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The winners of the Construction News Workforce Awards have been crowned

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Skills 4 has been announced as the deserving winner of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year category at the 2022 Construction News Workforce Awards.

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In a prestigious ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday 8 November 2022, organisations from across the construction industry were honoured across 18 categories in a night of recognition.

The awards celebrate the people striving to make construction a more inclusive industry, as well the businesses doing outstanding work to improve the construction industry’s reputation and employment practices.

Leeds-based Skills 4 won for its EMPOWER programme, a Career Development Training Programme designed around helping women in the workplace further their careers.

The judges commented that Skills 4 had shown it was “a good example of significant influence by a very small company over a significant period of time. The judges thought this was an amazing initiative with huge impact on many women’s career since 2008.”

Skills 4 CEO Jayne Little said: “We are delighted to win such a prestigious award. Empower has a proven record in levelling the playing field by enabling female talent to advance their careers and progress within their organisation.

“We are incredibly proud that more than 10,000 women and an increasing number of men have been helped to advance their careers thanks to our training delivered by our industry-served mentors, giving every individual and every company the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Construction News editor, Colin Marrs said: “The CN Workforce Awards celebrate the people and organisations who make construction such a great industry to work in. Our award winners are making a difference every day in areas including physical and mental health, improving diversity and inclusion, closing unfair pay gaps, and becoming more socially responsible.
“This industry would be nothing without the people who work in it. Our awards reward those who are finding better ways of working to deliver the society of tomorrow. We salute the winners and thank them for their innovation and leadership.”

Find the full list of winners at: workforceawards.constructionnews.co.uk

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