G4C Yorkshire & Humerside has been established for 10+ years and has an ever growing network of talented, enthusiastic future leaders. We are open to anyone looking to join the industry, or in their early stages of their career in the built environment sector. The region has a committee which meets up once a month to discuss initiatives and events.
Yorkshire & Humberside Co-Chairs
Women in Property named me ‘ambassador for women’ praising my creativity and confidence. Winning this award enabled me to promote equality and diversity within the building industry which I do through mentoring and public speaking. In 2019 I Graduated from The University of Lincoln with a 1st class Bachelor in Architecture and my work was nominated for the RIBA student awards. Currently, I work for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council in a multi-disciplinary, public-sector design consultancy. Engaged as lead architectural designer and client liaison I generate solutions for briefing, design, co-ordination and technical matters. As a highly productive, resourceful and organised individual, I’m excited for the challenges G4C brings and I hope it will allow me to maximise my professional development and experience, as well as, helping others to achieve their own goals. Fundamentally, I want to dedicate my professional life to enhancing both the environment and society as I believe the Construction Industry has the power to enrich lives, drive economic development and positively address climate change. I am excited to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals who are apart of G4C’s unique platform.
I joined the industry around three years ago, and my position is a Trainee Site Manager for Henry Boot Construction. I am actively involved in all day to day activities on site. I love working in the construction industry because it is such a diverse and challenging environment. It is rewarding to be part of a team that creates a structure, and exciting to know that a different and new project lies ahead.I am a strong supporter of introducing young people to construction and an advocate for women working within the industry. I feel it’s important to try and remove the stigma around women in construction, by telling them my personal experience and encouraging them to think about it as a career option.Out of work my main hobby is tennis, and I currently play for Abbeydale Tennis Club in the leagues. I also enjoy socialising with friends and family.I am Involved in G4C because it is so important to influence change within the industry and have a platform for those young professionals who want to have a voice.
As a young professional new to the industry, I wanted to be a part of an organisation that created change for the better.
Since joining, I have progressed from committee member to chair of the Yorkshire and the Humber region, giving me the opportunity to control all the positive things being done here, and create even more.
Outside of work, my main interests lie with music and football. I play football for a local team as often as I can, as well as attending as many live music events as possible, which Sheffield is a fantastic platform for!
Yorkshire & Humberside Awards 2019
The 5th annual G4C Awards did not disappoint yet again in 2019. The Mercure Hotel in Sheffield welcomed over 200 people for an awards ceremony hosted by Mark ‘Clemmie’ Clemmit of BBC Football, with lots of other entertainment. The evening began with speeches from the Co-chairs of G4C Yorkshire and the Humber, Lydia McGuinness and Tim Guest, who were once again overwhelmed with the attendance and nominations for the awards.
The night had it all; from games of heads and tails leading to bottles of bubbly for the winners, to a performance from an LED light dancer who was quite the spectacle, capped off with some retro bar games of air hockey and foosball.
On an occasion designed to celebrate the youth of construction, it was fitting that the room was so full of energy and excitement. It was fantastic to see so many nominees present, with the support of their colleagues and the cheer of the room when each name was called. G4C provides a platform for all the fantastic work that happens, and is proud to be able to reward the individuals who continually strive to make a positive contribution to our industry.
Thank you to everyone involved in the evening, and we will see you all next year!
Lydia McGuinness – LMcGuinness@henryboot.co.uk
Tim Guest – Tim.Guest@turntown.co.uk