Leah Robson

Leah co-owns a social enterprise installing renewable tech on building sites and in homes with an emphasis on giving opportunities to women in construction.

I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BA in Social Science. Then after a year’s voluntary work in Tanzania teaching IT, I moved to London as a graduate trainee software developer. After taking an MSc in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics and a successful career in IT consulting, I realised I wanted to work in an area I was passionate about – caring for the environment.

I then worked for an installer of solar panels, ground and air source heat pumps for five years. It amazed me how few women I met when working on building sites, so decided to set up my own social enterprise specifically targeting providing training, work experience and apprenticeships to women who want to work in construction.