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Natalie leads the way into male-dominated construction industry

Trail-blazer: Natalie Armstrong is our first female assistant site manager

Trail-blazer: Natalie Armstrong is our first female assistant site manager

We’re making in-roads into the male dominance of the construction industry by welcoming our first female assistant site manager.

Natalie Armstrong (28) has swapped furniture design for a hard hat and hi-vis jacket as she starts in her new post as a graduate trainee for our Midlands region.

After a previous career which involved producing designs for John Lewis, she was looking for a new challenge when she and her RAF husband moved to Lincolnshire.

She said: “My strengths are my design background and my attention to detail, which are particularly helpful when it comes to my responsibilities relating to the second half of the build programme – involving the tiling, painting etc. I have laid a couple of bricks though!”

Based at the popular NHBC award-winning Orchid development in Oakham, Rutland, she added: “I can honestly say that I haven’t encountered any kind of prejudice from my male counterparts, many of whom have many years’ experience of a trade before moving into a project management role.”

Linden Homes production manager Don Burley said: “It’s a breath of fresh air to have Natalie on board. She is a very dedicated and talented member of the team, keen and quick to learn.

“As a company we are delighted to demonstrate that there are opportunities for both men and women within the construction industry.”

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