Keltbray is pleased to announce that Lucy Maddin-Uden, Group Strategic Project Manager, has been shortlisted for an award in the WeAreTheCity Rising Stars Award 2020 in the Property, Construction & FM Category. The 200-strong shortlist showcases remarkable women within the UK from across 20 categories representing different industries/professions.

Now in its sixth year, the Rising Star Awards focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below senior management level. Through these awards, it will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. Since 2015, WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards have highlighted the achievements of over 550 future leaders and role models across a variety of different sectors.

This year’s shortlist showcases extraordinary women within the UK from across 20 categories. Within the Property, Construction and Facilities Management category, Lucy has been nominated, recognising her for championing, supporting and shining a light on the challenges faced by women in the workplace and the industry.

Lucy is thrilled to be shortlisted alongside inspiring women from the likes of TfL, Crossrail, CBRE and others. On receiving the nomination, Lucy says, “It is so exciting to be shortlisted alongside amazing and like-minded women from some truly impressive companies, who are seriously pushing the boundaries and creating lasting change.”

At Keltbray, Lucy’s role is to deliver and implement strategy for group-wide projects, ensuring joined-up thinking and a tactical approach to major opportunities.

Lucy is also the founder of the Keltbray Female Leadership Initiative. On the importance of getting more women into the industry, Lucy says, “I am a passionate advocate of equality and my objective is to support, sponsor and encourage Keltbray’s future female leaders, with a view to tackling the ‘gender imbalance’ within our industry”.

Lucy has been integral in shining a light on the challenging biases faced by women in the construction industry, with a view to rallying senior leadership within Keltbray and inspiring change.

Lucy is also proud to be a mentor to Klaudia Preus, a London South Bank University student studying Architectural Technology, looking to know more about a career in the construction industry.

Show your support for Lucy and Keltbray by casting your vote here