07 / 03 / 2024

We’ve marked this year’s Women in Construction Week by speaking to a number of women working across all areas of Lovell, understanding their routes into the industry and the advice that they’d give to others looking to follow in their footsteps. Finishing off the week is Amy Borrowdale, Trainee Site Manager, who works within our South Wales and West division.

  • Tell us about your role at Lovell.

I’m currently a Trainee Site Manager, which is a role I first took up in June. I’m based at our Drummond Park site in Ludgershall and I’m doing a lot of learning on the job, which is really rewarding. My role is a very varied one, but it mainly involves making sure the site team is working safely and efficiently, as well as meeting consistently high standards of quality throughout the construction process.


  • What appealed to you about working in the construction industry?

To be honest, I totally stumbled into the industry, rather than having an initial desire to work within it. That being said, I’m so glad that I did! There’s a lot to be said for being able to physically see the result of all your hard work at the end of a project, especially when you’ve got a great team around you that are all working towards a shared goal.


  • What was your route into the industry?

My journey was probably quite an unconventional one! When I moved to Andover, I left my care job and began working as a site cleaner. I first started at Drummond Park in October 2022, still in my cleaning role. As I began picking up knowledge about housebuilding, the more I wanted to learn, so when an opportunity came up to train as a Site Manager, I grabbed it with both hands.


  • What advice would you give to other women looking to get into the industry?

Just go for it! Try and learn as much as you can from the people around you, and to always put your best self forward. I’ve had so much support from the team here, who have really helped me to get out of my comfort zone and believe in myself.


  • Why’s it so important to have a diverse construction sector?

When I was growing up, I didn’t know any women in construction-based jobs, and I just think how different my entry into the industry could have been if I had had some female role models within the sector. The more diversity we have within the sector, the more we can ensure that our work reaches and helps the people who need it most.


Thank you for tuning into our Women in Construction Week series. We’re incredibly proud to work with a number of inspirational women across all areas of the business, and are excited to welcome many more into the Lovell team in 2024 and beyond.