Helen Hick, joint managing director of Larkfleet Homes, has won a prestigious title at the recent International Business Awards – known informally as ‘The Stevies’.
Helen picked up the ‘Bronze Stevie’ in the category of ‘Woman of the Year’ and said: “I am extremely flattered to receive such a respected award and to be acknowledged for the work that I do.
“The Woman of the Year category of the International Business Awards is a great platform for women to be heard. Although the number of females working in the construction industry is still relatively low, awards such as this highlight the opportunities for women.
“It is a great industry to be involved in and this award helps to demonstrate that we are getting it right at Larkfleet where women are employed throughout the company at every level.”
Helen has helped to lead the company to a number of award successes this year, including the ‘Small Housebuilder of the Year’ title at the national HouseBuilder awards and the ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ title in the Construction News Awards. She sits on the NSPCC Peterborough committee and is heavily involved in fund raising, including the main local event for the charity - a ball which raised over £20,000 last year.
Larkfleet Homes, part of The Larkfleet Group of Companies is an established, local company with a strong ‘sustainability agenda’ which makes a significant contribution to the regional community and economy. It embraces a philosophy of working with local businesses and a local workforce.
In 2015 Helen’s husband Karl Hick, CEO of The Larkfleet Group of Companies, won a Bronze Stevie in the ‘Executive of the Year, Materials & Construction’ category of the International Business Awards.