South West

G4C South West is one of the newer regional groups and has been rapidly gathering momentum as the South West’s young professional voice of the UK built environment agency. We are open to anyone with an interest in joining the industry, or in their early stages of their career in the built environment sector. We run a series of events throughout the year, both with a social and educational focus. We are currently working towards hosting the inaugural G4C South West Awards in Spring 2021.

For further details of our upcoming events, or to get involved please e-mail g4csouthwest@gmail.com 

South West Chair 

Lisa Denby

I joined the construction industry following two weeks voluntary work experience at Kier. This ignited my passion for the built environment, and it has grown ever since. I started at Kier in 2012 as a Management Trainee, which involved for three years going on rotation to understand the different roles within the business, including Site Management, Design & Build and Quantity Surveying, whilst attending Sheffield Hallam University to gain my BSc (Hons) in Construction in the Built Environment.

I am now a Site Manager, working on Project Quayside House in Gloucester. Over the last 10 years I have had some brilliant opportunities to work on some amazing projects including Cheltenham Racecourse and Shire Hall Refurbishment.I am passionate about promoting the endless opportunities the construction industry has to offer, and G4C is best possible campaign to do this. I hope that the SWG4C Team and I, can reach out to the next generation to encourage them to join this ever changing and thriving industry.

In my spare time I enjoy playing netball, skiing and socialising with family and friends.

Please contact me if you have any question or would like to get involved with G4C South West – @G4CSW

Deputy Chair

Josh Hodder

Josh is a Senior Project Manager for Highways England’s Major Projects Directorate in the South West; currently responsible for the delivery a £330 million road project in Cornwall and closing out the project to deliver a new junction on the M49 near Bristol.

Prior to joining Highways England in 2016, Josh spent 8 years as part of the team at Bristol Airport, delivering a wide range of projects to sustainably increase capacity and maintain high standards of safety for airport users. It was during this time that he was sponsored to undertake an HNC in Construction.

“My real driver is being involved in projects that have a positive impact on people’s lives, getting parents home from work in time to see their kids before they go to bed, or enabling businesses to reliably plan their deliveries to help grow our economy”

“As an industry, construction has not always been viewed as an attractive career choice. I wanted to be involved with Generation for Change, to help spread the message to those starting out that it’s a very exciting place to be. It’s one of very few professions where the results of your hard work are tangible, and often for many years to come.”