5th March 2020

Proud sponsor of the WLA "Better Together" Conference

We are proud to be the headline sponsor of the WLA conference again this year.

In line with our commitment to leading by example on diversity and inclusion, and inspiring industry wide change, Sir Robert McAlpine is proud to be the headline sponsor of this year’s WLA conference on 5th March 2020. Echoing the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, asking for an equal and enabled world, our aim is to create a business where everyone can thrive, where people are respected and treated fairly and mirror the diversity in our society.

Within our industry, we stand by the fact that there are no gender specific roles in construction. To help reflect this, we’re making great steps to increase the visibility of our female leaders and showcase the successful women already working on our sites.

Today, you’ll hear from Alison Cox, Sir Robert McAlpine’s first ever Executive Director of Engineering in 150 years who joins the programme of speakers.

A Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Alison joined Sir Robert McAlpine after graduating from the University of Oxford in Engineering Science. With 25 years’ experience in the industry, she has managed large teams on major, complex projects, such as Bloomberg London and Battersea Phase 3a. Through her many career achievements in construction, she has established her reputation as a leader and a driver of technical excellence. She joined Sir Robert McAlpine’s Executive Board as Director of Engineering and Technical Services in January 2020.

Everyone is welcome

At Sir Robert McAlpine we pride ourselves on being a family business where everyone is welcome. We value and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique – and we understand that diverse teams are richer, more creative and productive. We are committed to attracting more females to the construction industry but also represent the communities in which we have projects. This includes the ethnic minorities as well as LGBTQ+ communities within those locations. It is important to make sure we are truly reflecting the society we operate in. When all parties are represented in all the input that goes into planning and delivering a project, you can aim to build better buildings.

We believe that nurturing a diversity of talent will support us in our mission to be the best place to work as we proudly build Britain’s future heritage.

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