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A hat trick for Mace at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards

Last week saw three women from Mace recognised for their high standard of performance and delivery for clients at the European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards. The aim of the awards is to make the construction and engineering professions more enticing to women and to create role models for women considering a career in these sectors, while encouraging companies to employ and train more women in these industries.

Mace had eight finalists at the awards across a wide range of categories, representing the breadth of services and sectors at Mace. These include Liz Hartley, who was a finalist for Project Manager of the Year, Kate Backler and Niki French, both shortlisted for Best Woman Contractor, Michelle Humphreys, for Best Female Mentor, and Zoe Madams, shortlisted for Best Woman in Construction Planning.

The three winners from Mace were Caroline Lassen for Best Woman in Consulting, Jennie Armstrong picked up Best Woman in Health & Safety and Laura Collins was awarded Quantity Surveyor of the Year. 

Caroline has carved out her consulting career working both in the UK and overseas for Mace, managing projects in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, ranging from mixed use developments to hotels, commercial offices and retail malls. Caroline now runs Mace’s global accounts and special projects team from London and is responsible for a portfolio of projects and clients, which include financial institutions, investors, technology firms and hoteliers and has grown this portfolio by over 300% in the last three years.

Jennie is the Occupational Health Lead for Mace and is responsible for developing and implementing Mace’s occupational health strategy and best practice approach to health risk management. Since joining the company, her experience has seen her implement occupational health and wellbeing programmes across our business and Jennie’s work in this area was recently recognised when she became the first female winner of the British Occupational Hygiene Society’s (BOHS) Trevor Ogden Award.

Laura has a meteoric rise within Mace being our youngest ever Associate Director in Mace Cost Consultancy. As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor Operating as a specialist in Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) engineering services, Laura has successfully provided cost management on an extensive range of engineering services projects within retail, investment banking, data centres and in the tall buildings commercial sectors.

Mace’s COO for Consultancy and Chair of Mace’s Talent and Development Board, Mark Holmes, said: “We’re very proud of all eight Mace finalists, who are representative of all the great people we have working at Mace. This is a fantastic achievement for all three winners and is well deserved recognition from the industry for their talent and hard work delivering to the highest standard for Mace and our clients. Well done!”

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