As Women in Construction Week 2024 kickstarts, our award-winning Group shares a recent 2023/24 report which reveals a mean gender pay gap of -3.5% in favour of women.

Throughout 2023/24, the Group implemented a wide range of initiatives for employees to thrive in their chosen industries, as we continue our mission to create opportunities and change lives.

Initiatives for 2024 include an innovative Pathway into Construction, which provides an exclusive insight for young females considering a career in the industry.

Furthermore, in 2023, the Group’s Chief Business Officer, Anita Spencer (formerly Harrison-Carroll), reached the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Construction list. Anita was recognised and celebrated for fearlessly breaking down barriers in a traditionally male-dominated industry and shaping the future of construction.

An equal, diverse and inclusive culture enables us to continue to provide meaningful employment opportunities for females.

Kerry Beirne, Chief People and Communications Officer said: “The Group strives to create a better future and strongly believes in equal opportunities for all, and the key to success is building a diverse and inclusive workforce, for colleagues to thrive in. We are proud to be closing the gender pay gap, and champion opportunities for females into construction and the various sectors and industries we work across. The Group will continue to lead the way for its sectors as we create opportunities and change lives, challenging gender equality.”

The gender pay gap is the percentage difference between average hourly earnings for men and women, and measures salary difference, the UK’s gender pay stands at 7.7% in favour of men.

Our commitment to gender equality will continue, as the business pledges an investment in establishing and retaining an equal, diverse and inclusive workplace and culture.

To discover more surrounding our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, click here.