Trivallis has signed up to join the Women’s Trade Network and taken the Women’s Trade Network Pledge, a commitment to support long-term change in the industry by helping to remove barriers, empower and support as well as increasing access to the industry for women.
The Women’s Trade Network is a consortium of organisations working to promote gender equality in trade roles. Its mission is to increase gender diversity in the industry and raise awareness of the benefits a career in trade can offer women.
Andrew Davies, Health and Safety Manager at Trivallis said: “According to the latest figures, there were 18,000 more women working as builders, electricians and plumbers in 2019 than in 2009. Although this is a step in the right direction, we still have a long way to go.
“Currently, just two percent of tradespeople are female in the UK, and I believe Trivallis can play a part in changing this. Signing up to this pledge is just the first step on a long journey, but it’s a step in the right direction for equality and achieving our vision of prosperous people and places.”
Trivallis’ RESPECT group will be looking at the measures the organisation can take to increase access to the trades for women and how it can support the Women’s Trade Network mission, through future initiatives.
Find more information on how Trivallis can support the Women’s Trade Network in the information brochure that is available, here.