South West

G4C South West is one of the newer regional groups and has been rapidly gathering momentum as the South West’s young professional voice of the UK built environment agency. We are open to anyone with an interest in joining the industry, or in their early stages of their career in the built environment sector. We run a series of events throughout the year, both with a social and educational focus. We are currently working towards hosting the inaugural G4C South West Awards in Spring 2021.

For further details of our upcoming events, or to get involved please e-mail [email protected]

South West Chair 

Lisa Denby

Lizzy Painter

Lizzy is a solicitor at Royds Withy King, based in Bath. Lizzy specialises in non-contentious construction and engineering matters, and advises a range of clients across the entire supply chain (from procurement and risk management through to delivery and life use of a development).

As a long-time supporter of Constructing Excellence, Lizzy joined the committee of the Generation 4 Change South West in 2019 because she was keen to help encourage the younger generation understand the vast range of opportunities available in the industry.

“I am thrilled to take over role of Chair for the Generation 4 Change South West. I look forward to continuing in Lisa Denby’s footsteps to represent and promote the breadth of passion in the industry across this region. Watch this space for more events and opportunities!”

Lizzy is also active in the local Bath community. She is a committee member for the CESW Bath Club (the local group for the Construction Excellence South West) and the Bath Young Professionals (a networking group who connects junior professionals across various industries and professions in Bath).”

Please contact me if you have any question or would like to get involved with G4C South West – @G4CSW

Deputy Chair

Josh Hodder

Josh is a Senior Project Manager for Highways England’s Major Projects Directorate in the South West; currently responsible for the delivery a £330 million road project in Cornwall and closing out the project to deliver a new junction on the M49 near Bristol.

Prior to joining Highways England in 2016, Josh spent 8 years as part of the team at Bristol Airport, delivering a wide range of projects to sustainably increase capacity and maintain high standards of safety for airport users. It was during this time that he was sponsored to undertake an HNC in Construction.

“My real driver is being involved in projects that have a positive impact on people’s lives, getting parents home from work in time to see their kids before they go to bed, or enabling businesses to reliably plan their deliveries to help grow our economy”

“As an industry, construction has not always been viewed as an attractive career choice. I wanted to be involved with Generation for Change, to help spread the message to those starting out that it’s a very exciting place to be. It’s one of very few professions where the results of your hard work are tangible, and often for many years to come.”