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Who Are Yer? – Emma Ratcliffe

In this week's 'Who Are Yer?' we get to know Head of Business Development for the North West at Morgan Sindall Construction, Emma Ratcliffe.

Full Name: Emma Ratcliffe
Company: Morgan Sindall
Job Title: Head of Business Development – North West

What does your business do: Morgan Sindall Construction is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of £3.2 billion and which operates through six divisions of Construction & Infrastructure, Fit Out, Property Services, Partnership Housing, Urban Regeneration and Investments. We are a national business with a network of local offices whose purpose is to create inspiring places that enhance the communities in which we all live, learn, work, play, care and protect. Our NW business employs around 160 talented people with a broad range of expertise, and we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach which delivers great value and service to our customers.

Where can we find you: Head office is Salford Quays and we are also based in The Spine in Liverpool

Your Twitter Handle: @EmmaR_MS_NW
Company Twitter Handle: @morgansindallc

Company Insta: @morgansindallconstruction

Company Website:

Favourite sports team: I don’t really do sports, but I would be shot by my husband if I didn’t say Man United 😊

Favourite Book: The Harry Potter books or anything by Karin Slaughter, James Patterson, Martina Cole etc.

Favourite Band/Artist/Song: Take That/Greatest Day

Favourite Restaurant / eat-out: too many to choose from but I do love any of the Elite Bistros by Gary Usher (Kala, Wreckfish, Sticky Walnut)

Favourite Holiday destination: Citybreak – Paris or New York, Long-haul – La Romana (Dominican) or Las Vegas, Europe – Malta, UK – Angelsey

Top 5 people dinner party guests, dead or alive: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Eva Cassidy and Whitney Houston (can you tell I’m a singer? 😉)

Celebrity crush: Jamie Dornan / Robert Pattinson / Ryan Reynolds

My proudest / best business moment is… I am always so proud when I see the projects I have been involved with from the very beginning come to life and make such a difference to the places where they are built – most recently at Paddington Village in Liverpool and University of Salford. Both real success stories of true collaboration, team work, innovation, vision, bravery and more …

My advice for 18-year-old me… would be stop spending too much money on rubbish and instead save up, travel and see more of the world!

My personal business hero(es) are… there are too many to name, but I am always inspired by the truly great female leaders within property & construction who are proof that we are becoming a much more diverse and inclusive industry. Especially my colleagues Sharon Chrippes, Jenny Martin, Gill Roberts, Claire Riseley, Alison Pernavas, Tricia Adams, Sarah Jones, Jade Sherry-Finney, Sally Bedwell, Crissie Gizzi, Karina Connolly, Alice Hickling and many many more! “Who run the world? Girls!”

Our company is… truly passionate about improving the lives of the people in the communities in which we build. It has the spirit of a family run business but with the financial security and stability of a major plc group.

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