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Emma crowned Inspirational Leader at the West Country Women Awards 2022

Emma Hewitt, Skills Lead at Plymouth City Council has won the Inspirational Leader Award as part of the prestigious West Country Women Awards 2022 which celebrates the top achievements and triumphs of women across the region from all communities.

Sponsored by WWA, the Inspirational Leader Award category recognises those who have stepped up to challenges whilst inspiring others around them. Emma was nominated, twice, for her leadership of the Building Plymouth skills partnership with the construction industry, the vision for Skills Launchpad Plymouth (which has already been recognised with Innovation Awards locally and regionally), and as a volunteer, for leading The Road to Mayflower project as part of the Mayflower400 commemorations.

Plymouth City Council Special Recognition Award

The annual Plymouth City Council STAR Awards celebrate staff achievements and successes and Building Plymouth’s Emma Hewitt was recognised with a ‘Special Recognition Award’.
This award is presented to a select number of staff members who have achieved extraordinary outcomes and results due to the hard work and commitment they have to their roles and the city of Plymouth.
Emma was acknowledged for all her work on Building Plymouth, the unique partnership between local construction and built environment stakeholders, working together to support the booming construction pipeline in the city.

Herald Business Award

The Building Plymouth partnership celebrated receiving a Highly Commended Award for Apprenticeship Development at the Herald Business Awards in 2017. Over the previous two years since the launch of Building Plymouth, the city had seen a 60% increase in apprenticeships in construction.


Building Plymouth’s Emma Hewitt was recognised in the Constructing Excellence G4C Young Achiever of the Year Awards in 2017.
Working on behalf of the Council-led Building Plymouth partnership, Emma’s role was to actively promote careers in construction and the built environment to attract more local people to join the industry. She proudly accepted this award on behalf of the partnership from the event sponsor Morgan Sindall at an event held at the Met Office in Exeter.