Independently assessed by EY, the standard sets out clear equality aims and is supported by the Home Office, CBI, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Simon Feeke, Lead Assessor for the NES, said: “Lendlease has proven that it is possible to drive meaningful change in a sector that is often considered ‘too difficult’ for diversity and inclusion efforts."
We're committed to being a place for all. And the NES is a fantastic result as we continue our journey to break down barriers and progressively lead the industry on diversity.
We caught up with:
Assistant Project Manager at Rathbone
Managing the roofing, landscaping, feature passageways and bespoke Artisan gates on the project as part of my role in the Envelope team. I manage them from design through to delivery on site, and procurement of their materials as well. I started on Rathbone in December 2015, but have been with Lendlease for six years, working in Australia previously.
I’M CURRENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR…
TO ME, DIVERSITY MEANS…Embracing people’s differences and uniqueness, encouraging everyone to be involved, despite their differences.
TO ENCOURAGE EQUALITY, THE INDUSTRY CAN…Push to create more inclusive networks, which I have noticed starting to happen since I moved to the UK 18 months ago. In Australia, I was involved in industry groups like the National Association of Women in Construction. We had events to encourage women into the industry and it provided a support network for women already in construction.
LENDLEASE IS A PLACE FOR ME BECAUSE…There are really interesting jobs. I have always been on interesting projects with unique challenges. I’m in the Aspire programme this year, and the opportunities for progression are fantastic. I wouldn’t have that at any other company – it lets me work on the things I need to become a leader.
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