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Natasha Herman

Natasha Herman

Head of Sales and Business Development , The Labour Desk

As the Head of Sales and Business Development at The Labour Desk, I am a dynamic professional whose journey from the sunny plains of South Africa to the bustling streets of the UK reads like an adventure novel sprinkled with a dash of purpose. With a penchant for turning challenges into opportunities, I found myself in the heart of the UK in the mid-2000s, ready to carve my path. My career story begins in the world of PPE and hygiene supplies – think capes and gloves, not superhero gear – where I honed my skills and knack for meticulous organization. However, life had grander plans for me. Embarking on a new chapter, I ventured into the intricate realm of labour supply, payroll management, and materials coordination for the ever-evolving construction sector. If anyone knows how to build bridges (figuratively, of course), it's me 😊. It’s not just about balance sheets and spreadsheets. I enjoy networking, weaving connections as seamlessly as a spider spins its web. My love for rubbing elbows isn't limited to the corporate realm; I am equally passionate about giving back to the community through my charity work and raising funds for construction and non-construction based charities. I am an advocate for sustainability, every eco-friendly steps can lead to giant leaps for our planet.

Statement:

As a proud member of The Labour Desk LTD - Labour Agency, I am wholeheartedly invested in driving diversity, equality, and inclusion within the construction industry. This commitment isn't just a matter of ethics; it's a strategic imperative that benefits everyone involved. In construction, we don't just build structures; we build communities, opportunities, and futures. A diverse workforce brings together a wealth of perspectives, experiences, and ideas that enrich every project. When people from different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life collaborate, innovation thrives. Creative problem-solving becomes second nature, and projects are approached with a depth of understanding that only diversity can provide. Equality and inclusion ensure that every individual is empowered to contribute their best. When everyone is treated fairly and respectfully, a positive work environment takes root. This environment not only boosts morale but also encourages individuals to invest their skills and dedication wholeheartedly. As a result, productivity soars, and projects are completed with efficiency and excellence. Beyond the immediate benefits, embracing diversity, equality, and inclusion is a long-term investment in the industry's future. By fostering an environment where everyone has a seat at the table, we attract a new generation of talent that sees construction as an inclusive and progressive field. This, in turn, addresses the industry's skill shortages and secures its sustainability for years to come. Getting behind these principles isn't just an option; it's a responsibility we all share. I urge every stakeholder, from industry leaders to workers on the ground, to champion diversity, equality, and inclusion in construction. Let's shape an industry that mirrors the diverse world we live in, where every voice is heard, every contribution valued, and every opportunity accessible. Together, we're not just building structures; we're building a legacy of progress, unity, and success.