National Register of UK Tradeswomen to launch this month

Hattie Hasan MBE

Stopcocks Tradeswomen CIC will launch the National Register of Tradeswomen this week (8th October) during UK Construction Week.

The Register will be available for householders from New Year 2021.

Begun during lockdown in response to the horrific rise in cases of domestic abuse and murder of women by their partners, the National Register of Tradeswomen’s initial aim is to ensure that vulnerable householders who feel safer with tradeswomen, can find them, the organisation said.

The National Register will allow householders to find a fully verified tradeswoman in their area.

Hattie Hasan MBE, founder of the new not-for-profit, said: “We believe that women want to know they’re supporting and contributing to empowering other women through helping them into worthwhile and well-paid careers.

“We believe that women want to enable other women to achieve independence and a life where they have control.

“We believe that women feel good about themselves when they know they’re helping and supporting other women. That’s why we’re confident this Register, School and Fund with all skilled tradeswomen nationally joining will be a huge success. It quickly emerged that no-one knows how many women plumbers and gas engineers, or other skilled tradeswomen there are in UK.

“We realised that as well as making tradeswomen easier to find, we can count them, which will give us the data to know what needs to be done to increase the numbers of tradeswomen available to householders. We want all tradeswomen to join, whatever their employment status.”

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