8th June 2018
Redrow assistant site manager, Manjeeta Pathak, was named Most Inspiring Rising Star in the ‘30 & over’ category at the Inspire Awards at The Hilton, Deansgate, in Manchester on 5th June 2018.
The Inspire Awards aim to encourage a more diverse and inclusive culture in the construction, engineering and housing industry by celebrating those who are leading the way.
Manjeeta was recognised for her involvement with the Considerate Constructors Scheme on the Lyon Square development in London. She was praised for being instrumental in educating and generating awareness of the programme, which seeks to help developers work more positively with local communities. Manjeeta’s work has resulted in improvements in the local scheme in Croydon, while her excellent work has been included on the Considerate Constructors best practice hub, as an inspirational example for other developments and builders.
Manjeeta has been one of Redrow’s figureheads in efforts to attract more women into the housebuilding industry. With her willingness to talk openly about her experiences overcoming barriers as well as notable success in her chosen career, Manjeeta represents a great example for young women considering professional careers or skilled trade roles in construction to aspire to.
Clare Hindley, Group Learning and Development Manager at Redrow, comments: “It’s wonderful that Manjeeta has been recognised by the Inspire Awards for going above and beyond to get the most out of her own career and support those around her. Since joining Redrow she has made every effort to break down barriers, both culturally and practically. For example, she recognised some challenges with spoken English within subcontracted trades and labour on developments. She volunteered to organise and coordinate basic English tuition for staff which was gratefully received by her peers. She is truly an inspiration to individuals from ethic minority backgrounds and as an ambassador for women in construction.”
“We would also like to recognise the work of Liz Gibbs, a painting and decorating apprentice at Redrow’s Hamilton Park development in Leicester, who was shortlisted for Most Inspiring Star in the ‘Under 30’ category. Liz is a real asset to Redrow and has bright future ahead of her as a professional and advocate for diversity in our industry.”
For the full list of winners please visit: http://theinspireawards.co.uk/winners/