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18.06.18

NASC President ‘Inspires’ at CN Equality Event

NASC President and TRAD Group CEO Des Moore spoke of ways to increase the number of women holding senior roles in the construction industry at the latest CN Inspire Me workshop.

Mr Moore was one of four panellists at the Construction News roadshow, held in Manchester on Wednesday 13 June.

The CN Inspire Me campaign – officially supported by the NASC and TRAD Group – will see four workshops held across the country during 2018 to discuss how to help women advance their careers and remove the career barriers they currently face. A similar event will be held in Birmingham followed by a half-day workshop at the 2018 CN Summit.

Des said: “It was a privilege to speak at the CN Inspire Me workshop as promoting the role of women in our industry is one of the key objectives of my NASC Presidency. Women are sorely under-represented across the construction sector and particularly within scaffolding.

“This needs to change. Not simply for fairness, but because it makes good business sense. Women bring different skills, perspectives and ideas to the table, all of which give companies a competitive advantage.

“It was great to discuss ways in which we can encourage more women to take up positions in the construction sector and ensure more is done to create clear career paths without any barriers to progression.”

NASC delegates at the Manchester event included David Mosley, NASC Director of Training & CISRS Manager, and representatives from three NASC full contracting member companies; Sarah Klieve, Business Director at High Peak Scaffolding Ltd, Wayne Connolly, Managing Director of Connolly Scaffolding Ltd and NASC Northern regional chair, and Vicky Welch, Contracts Manager at James Ingleford Scaffolding Ltd.

Mrs Klieve said: “It was great to participate in such an interesting and inclusive event, to share and learn from each other’s experiences and discuss ways in which we can continue to open up more opportunities for women in the construction sector as well as promoting construction as a positive career choice for both men and women.”

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