Air management expert Mansfield Pollard has appointed Lou Frankland as Sales Director. The company is now led by a board of directors where 50 per cent of positions are held by women; a first in its 150-year history.
With only 9 per cent of the UK’s current workforce in this sector being female, Mansfield Pollard is spearheading a campaign to attract more women to the sector and hopes that other companies in the industry will follow. The company is led by Managing Director Joanna Robinson, who believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to encouraging different perspectives and ideas that drive innovation. Record growth in the last 12 months has been based on the company’s ability to respond to customer needs and continue to provide new products and service offerings.
Each candidate showcased their achievements, highlighting the contribution to the company for whom they had been working. The judging panel acknowledged the significant impact made by Lizzie during her YINI placement with Bristol based refrigeration and testing house, ECH Engineering.
Jane Gartshore, the well-respected co-owner of the consultancy and training firm, Cool Concerns, has been included on the Daily Telegraph's 'Top 50 Women in Engineering' list.
The list is part of the National Women in Engineering Day campaign which recognises women making a difference in the world of engineering. Jane's inclusion recognises the importance of air conditioning and refrigeration as a professional career choice in engineering.
Engineer, Emma England, won the 'Best of British' prize at the Semta Skills Awards at The Hilton Park Hotel in London recently.
There were many more women nominated this year and Emma won the top award.