Charlotte Tatham of Elcock Associates Chartered Surveyors has been promoted to Senior Surveyor with immediate effect. Charlotte has been with Elcock Associates from the start of the business and has watched the practice grow. She gained her HND at Southampton Solent in Building Surveying and then went on to Kingston University to achieve a degree in building surveying.
Charlotte started as a junior surveyor in January 2010 and has watched the business go from strength to strength under the watchful guidance of her mentor and Director Adam Elcock, who commented “Charlotte is efficient and pragmatic in her approach and clients enjoy dealing with her. She brings a sense of fun to the team as well as working hard to meet all her project deadlines. Charlotte is a credit to woman in the Construction industry.”
At present Women make up only 11 per cent of the construction workforce and just 1 per cent of workers on site. The Office for National Statistics says that the number of women working as roofers, bricklayers and glaziers is so low that it is unmeasurable.
These low figures are also reflected in UCATT’s membership, where women construction workers make up only a small proportion of total membership. But that is set to change with dynamic females like Charlotte in the industry.
Charlotte has had the pleasure of working on some landmark projects including the rebuilding of local school Buckholme Towers after it was ravaged by fire and complicated building projects in central London. Charlotte said of her promotion “I am delighted that Elcock Associates have recognised my hard work and commitment to the firm with a promotion. Also, it is my privilege to represent women in this industry and if someone wants to go for a career such as this to potentially inspire them.”