100 for 100 series: Nina Hughes | Wates

100 for 100 series: Nina Hughes


Our latest 100 for 100 featured employee is Nina Hughes

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 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


Nina Hughes

Introduce yourself for us

I’m Nina Hughes, Community Investment Advisor for Group.

How long have you been in your current role?

Just over 3 years.

What attracted you to the job?

I wanted to work for a company that’s committed to making changes for good within society.

What brought you to Wates?

The diversity. I’m never in the same place – I’m on site, I’m in offices, I’m in school, no day is ever the same.

What advice would you give to women entering the industry?

Just go for it! There’s no reason why women can’t be in the industry – there’s no barriers to it.

Who are your role models?

My mum.

Tell us something unusual about you

I recently climbed Kilimanjaro.

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

I hope we don’t have to have just one day where we celebrate women – I hope we’re sufficiently equal for that not to require a day any more.