Hollie Statham is a Design Manager at one of the largest, most successful privately-owned construction and development groups in the UK, Bowmer and Kirkland. Upon graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2018 with a BA Hons degree in Architecture, Hollie joined the construction industry as a Trainee in a mission to not only build on her site experience but bring her creativity and pragmatic thinking to the built environment. Hollie has been involved in several high profile projects throughout her time in the industry so far, such as the National Innovation Centre of Ageing and Data, The Catalyst, part of the Newcastle Helix Development, Bellway Headquarters, Woolsington, Hamptons by Hilton, Stockton and currently Bank House, part of the regeneration of Pilgrim Street. Hollie has led not only on the design coordination of her projects but also focused on the sustainability agenda, notably looking at net-zero carbon solutions and achieving BREEAM Outstanding for the Catalyst. Hollie is an advocate for young professionals in the industry and strives to raise the profile of the industry amongst our future generation by promoting careers within construction, breaking down stereotypes, particularly in encouraging females into the industry, and raising aspirations of the region. As well as being our North East Co-chair, Hollie champions schemes such as Career Ready, NELEP Enterprise Advisors scheme, NAWIC North East (Social Media Coordinator and Mentor), NEUPC Engagement Lead and CITB Construction Ambassadors. Her passion certainly doesn’t go unnoticed, winning G4C New Professional of the Year 2019 and G4C Mentor of the Year 2020.