Sooke business owner and journeyperson Mary-Anne Bowcott, third from right in front row, was one of six in B.C. to receive a Provincial Construction Leadership award at this year’s Construction Leadership Dinner on April 19. (Photo contributed)

Sooke business owner and journeyperson Mary-Anne Bowcott, third from right in front row, was one of six in B.C. to receive a Provincial Construction Leadership award at this year’s Construction Leadership Dinner on April 19. (Photo contributed)

Sooke business owner honoured by construction industry

Mary-Anne Bowcott was one of six in B.C. to receive a Provincial Construction Leadership award

Sooke business owner and journeyperson Mary-Anne Bowcott was honoured last week by the B.C. construction industry.

April is Construction and Skilled Trades Month in B.C., which celebrates workers and employers who work in skilled trades.

Bowcott, owner of Westcom Plumbing and Heating, was one of six people in the province to receive a Provincial Construction Leadership award at this year’s Construction Leadership Dinner at the B.C. Royal Museum on April 19.

“It’s a great privilege to honour the hard-working women and men who are the backbone of B.C.’s construction sector,” commented Chris Atchison, BCCA president in a press release.

“We have a workforce of over 225,000 people building more than $75 billion in current projects. The numbers are impressive, but it’s crucial that we stay focused on the individuals and businesses that rely on us to make choices that ensure a productive and resilient sector.”