Amianto are showing their support for International Women’s Day and Women In Construction Week by vowing to help #BreakTheBias for women in the industry.

The construction industry is one that has been male-dominated for decades. According to website Go Construct, only 14% of construction industry professionals are female. This week is National Careers Week, Women In Construction Week and today is International Women’s Day, so to celebrate we have put the spotlight onto Asbestos Administrator Kate Cribley, to explain her thoughts on the industry.

What is your role at Amianto Services?

I’m an Asbestos Administrator. I keep all paperwork, make sure all the training is updated and help run the business as smooth as possible.

How did you get into your role?

I’ve always worked in construction. I previously worked with my dad in another asbestos company and loved it, I find it so interesting and challenging. I noticed a job advertise in Sovini for a new asbestos company starting up so applied!

The Sovini Group are making a collaborative group effort to support International Women’s Day. They were recently voted the UK’s Great Place To Work for Women in 2021, providing a safe space for women and striving for equality.

What is it like working for Amianto Services / The Sovini Group? 

Its great, I’m happy and I feel well looked after. We all work very hard and everyone supports each other, the staff morale is always high.


What advice would you give to young women wanting to get into the construction industry?

Do it…its drama free!

Tony Loughran, Managing Director, commented

“We are proud here at Amianto to help break down barriers for women in our industry. In our company, gender representation is fundamental for a thriving and sustainable environment.”