A leading Ceredigion construction firm, which is working to tackle the underrepresentation of women in the industry, has been recognised for its progress.
LEB Construction Ltd, based in Aberystwyth, has been working with gender equality charity Chwarae Teg, having signed up to its fully funded Agile Nation2 Business Programme.
The forward thinking and progressive business has now been awarded ‘Developing FairPlay Employer’ status by Chwarae Teg, having strived to encourage women to consider a career in construction as a viable option. As well as implementing inclusive policies and practices, LEB is also addressing the industry wide issue of wellbeing by committing to support the mental health of all its staff.
Chwarae Teg worked with LEB across a number of areas relating to policy and working practices, ensuring they are a family friendly, flexible, inclusive employer with an effective performance management system which allows staff to thrive.
The company, which specilises in delivering complex remodelling, refurbishment, and new build projects has recently celebrated International Women’s Day by filming and sharing a video of HR and Finance Manager, Charlie Standing, now a qualified Mental Health First Aider at LEB, talking about her journey in the construction industry. It also made and shared a video of new female apprentice, Antonia Morgan, encouraging women into the sector.