The Worshipful Company of Constructors
Support for the University of Westminster
The Worshipful Company of Constructors, through its Charitable Trust, is very proud that it was able to support the University of Westminster’s Westminster Business School in its pursuit of construction excellence in the 2018/2019. With financial help from the Charitable Trust the University of Westminster not only played a key role in “Constructionarium 2019”, but also awarded the 2019 WCC Constructor’s Prize to Katarzyna Pecak.
Katarzyna graduated from the University of Westminster in June 2019 with a First Class Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management. She undertook her degree on a part-time day release basis whilst employed as a Quantity Surveyor with McNicholas (who were taken over by Kier in 2017). The University said that Katarzyna “was an exceptional student, eager to help her peers in the areas in which she excelled and had a great rapport with academic staff. It was a pleasure working with Katarzyna and her commitment and attitude to learning was inspirational. As a prime example of a rising star within the industry she was a worthy recipient of the Constructors’ Prize.
The Charitable Trust is both pleased and proud to be able to support the annual award of the Constructors’ Prize at the University of Westminster. We have been involved with the University for several years now, and we have also been proud to invite the prize winners to become Yeoman members of the Company.
Yeoman Member of the Worshipful Company of Constructors Anjali Pindoria won the Constructors’ prize in 2018. She works as a Project Surveyor at her family firm, AVI Contracts. Building on her dissertation Anjali developed her passion for promoting industry change for diversity and inclusion. She has presented her work across panels, conferences, summits and CPD events hosted by the industry across England. See also sits on Worshipful Company of Constructors committees as well as those of the CIOB and the National Association of Women in Construction.
Anjali is also the UK Construction Week Role Model and was recently crowned the Most Inspiring Role Model and Most Inspiring Diversity Champion at the Inspire Awards. She is truly a splendid representative for the Company, working as she does on behalf of PwC on their outreach projects for change.
Her core message is that you can “Be whatever you want to be irrespective of your background and that one’s exterior should never drive one’s interior, one’s brain or the hard work that is inside you”
Anjali says; “a degree isn’t just a piece of paper. It is a lifetime of life skills, experiences and lessons learned to prepare us for the bigger world. And the time spent at Westminster has given me a superb grounding for the future.”
The Worshipful Company of Constructors is justly proud of its association with the University of Westminster, and looks forward to working closely with them in the future.