One solution for two challenges

One solution for two challenges

One solution for two challenges
 One solution for two challenges

There is an opportunity for construction and infrastructure to really get ahead and make a positive impact on society. The pressing issues of climate change and the net-zero targets that have been set by government may seem ambitious, but they could also be just what is needed to usher in change. Just as the attitude towards tackling climate issues is changing for the better, so too is the realisation that embracing diversity is an opportunity rather than a challenge.
The infrastructure and construction sectors have a huge role to play if the UK is to achieve its ambitious net-zero targets. Part of that process is going to be acquiring new expertise that can help drive change. Construction and engineering are predominantly male dominated industries with only a handful of female professionals choosing to enter or stay in the sectors. However, in the fields of conservation, scientific research, and technological innovation expertise is shared by people from very diverse backgrounds including many women. 

Out the box thinking  

Because the world has been so entrenched in a linear economy for centuries, righting the wrongs and trying to mitigate the impacts of climate change is going to require new strategies and a completely new way of operating. Expecting the same groups of people who have been operating the traditional way for decades to be able to suddenly go in a new direction is asking a lot of them, especially when it’s not their area of expertise. But bringing in diverse, cross sector expertise will be a catalyst for change. It will enable innovation, empower creative thinking and allow commercial directors to concentrate on operational tasks while having a team of experts to provide input on what changes could be implemented.  
A different approach to handling risk will be required, as well as considering which technologies could provide efficiencies. Collaboration will empower better decision making and problem solving. And giving employees the freedom to share their ideas and recognising their input can help create a better corporate culture. One that is progressive, agile and able to adapt to unexpected challenges or opportunities. Change is most impactful when the benefits are shared by everyone, because then everyone has a vested interest in making it work. When people from diverse backgrounds can say that they were a part of that change, we will be creating a healthier working environment and stronger construction industry.

                                                           Rupert Price - Headhunter
John Homer- CEO nmcn:
“I have worked with Ellis Fox for a number of years and found them to be professional, organised and proactive.  They know the Infrastructure and Utilities market very well and understand our business. They deliver the right fit candidates within agreed timescales.  Rupert and his team are also very pleasant to do business with.”       
Kay Williams –  Commercial Services Director- Costain:  “I found Ellis Fox to be professional and knowledgeable. Rupert took the time to meet and understand my requirements for a career move. Once a suitable Senior Commercial role was identified Rupert managed the process efficiently leading to and offer being made and accepted. I would not hesitate to recommend Ellis Fox to anyone looking for a Senior Main Contractor role.” 
Steven Jackson – Commercial Director – Kier:  “Ellis Fox has partnered with us on a number of key recruitments. On each occasion they have taken time to listen and understand the position as well as understand the culture and team fit, then through their extensive market knowledge have been able to field several high calibre candidates. We will continue to work with Ellis Fox in the future”.   Rob Hendy- Transformation Director (Interim)- Amey:  
 “Rupert is the most proactive Recruitment Consultant I know. He goes out tirelessly looking for relevant opportunities. The Ellis Fox Back Office is also extremely efficient ensuring Interims are paid weekly on time.”    
David R. Taylor - Group Commercial Director-- Costain:  "Ellis Fox played a key role in the recruitment of Costain’s Commercial Services Director. I found Rupert to be very efficient ensuring the process concluded with the candidate accepting. She has been a great find for the business and is performing at a consistently high level 3 year on."

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