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Nominations sought for BESA’s woman of the year

UK: The building engineering services sector is being invited to nominate women who have become role models in the industry for a special award.

Through its Outstanding Woman in Building Engineer Services award, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is supporting the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) campaign to attract more women into engineering professions.

According to the Office for National Statistics, just 12% of British engineers are women and BESA is backing a WES initiative to raise that figure to 30% by 2030.

First announced in March, the BESA award will recognise a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to engineering in the built environment and is considered a fitting role model for women in the building engineering workforce.

The award will be presented by WES chief executive officer Elizabeth Donnelly at the BESA National Conference and Awards event at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London on November 21.

Nominations for the award are now open. Further details and entry criteria can be found here

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