- October 20, 2016
- Posted by: Zina Smith
- Categories: All News, CT News
According to recent studies, just under a quarter of the largest 100 housing associations are led by women and only 13% of women currently work in the construction industry (Women in Housing, 2016). A forum that recognises the important role women play in the housing sector and beyond is therefore still very much needed today. The Women in Housing conference and awards does just that – by recognising and celebrating the women who are shaping and delivering affordable housing and developing supportive communities.
CT is very proud to be supporting the Young Achiever award, which recognises the work of recruits to the sector in delivering good quality homes and involving the whole community in planning, delivery, development and regeneration. Indeed the issue of young people working in the housing sector was recently raised in our bi-monthly publication, the CT Brief. Peter Bond of Regenda discusses the issue of attracting young people into careers in housing. He quotes Steve Stride, then president of CIH, who observes that the housing sector was: “too pale, stale and male” (2014) and that we have a responsibility to improve diversity within it. In light of this, the value of Young Achiever award is even more meaningful, in recognising the achievements of young women recruits to the sector. As Greg Campbell, Partner at Campbell Tickell notes, we are
“committed to promoting diversity and equality, and it is natural for us to support WIH and its work”.
Congratulations to all nominees at the Women in Housing Awards and we wish you the best of luck in the awards ceremony!
Written by Zina Smith, Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Campbell Tickell. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org