Women in Construction Awards 2023

After the amazing support shown at the Women in Construction Awards 2022 the industry leading charity event took place on 22nd September 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The Women in Construction Awards 2023 promises to be a bigger and better event with an impressive line-up of past and future leaders in construction and the inclusive world. With an expanded 9 categories it was even easier to nominate someone (or nominate yourself) for many awards perfect for so many individuals in the construction industry.

Scroll below to see the award category lineup from last year





Women in Construction Awards 2023 Categories


The judging for all awards will be based on the nominee’s contribution to the industry, time in the industry, how they have helped to attract others to the industry, problems they have overcome, achievements within their sector, reasons they have been nominated and their future plans.

On the Tools

This category is for all women working on the tools – the backbone of the industry.

Industry Pioneer

This is an award for someone who has paved the way to supporting and finding new ways to progress women’s place in the industry

Male Ally

A category solely for men who have gone above and beyond all expectations to support women in construction.

Business Owner

This award is perfect for any succesful woman running her own business in construction.


Social media is key to any industry in the current world and construction is no different. This award recognises those who use their followings to push for a better and more inclusive construction industry.

Inclusive Company

This category is so important in displaying what companies as a whole do for women in construction and inclusivity in general.

Rising Star

Some of the most amazing stories in construction start at the bottom of the ladder. Tell your story to earn this award.

Lifetime Achievement

Many people achieve for a while. Few carry it on through their entire lives, affecting more lives than they could even count. This category is for those special people.

Contribution to Project

Nominations here are for those women who have become major cogs in any construction industry machine and are making headway towards a bright future.

Women in Construction Awards 2023 Judges


On The Tools

Suzanna Blakely Monk


Stephen Slessor

Managing Director at Galliford Try

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Claire Jarvis

Managing Director at Redrow Homes

Male Ally


Noel Mckee

Trustee at CIOB & Male Ally winner


Lorna Hagan

Director at Constructtuition

Elinor Strapp

Head of Tendering at Multiplex

Industry Pioneer

Stacey Price

Senior Commercial Manager at Laing O’Rourke

Joanne De La Porte

Joanne De La Porte

Health & Care Director at Gleeds

Paul Hart

Director of Projects at

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Danny Webb 

Project Manager & Founder at Webb Electrical

Business Owner


Rianne Scott

Commercial Director at Oracle Asbestos Solution

Helen Chorley

Co-Founder of Property Sisters

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Carol Massay

Head of Construction at Access Group

Inclusive Company

Maria Coulter

Founder of The Construction Coach

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Chris Poulton

Head of Projects & Lighting at Mitie

Dr David Hancock

Head of construction at Cabinet office

Rising Star


Fiona O’Riordan

Assistant Civil Engineer at Skanska


Anne Okafor

Planner at The Cruden Group

Dr Anne Nortcliffe

Head of School of Engineering, Technology and Design at Canterbury Christ Church University

Stuart Starkey

Managing Director at StarkEV

Lifetime Achievement

Sandi Rhys

Sandi Rhys Jones

President at CIOB

Ceri Evans

Head of Contracts & Procurement for Bechtel Infrastructure

Gaelle Blake

UKI Director for Permanent Appointments & Construction and Property Appointments at Hays

Caroline Nokes

Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North & Women and Equalities Committee Chair

Contribution to Project

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Lisa Molloy

Commercial Manager at Seymour Civil Engineering

Nichola Burns

Technical Director at Miller Homes

Roni Savage

Founder & Managing Director of Jomas Associates

Alistair Scott

Founder of Integrated Estate Management


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Katie Smith

Award-Winning Bricklayer


Luke Cameron

Director of Social Factory

Amy Barratt-Singh