Spencer Group, the Hull-based multi-disciplinary engineering business, have been recognised for promoting the drive for gender balance within the North of England.
The Group claimed the Medium Organisation prize in the 2018 Northern Power Women Awards in recognition of their work championing female talent inside of a traditionally male-dominated sector.
Northern Power Women is usually a collaborative campaign to accelerate gender diversity over the North by transforming the culture of organisations, increasing opportunities for women, showcasing role models and promoting best practice.
The Northern Power Women Awards celebrate people working towards creating gender balance within organisations along the entire Northern Powerhouse.
The award recognised yourrrre able to send attempt to promote engineering as being a career choice for women of all ages as well as leading role played in this by Time Director Yvonne Moir.
Spencer Group is usually a leading supporter with the Women into Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME) initiative launched by the Green Port Hull partnership.
Established to address gender imbalance inside the manufacturing and engineering sectors inside Humber region, WiME has the support more than 20 major employers, including Spencer Group.
The company has played a prominent part in WiME events, campaigns and publicity, with female personnel promoting and bringing to life the exciting and rewarding careers found in the engineering industry.
Support for WiME forms element of a broader drive by Spencer Group to advertise careers for females from the business and industry generally, including tailoring send out corporate image and recruitment advertising to ensure it interests a various workforce and promotes female staff succeeding in engineering and construction-based careers.
Yvonne, who received the accolade in an awards evening, said: “Our work to promote engineering being an attractive career selection for women has triggered a substantial improvement in applications from female candidates and now we now have a group of young ladies graduates and apprentices rising throughout the ranks, winning awards and working on much of our biggest projects.
“We have secured some highly talented senior professional women engineers who were drawn to this company in part on account of our work with educating women with regards to the opportunities while in the industry.
“We’re delighted to receive this award and prefer to use it in promoting further a confident picture of women working inside the engineering and construction sectors.”
Spencer Group was nominated for the award by Kirsty Clode, Chair of WiME, who said: “Spencer Group is leading the way in recruiting, developing and retaining female talent, with Yvonne the main topic on this work.
“Through setting an extremely positive example and fascinating passionately in initiatives like WiME, Spencer Group is playing a pioneering role while in the transformation on the culture throughout the engineering community while in the Humber region.”
Simone Roche, founder and Chief Executive of Northern Power Women, said the 10 award category winners, including Spencer Group, were put to use from in excess of 950 nominations, making your competitors intense.