Loretta Lipworth | Balfour Beatty


I am a new entrant to the construction industry and with over 10 years’ experience working in Design and Education, I aim to progress from my current Administrator role into Design Management.

Through my time working, living and travelling across the globe, I have gained a keen appreciation for the necessity of diversity and access to development pathways in the workplace. Furthermore, first-hand experience of the highs and lows of making a major career path change sparked an interest in how the construction industry attracts new talent, from school-leavers to those with many years of transferable skills and knowledge. These issues in particular inspired me through the process of co-founding and launching NAWIC NW (the National Association of Women in Construction for the North-West region) for which I currently volunteer as Treasurer and Deputy Chair alongside a committee of likeminded women.

To support my work with Balfour Beatty and NAWIC, I regularly undertake training and have also started studying on a CIOB Graduate Conversion Certificate course. This will provide me with a solid theoretical foundation of knowledge on a range of aspects in Construction Management and assist in eventual application for chartered membership to CIOB. In addition, I am a mentee on the brilliant Fluid Diversity Mentoring scheme, and aspire to assist others as a mentor in the coming years. Continual learning and development for myself and encouraging those around me is always key in whatever I do.

In my personal life, I enjoy all things design, architecture and music related. For fitness and relaxation I practise yoga and mindfulness techniques, as well as karate, for which I have competed regionally. I aim to travel and experience diverse cultures to better understand the world around me.

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