MEET the female managing director of a construction firm who has been nominated for the Most Inspiring Role Model awards for her work in the male dominated sector.

Gill Kelly, MD of M&Y Maintenance and Construction, has been shortlisted for an Inspire Award for her work transforming St Helens based M&Y Maintenance and Construction from a business with a £2m turnover in 2009 to a turnover of £32m in 2019.

Gill has also spearheaded The Regenda Group’s LEAD programme, delivering coaching and training to staff across the business.

Gill Kelly, Managing Director of M&Y Maintenance and Construction, said: “I am delighted to be nominated for an Inspire Award.

“Since entering the world of construction, I have worked hard to empower other women and demonstrate that you can be successful in a male dominated sector.

“Through hard work, I have been able to transform my family maintenance business into a multi-million-pound organisation that is currently building homes across the north west.

“I hope that my journey can inspire the next generation of women in the sector.”

Award winners will be announced at a glittering award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester, on June 5.