100 for 100 Series: Niamh Collins | Wates

100 for 100 Series: Niamh Collins

Our latest 100 for 100 featured employee is Niamh Collins

2018 is a milestone year as it marks 100 years since women in the UK were given the right to vote as part of the Representation of the People’s Act.

At Wates we want to use this historic anniversary as a catalyst for promoting equality of opportunity for women across our industry. Throughout 2018-19 we are running a campaign called #100for100, where we will feature 100 women from across the business at all levels – providing a window into the daily working lives of our female colleagues and a platform for their views.

Our latest entrant is below. Plus, you can see all current featured employees here

Niamh Collins

Niamh Collins

Introduce yourself for us

Hi, I am Niamh, the PA to Midlands and South West.

How long have you been in your current role? I have been with the organisation, in it’s different guises, since 2004.

What brought you to Wates?  A recruitment agency put me in contact back in 2004 and after an few interviews with the then Regional Director, I was lucky to be offered the role.

What advice would you give to women entering the industry?

To develop and then demonstrate your professional expertise whenever possible.  To be yourself too.

Who are your role models?

Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland and has gone on to influential roles within the United Nations.

Tell us something unusual about you. 

This is best answered by the lads in the office!

What changes would you like to see in 100 years time?  

A truly equitable society, where people have proper representation at all levels, and the gap between rich and poor is fairer.