalanced industry? What would a balanced industry even look like? In trades right now the proportion of women is around 6% where we’re well represented, such as in painting...
Featured Tradeswomen – Woman at Work

Featured Tradeswomen – Woman at Work

Julia Childerhouse, Lisa Lewis - Woman at Work Featured Tradeswoman Julia – I started my own painting and decorating business in 2013, when my youngest child started school. I painted most rooms in our own house, and my husband, semi-jokingly said I should go...
Featured Tradeswoman – Astrid Arnold

Featured Tradeswoman – Astrid Arnold

Astrid Arnold - Touchwood South West Featured Tradeswoman I am Astrid Arnold of TouchWood South West. I have been working as a carpenter for 20 years now. I trained at ‘Women’s Education in Building’ in London as a site carpenter and joiner. Unfortunately this amazing...