New female tradesperson directory launches

A new female only directory to support and promote female owned and run businesses in the construction and trades has been launched this month.

Founder Heather Thurlby said her inspiration for came from her own personal experience of working within the construction and trade industry, in the heating and engineering sector.

She said: “If girls are at school thinking ‘Could I? Should I? when looking at working in trades as a career I would send them a resounding ‘yes’. Be focused, work hard, be consistent and persistent and you can achieve whatever you want within the trades and construction industry. This could be working for a multinational or running your own business either on your own or with a team.

“I hope that our directory will not only encourage women in the industry by providing a platform they can trust and rely on, but it will also create a shift within the industry which will ultimately help future generations of girls to choose roles that used to be traditionally male.”

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