GGHT Plumber Sharon Powers Shortlisted for Tradeswoman of the Year…
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Sharon Powers, GGHT Plumber
Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) Plumber Sharon Powers has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Tradeswoman of the Year at the 2014 Women in Construction Awards. She is one of just 8 finalists for the award and was shortlisted from over 250 applications.
Sharon is one of only two women out of 170 Maintenance Operatives at the Trust. She started with GGHT in 2008 as a temporary Loft Inspector and through hard work and determination she soon proved herself to be an excellent worker and team player and quickly secured a permanent position in GGHT.
Sharon was keen to continue with her plumbing ambitions and she applied through our Training Programme to complete her Plumbing Apprenticeship. In 2013 she became a fully qualified Plumber and very soon after, applied for a permanent position as a Maintenance Operative (Plumbing) and was successful in being appointed.
The Women in Construction Awards, organised by Excel Publishing in conjunction with Housing Magazine and Builder & Engineer Magazine, celebrates its 8th year on the 26th March 2014 and continues to provide a showcase for the brightest and the best female achievers in the UK construction industries.
The events’ 10 award categories not only honour the most outstanding individuals but also the organisations providing the opportunities & skills to redress the gender balance in an otherwise male dominated industry. The event will also raise money on the night for the Construction Youth Trust.
The winners will be decided by a panel of expert judges. The final results will be announced at the annual gala dinner on the evening of 26 March, when the Building sector’s most talented female professionals converge on Lancashire County Cricket Ground to enjoy an evening of awards, networking and entertainment.
Angela Perry, GGHT Director of Property Services commented: “It has given me great pleasure to see Sharon develop and achieve her ambitions and she is great asset to GGHT. Being shortlisted is a fantastic reward for her hard work and dedication and we are all keeping our fingers crossed that she can pick up the award on the evening.”