Gill has grown M&Y from a business with a £2 million turnover in 2009 into the £32 million repairs, maintenance and construction company it is today. She leads her team with passion and drive.
As an ambassador for women in construction and for a disability coalition, Gill provides interview training mentoring and coaching colleagues and young people at a special educational needs school. Gill speaks from the heart, with a level of openness and honesty rarely seen at such a senior level.
"I strive to empower women"
Gill said: “I am absolutely delighted to be named Outstanding Woman in Business at this year’s Wyre Business Awards. As a managing director working in what is traditionally a male-dominated industry, I strive to empower women and encourage the next generation into the sector.”
The event was held on Thursday 5 December at Marine Hall, Fleetwood, with industry leaders from the region being recognized for their contribution to the area.
Nominees for the award were judged on how well they could demonstrate being an inspirational, passionate and dedicated business leader.
"I am so proud"
As a winner, Gill also demonstrated qualities that have made her an excellent role model for aspiring managers and entrepreneurs, and how she has achieved outstanding success.
Wyre Council spoke to Lisa from Lancshare who judged this award. They said, “The application for M&Y was impressive, backed up with data and statistics that were hard to argue.
“The length of time this company has been in business is testament to their continued growth and reputation. The variety of clients and the volume of properties they support is impressive.
“Construction is a very male dominated industry and it is both inspiring and impressive that this particular organisation has a female MD who is driving the business forward in such a way.
“From the application, it seems that Gill is leading the business from the front, setting the vision and strategic direction and ensuring its strong financial position. Gill isn’t just a woman in a privileged position, it is clear to see from the application that she works hard, undertaking qualifications to develop herself, and spearheading new programs. It also seems like Gill is quite active within the business and across the business and importantly, is in gauging external stakeholders such as schools and surrounding businesses. This coupled with her ambassador for women into trades & women into business roles, as well as other awards achieved, evidences her hands-on approach.
“It was an inspiring read, backed up with examples of evidence.”
Gill went on to say: “I am so proud to lead this multi-million pound organisation that is currently building and repairing homes right across the North West.”