Current Co-Chairs


Ruth Carins

G4C provides a unique environment whereby those who are new to industry can find camaraderie, share ideas and to use the network as a platform for getting their voices heard in industry. The G4C network is an opportunity to be at the forefront of innovative industry thinking and best practice in the sector.

I first joined G4C as a newly qualified construction solicitor as an opportunity to meet other industry professionals and gain a better understanding of the breadth of the industry, the roles within it and both the innovations and difficulties being faced by the sector on a practical level. The G4C network has provided this and so much more.

I have a particular personal interest in promoting and advocating careers in the construction industry to young people through improved accessibility, better industry image and raising awareness of the breadth of professions and roles available; which I hope to use my position as National Co-Chair to further. Professionally, while I’m obviously passionate about all aspects of construction law(!), my key interests are in construction procurement and contracting models as well as the implementation of technology and innovation.

Caroline Key

G4C presents a fantastic, unrivalled opportunity to connect with like-minded, passionate young people across the built environment industry, which is extremely diverse and offers great opportunities for those committed to working hard and succeeding in their field. I got involved because I wanted to branch out beyond my work network. As a sports team needs a variety of players performing well as a unit, so construction relies on people of all capabilities coming together and doing their bit to deliver successfully.

From my professional experience, I see that the industry needs new recruits to maintain a workforce capable of delivering the future construction needs. Whilst still requiring traditional and specialist construction skills, the sector is now offering an increasing number of opportunities for manufacturing, digital and energy efficiency skills. It is committed to providing a rewarding and successful career for a diverse range of hardworking young people in order to create the next generation of skilled construction workers, designers, proactive managers and dynamic leaders.

Increasingly, our current leaders are looking to younger people for answers – never before have we had such an opportunity to help spearhead the shift to a digital, modern and sustainable sector. Let’s take it.

Our Team

 

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Current Chairs
Former Chairs

Ruth Carins

Co-Chair of G4C
Ruth Carins

Co-Chair of G4C

I have been involved with G4C for over four years; initially with the G4C North West committee, then North West Chair and now the National Co-Chair! G4C provides a unique environment whereby those who are new to industry can find

Caroline Key

Co-Chair of G4C
Caroline Key

Co-Chair of G4C

Julia Lydall

Former Co-Chair of G4C
Julia Lydall

Former Co-Chair of G4C

Ben Pritchard

Former Co-Chair of G4C
Ben Pritchard

Former Co-Chair of G4C