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Bid-writing expert to deliver keynote speech at construction summit

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Denise O'LearyDenise O'LearyBid-writing expert Denise O’Leary has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the national Women in Construction Summit in London next month.

Denise, founder and managing director of Chippenham-based Purpol Marketing, will address 1,000 delegates on the topic of From Engineering via Manufacturing to Construction - Steps to Become a Diversity Champion.

The talk will showcase how every reincarnation of your career can pay dividends in the next. Denise will explain how as the founder of her own marketing and bid writing agency, each role in her career journey has provided learning to build a positive foundation for future stages.

Via three male-dominated environments, she will share practical solutions and expertise to provide delegates with a plan of action to help them drive their career forward, disrupt the status quo and champion greater diversity, equality and inclusion.

“I am delighted to be invited to share my experience as part of this amazing inclusive and diversity event championing Women in Construction, I am looking forward to inspiring others to achieve great things and amplify the success of their career and business," said Denise.

"Being part of such a vibrant community of like-minded professionals building a diverse, inclusive industry is a great honour.

"Being part of such a packed agenda of inspiring speakers all strong, powerful and successful people who are changing the game and setting an example for others in the construction industry."

Denise founded Purpol Marketing to provide specialised consultancy for marketing strategy and tender bid management specifically to SMEs with a key focus on the construction and manufacturing sectors and has been recognised as the national Best Business Woman in Marketing and PR.

Purpol Marketing has recently celebrated its fifth birthday and is continuing to help companies leverage marketing expertise to create marketing strategies that help them win more business more often, as shown by their enviable market leading 95 percent success rate.

The summit will be held at the Olympia in London on May 16.

Jordan Graham, producer of the Women in Construction World Series, said: “In March 2018, the Women in Construction Summit launched to an audience of 500 empowered women, industry leaders and advocates.

"This laid the foundations for change in the coming years. The discussions, thought-provoking debates and strategic networking opportunities have become the centrepiece of the Women in Construction World Series.

"By joining the summit, you’re showcasing your commitment to inclusivity and shining the spotlight on the true power of diversity in the construction industry.”