Not only did we celebrate International Women’s Day this week, we are thrilled to further support the national Women in Construction campaign that runs from the 7th to the 14th of March!
Eventually returning to construction, Sophie brought her expertise to Checkmate in July 2020 as our Head of Finance. Combating the difficulties of joining a busy company during the height of a global pandemic, she rapidly impressed the whole business, and is an integral member of our management team.
Sophie joined the business in the middle of lockdown, two months prior to the first ‘year end’ for the new management team. We were in the middle of transforming the business from the inside out and the Finance function was stretched thinly with all the initiatives we had in play. Sophie landed confidently in the business, dealt with all the stresses and strains in admirable fashion and embraced the challenge of replacing our Finance system just two months after she landed! She continues to perform with the same energy and quality and has grown in confidence in challenging and supporting where required.”
- CFO, Peter Rudge
In other news...
International Women's Day - #ChooseToChallenge
At Checkmate, our MISSION is “To forge inclusive work cultures where women's careers thrive and achievements are celebrated”.
With this in mind, we have taken the opportunity to catch up with Checkmate’s Head of HR, Natalie Toas, to see what being a senior woman in construction is really like….
Checkmate's New Head of Finance!
Joining Checkmate as our Head of Finance and resident thrill-seeker, we’re pleased to welcome Charlotte Hartley to the Checkmate team!
Checkmate Fire Goes Electric
Way ahead of the government’s aim for all new vehicles to be electric by 2030, we are already on target to achieve a fully electric fleet by the end of this year, reducing our annual C02 footprint by over 98 tonnes!
The Budget - A Hot Topic
Until recent pandemic times, a fire could be the single most impactful and devastating event to occur to lives and a business.
Budgets, although important, should not stifle necessary decision making.