Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) plumber Sharon Powers wins ‘Tradeswoman of the Year’ award
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Women in Construction Awards 2014
Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT) Plumber Sharon Powers has been named ‘Tradeswoman of the Year’ at the 2014 Women in Construction Awards. Sharon was selected for the award from over 250 applicants received across the UK.
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 Insulator and through hard work and determination she quickly secured a permanent position in GGHT.
The winner was decided by a panel of expert judges, with the final result announced at a Gala Dinner attended by Sharon and members of the Property Services Team, at Lancashire County Cricket Ground.
Angela Perry, Director of Property Services at GGHT attended the event and commented: “We are so proud of Sharon for winning the award. It has given me great pleasure to see Sharon develop and achieve her ambitions and she is great asset to GGHT. She is an excellent worker and team player and this is the perfect reward for her hard work and determination.”
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 also raised money on the night for the Construction Youth Trust.
The Women in Construction Awards, organised by Excel Publishing in conjunction with Housing Magazine and Builder & Engineer Magazine, is celebrating its 8th year and continues to provide a showcase for the brightest and the best female achievers in the UK construction industries.