Kate is an Associate at Gateley LLP, a top 50 national law firm. Kate specialises in preventing and resolving disputes arising in relation to building projects. Kate acts for a wide range of clients including residential developers, main contractors and specialist sub-contractors. Kate is recognised as providing both practical and commercial advice for clients. She has an approachable style and takes time to ensure that her clients fully understand the options available to them in dealing with any dispute.
Kate is regularly published in Construction Law and Construction News.
Kate started the Midlands branch in October 2010 and since then has built up her committee so that it includes representatives for all aspects of the industry. Kate is committed to ensuring that the Midlands branch goes from strength to strength and that the events held are both interesting and helpful to the NAWIC members and engage with the wider construction industry. Kate recognises the importance of NAWIC events as providing a supportive environment in which women in construction can network and build contacts with confidence. Kate intends to ensure that there is a co-ordinated approach in linking up with other organisations such as Women in Property who share a similar ethos to NAWIC.
Lisa is a well establised Business Development Manager, working for Balfour Beatty Engineering Services within
the West Midland and East Anglia regions. Lisa has a deep knowledge of the bigger picture and understands the
construction business and where our specialist fields link into the construcution and property industry as a whole.
Lisa is always friendly, positive and makes things happen. She is diligent and quick, creative, enthusiastic and shows
a strong drive to achieve results.
Lisa joined the Midlands NAWIC branch in 2011 and as Deputy Chair assists Kate and the team to demonstrate and provide other women in construction a forum in which to maximise networking opportunities and contacts within a supportive and friendly environment.
Balfour Beatty engineering Services delivers leading-edge solutions with a single and determined focus on meeting the needs of our customers, providing market-leading mechanical and electrical services across the UK building services, power and engineering construction markets. A steadfast focus on customer relationships, improving safety and a commitment to creating innovative and sustainable solutions drive us to lead our industry. From retail to industrial and process, healthcare to commercial, infrastructure to sport and leisure, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services is dedicated to providing a single focus and total services for all customers.