Ryan Jones is Managing Director at SLG Agency. With almost 20-years of experience managing communications for some of the construction sector’s biggest names, Ryan has built up a wealth of strategic marketing experience.
His passion for construction, and belief in the need to improve the image of the sector, has led him to found Deconstruction – a not-for-profit with the sole purpose of fixing the skills gap by changing the public’s perception of the industry.
Kerry has worked in Learning and development for 14 years, with a high level of experience and understanding of apprenticeships, Kerry sits in many work streams and is currently leading the project management of a diversity coalition for the industry. Kerry approaches her work and tasks with a people focus and prides herself on doing what she says she is going to do along with making sure she is approachable.
Master Roofers UK
An experienced roofer and roof restoration specialist, Stewart Rowles has worked in the heritage roofing sector for over 20 years. He has worked on many prestigious buildings and projects, specialising in ornate leadwork and heritage slating and tiling, among other traditional skills. Stewart is also managing director at Master Roofers UK, an online community of 11,500 roofers and industry personnel. Even though Stewart is still carrying out roofing projects throughout the country, he is now heavily focused on raising the profile of roofers and roofing-based education in the UK. He writes roofing related articles for construction-based publications, and also has his own online video and content series on social media and YouTube called ‘The Rowles Report’, where he highlights the UK roofing industry and shares case studies about interesting work, technical advice and debate key issues.
Head of Careers
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC)
Ruth Scarrott has more than 15 years of experience in the careers sector. As Head of Careers at NFRC, her focus is on implementing a careers strategy for the whole roofing and cladding industry and is committed to supporting members as well as working with industry and wider stakeholders to address the widespread skills shortages within roofing.
Ruth is a passionate advocate for improving life chances for everyone, especially disadvantaged groups, and has a particular interest in the part that the workforce can play in revitalising organisational culture.