Otley's Stead & Co director among Leeds names in New Year Honours

'Women in industry can do stuff, we can get far and if I can encourage other young women to come into whatever part of the industry, that would be my greatest achievement.'

Stefanie Stead.

This is the message from Stefanie Stead, 36, of Otley, after receiving an MBE for services to architecture and the construction industry.

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She recently stood down as the Yorkshire and Humber Construction Industry chair to have her baby, Joseph, and runs her own firm, Stead &Co.

Ms Stead works in schools, and thinks it is crucial to involve those who will benefit from construction in the process.