Founder and managing director of Golden Houses Development , Monika Slowikowska, has won the prestigious Inspirational Individual Award 2018 in the National Federation of Builders (NFB) Awards, 2018. The awards were presented at a celebratory dinner held at the Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield on 27 March.
The NFB Awards 2018 judges commented: “Monika is clearly a driven businesswoman who has shown what is possible and has worked out solutions for some of the industry’s more intractable problems. With her drive for quality, honesty and performance in business she is clearly an inspirational leader.”
The news of this NFB award follows on from a recent announcement from Golden Houses Development Ltd that the business has been nominated for two Constructing Excellence Awards 2018: the Building Project of the Year award for projects of £10 million and below; and SME of the Year. The results of these awards will be announced on 28 June 2018.
Monika Slowikowska founded Golden Houses Development Ltd in 2012. The company specialises in general building works within the high-end residential market in London and has worked on a variety of high-profile projects. The leadership of Monika Slowikowska was praised for ensuring the reduction of conflict throughout projects, with lower costs and reduced timescales.
Ms Slowikowska spoke recently at the Women in Construction Summit which was held on 6 March 2018. She stressed that research has indicated that although up to 2.1 million workers are employed in the construction industry, women only make up 11% of the labour force and are paid up to 12% less than men working in the same jobs.
Golden Houses Development Ltd has been celebrated as a real success story and the business has grown at a phenomenal rate, in 2016 it achieved turnover that was six times higher than in its launch year.