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Under construction – The Sunday Times

We are delighted and proud to see that CESW members Nicola Bird and Natalie King of AccXel have been featured in the Sunday Times. The piece not only highlights the prevalent challenges in construction to address equity and equality, but also the great things that are happening in Gloucestershire!

“From simulators in school classrooms to mentorship programmes, companies are working hard to bring more women and diversity to their workforce, as leaders reveal

Sisters Nicola Bird and Natalie King never expected to go into construction. The pair make up the third generation of family business KW Bell Group – a construction company based in Gloucestershire worth £90 million – but each pursued alternative careers prior to this. Bird was a teacher before joining the family firm 14 years ago, while King trained as a lawyer. Now the pair are inspiring a new generation of talent after founding AccXel, the UK’s first female-run construction school, which is co-funded by KW Bell and the government’s Getting Building Fund….”

Read the full article here on The Sunday Times website:

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