Traffic Management Operative Samantha Peters has been shortlisted for a Design and Build Women in Construction On The Tools Award sponsored by Redrow.
Samantha, known as Sammy to her friends, was nominated by her peers in recognition of the integral part she plays in her team delivering temporary traffic management on the strategic road network and providing exemplar customer service. Sammy is a role model for women and girls wanting to join the sector, and embodies the company’s value of trust by working with integrity to fulfil her commitments.
Sammy says her decision to start working in traffic management was a spontaneous thing inspired by her father who was employed as a Traffic Management Operative:
“Originally I wanted to be an equestrian, and now I couldn’t see myself doing any other job. I was in complete disbelief when I found out. I couldn’t believe I had been picked in the top 5 out of so many incredible women for this award. I felt humbled and proud of the brilliant news and excited to share this achievement with my family and friends. Now that a week has passed I’m still incredibly overwhelmed and happy. I’m looking forward to a fantastic night being able to represent HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd at the 2023 Design and Build Women in Construction Awards.”
Sammy will join the other shortlisted women at the De Vere Grand Connaught rooms in September for the offical aware ceremony where she will rub shoulders with industry leaders gathered to celebrate the success of this year’s women in construction.
The judging panel for the On the Tools Award includes Suzanna Blakely Monk, a qualified electrician and winner of last year’s On the Tools award, Stephen Slessor, Managing Director at Galliford Try and Claire Jarvis, Managing Director at Redrow Homes.
Joanna Hill, Marketing and Communications Manager at HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd is a champion of women in construction and transport, particularly those on the front line. She said:
“For many young women and girls, seeing a woman doing the job is what inspires them to join our industry. This is why role models are so important, and Sammy is just that. She is carving out a space for herself in an environment that is traditionally considered to be ‘male dominated’ and is thriving. I believe she is very deserving of this accolade as someone who defines what it is to be “the backbone of the industry”. She plays such an important part in her team providing exceptional traffic management services that are aligned with the company’s ethos of safety and customer-focus. I’m proud of everything she has achieved so far and look forward to watching her progress through her career.”
Steven Camm, Operations manager at HW Martin (Traffic Management) Ltd and Sammy’s line manager, said:
“I can’t praise her enough, she is a pleasure to have around, she’s progressed well, nothing is too much effort, her work ethic is great, and she has a bright future as an Lead Traffic Management Operative ahead of her and beyond should she choose that. Many in this industry go on to become Contract Managers, Operations Managers, and so forth. It’s also a vital steppingstone into the wider construction and transport industries. There is so much scope for someone with her potential.”