Julie Kapsalis in conversation with Katie Kelleher

and Caroline Gumble

Join us and hear two really successful vibrant women share their stories at our Women in Construction Networking lunch.  

A great way for women to meet, share and network.

Hosted by Julie Kapsalis
Chair, Coast to Capital
Director, Nescot (North East Surrey College Of Technology)


‘I am a workaholic. I am Director of Nescot a Director of Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Chair of Chichester Chamber of Commerce Industry and Board Member at the Institute of Economic Development and Gatwick Diamond Business.'

I am also mother to Hektor (aged 8) and Felix (aged nearly 7) – they are my proudest achievements. My greatest weakness is not being able to say ‘no’. I have also recently taken up showing sheep and am an avid darts fan.



Introducing Katie and Caroline

Katie Kelleher - How I got to the top!
Crawler Crane Operator, Select  Plant Hire
Construction News 15 people to watch in 2019

Professional crane operator Katie Kelleher operates the UK’s largest cranes. 

She has been named in the Women Engineering Society Top 50 Women in Engineering and also by Construction News as one of 15 people to watch in construction 

‘I was working in the recruitment industry feeling so unhappy. I was desperate to make a change but for years had felt stuck, unable to move out of sales. I had sold phones, advertising space, cars, and people. 

I decided to send my CV out to some construction companies to see if they might have an opportunity for me’

Come and hear from Katie what happened next!!!


Caroline Gumble
Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Creating diverse, high performing business environments is a passion for Caroline who joined the CIOB as Chief Executive in August 2019.  Founded in 1834 with over 45,000 members the Chartered Institute of Building is a worldwide professional body that represents professionals who work within the built environment.  

An incredible achievement for Caroline who has extensive business leadership experience gained both in the UK and overseas.

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Women in Construction Networking Lunch
Thursday 22 September | 12:30 - 2:00 pm 

K2 Crawley, West Sussex 

Price: £25+vat includes two course lunch



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