All 86 finalists for the 2016 Construction Manager of the Year awards are men after no women entered. This comes in a year where the Chartered Institute of Builders have been making concerted efforts to bring more women into the industry, so has left event organisers scratching their heads as to the reason for the extreme shortage.

The ceremony itself will be held in September at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. The winners will be announced in more than ten categories at a black tie event to celebrate the best the construction industry has to offer.

This year’s finalists reiterate the importance of increasing the number of women entering and staying in construction. The industry is far removed from the boys’ club it once was, and in some cases is still regarded as. It is crucial that initiatives such as our Women in Construction evenings, which celebrate women already in the industry, are continued.

O’Neill & Brennan will also do everything within our power to ensure that the various other campaigns we are involved in such as GoConstruct and Wates Building Futures aim to involve females and strive towards a more equal, well rounded industry. The variety of construction jobs available means that there is something to suit all skill sets, regardless of gender. Whether you’re looking for Labour & Trades work or a Professional & Technical Position, why not check our latest vacancies to find your perfect job today?