Mace wins QS of the Year at Women in Construction Awards
Last week [1st March] senior cost consultant, Elsie Wood, was named Quantity Surveyor of the Year at the annual Women in Construction Awards.
Held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, Elsie collected her award in front of over 400 construction industry representatives and was commended by the judges for her ability to build strong relationships, her commitment to projects and people and her work to share her vision and passion with others.
Mace had six finalists attending this year’s award, including Rachel Gillott and Nicola Scammell for Project Manager of the Year, Nicole Jean for category Engineer – Building Services, Bethany McLoughlin for the Rising Star (under 25) and Unjulee Karadia for the Rising Star (Over 25 years) awards.
Now in its eleventh year, the Women in Construction Awards provide a showcase for the brightest and best female talent in the house-building and wider construction industries.
Elsie joined Mace in 2014. Having worked in the industry for 10 years, her background has allowed her to develop her skills and experience within both public and private sectors. Currently working in the public sector team at Mace, Elsie delivers project works from inception through to final account, constantly seeking new and improved ways to deliver an excellent service.
Having joined the industry via an apprenticeship route, Elsie is also extremely passionate about giving back and developing those around her. She helps towards the management and running of the cost consultancy APC monthly workshops and provides support and guidance to those looking to apply for their AssocRICS. She is also helping develop and establish an apprenticeship scheme within the business unit and mentors and manages the new apprentices who joined the business in September 2016.
Elsie Wood, Senior Cost Consultant, said: “I'm so honoured to have been awarded Quantity Surveyor of the Year considering the huge pool of incredible and inspirational women they had to choose from. I see this as an achievement, not just for myself, but for those around me, colleagues and friends, who have given up their time throughout the years to help, advise and provide guidance throughout my career.”
“It is so important for the future of our industry to inspire the younger generations coming into the business, and show them what they can achieve and realise their full potential. Helping them and providing the same support and guidance that I received is something I am extremely passionate about. For me, watching others succeed and grow as individuals is extremely rewarding and hopefully this success can inspire our future generations.”
Judges for Women in Construction Awards, said: Elsie's commitment to projects and ensuring people contribute and are recognised for their efforts shines through. In a digital age, Elsie has shown the important part that professionals play both in delivering the project and pulling the people and parts together. She is a professional who always strives to make a difference. Elsie has been able to share her vision and passion to create a safe and inclusive environment for her staff, colleagues and clients. She is giving back by being an APC councillor and through her role promoting apprenticeships.”
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