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How Women are Shaping the Future of Commercial Fit Out Companies

Commercial fit out companies are responsible for transforming empty or outdated spaces into functional and attractive workplaces. They provide services such as design, construction, installation, refurbishment and relocation for a variety of clients across different sectors. But who are the people behind these projects? And what role do women play in this industry?

Women make up 14% of the workforce in the UK construction sector, according to the latest statistics, which includes commercial fit out companies. This is higher than in the US, Germany and other countries, but still far from achieving gender parity. However, there are signs of progress and change, as more women enter the industry, take on leadership positions and challenge stereotypes. You can find the source of this statistic here.

In this blog, we will explore some of the ways that women are shaping the future of commercial fit out companies, and why it matters for the industry and society.

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Women bring diversity and innovation to commercial fit out companies

One of the benefits of having more women in commercial fit out companies is that they bring diversity and innovation to the industry. Research has shown that diverse teams are more creative, productive and profitable than homogeneous ones. By having different perspectives, experiences and skills, women can contribute to finding new solutions, improving quality and meeting customer needs.

For example, women can offer insights into designing workplaces that are inclusive, accessible and flexible for all employees, especially in the context of hybrid working and changing expectations. Women can also bring expertise in areas such as sustainability, technology and health and safety, which are increasingly important for commercial fit out projects.

Dr. Dorte Rich Jørgensen from Atkins Global, an expert on sustainability and diversity in construction, says that “women have a vital role to play in delivering a net zero carbon future for the built environment. They can bring new ideas, perspectives and approaches that can help us achieve our goals faster and more effectively.”

Women inspire and empower other women in commercial fit out companies

Another way that women are shaping the future of commercial fit out companies is that they inspire and empower other women to join and succeed in the industry. By sharing their stories, achievements and challenges, women can raise awareness, challenge stereotypes and encourage more girls and young women to consider construction as a career option.

For instance, organisations such as Women into Construction provide bespoke support to women wishing to work in the construction industry, such as training, mentoring, networking and job opportunities. They also assist contractors, including commercial fit out companies, to recruit highly motivated, trained women, helping to reduce skills gaps and create a more gender-equal workforce. You can learn more about their work here.

Women also inspire and empower other women by taking on senior roles in commercial fit out companies, such as project managers, directors and CEOs. By demonstrating their leadership skills, competence and confidence, they can break the glass ceiling and pave the way for more women to follow their footsteps.

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Conclusion

Women are shaping the future of commercial fit out companies by bringing diversity and innovation, inspiring and empowering other women, and facing challenges and opportunities. Women can contribute to creating better workplaces for everyone by increasing their representation and participation in the industry.

We hope you enjoyed reading this blog. If you are looking for a commercial fit out company that values diversity, quality and customer satisfaction, contact us today.

FAQs

 

How do I get a career in commercial fit out as a female?

There are many ways to get a career in commercial fit out as a female. You can start by getting relevant qualifications or training in areas such as design, engineering or project management. You can also look for apprenticeships or internships with commercial fit out companies or related organisations. You can also join networks or groups that support women in construction or connect with mentors or role models who can offer advice or guidance.

What roles are available for women in commercial fit out companies?

There are many roles available for women in commercial fit out companies, depending on your skills, interests and goals. Some of the roles include:

– Designer: You can create the concept, layout and style of the workplace, using software or tools to visualise and communicate your ideas.

– Engineer: You can plan, design and oversee the technical aspects of the project, such as structures, systems and materials.

Project manager: You can coordinate and manage the different stages of the project, from planning and budgeting to execution and delivery.

– Site manager: You can supervise and monitor the site activities, ensuring health and safety, quality and compliance standards are met.

– Installer: You can install the furniture, equipment and fittings in the workplace, following the design specifications and instructions.

– Consultant: You can provide expert advice or guidance to clients or stakeholders on various aspects of the project, such as sustainability, accessibility or functionality.

If you are interested in starting your career in commercial fit out please do not hesitate to contact us.

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