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Supporting Great Women

At FM Conway, we strive to ensure inclusivity and diversity is weaved throughout every level of our business. We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our diverse and ever-changing society is understood and is highly valued, and it is our duty to create equal opportunities and work to eliminate inequality in our business.

Programmes and Initiatives

FM Conway is working hard to promote career pathways and opportunities portraying females that challenge stereotype, ensuring we actively works with industry partners such as National Highways, TfL, and CECA to collaborate on new initiatives. These include TfL’s Women in Transport and Engineering (WiTnE) programme, which brings long-term unemployed women back into the workplace, and collaborations with schools to provide work experience programmes.

Great Leaders Programme

Our Great Leaders Programme is an annual course which gives our people the skills and confidence to step out of their comfort zone, challenge the status quo, and become great authentic leaders with a shared vision and direction.

FM Conway has created a network of women that promote mentoring and career development and have established role models to inspire the next generation. There has been 86 Great Leaders Programmes graduates, of those 28 are women – so nearly a third.



We recognise that Apprentices are the future of our business, and we need a diverse intake from the next generation of talent.

25% of our newest Apprentices are female with six being in operational roles.


Women’s Events

We hold a bi-annual Women’s Day event in which every woman from the business is invited to our Head Office in Sevenoaks, to network, hear from inspirational speakers, and discuss challenges and opportunities prevalent to women in our industry.
These events have been hugely successful with an array of guest speakers attending with the likes of Sevenoaks MP, Laura Trott MBE, Frances Martin, Executive Director for Environment, Climate and Public Protection Services at Westminster City Council, Kelly Tolhurst, Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood, and Rebecca Hatch, Director and Head of Business for WSP Lighting & Energy Solutions all delivering inspiring talks.
We also run interactive group sessions which are a safe space to share stories, concerns, challenges, and tips and tricks on how to tackle life as a woman working in a political and male-dominated environment whilst also balancing a family life.
In addition to our event, our female forum meets periodically to discuss challenges faced by women in our industry and share ideas for improvements.

Advancements in Women’s PPE

FM Conway now include a full stock of women’s PPE in our stores, which allows same day pick-up, and ensures protective clothing fits our women better, allowing them improved freedom of movement while working.
We are also undertaking a review of our welfare facilities across all our depots and sites. We are determined to ensure that all women working in our business have access to the same level of facilities, including sanitary bins and sanitary products.
We want to ensure that all our sites offer safe, clean, and hygienic facilities for all employees.

Enhanced Maternity Pay

Our enhanced maternity package and a ‘back to work bonus’ has seen 100% of new mothers returning since 2020. Employees will receive a back to work bonus after six and twelve months, from their date of return to work. The bonus amount paid will be based on the difference between the amount already paid between weeks one to twenty-eight and 100% of the employee’s average earnings.