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Women in Mining UK Welcomes British Gypsum as an Industry Partner

By 13/12/2021News

London – 13 December 2021: Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is delighted to announce an industry partnership with British Gypsum, the UK’s leading manufacturer of high-performance drylining solutions that deliver sustainability and performance for both people and the planet.

Alex Buck, Managing Director at WIM UK, said, “We are pleased to welcome British Gypsum as an Industry Partner, joining Deswik, the World Gold Council and Polymetal. We look forward to working together, supporting the next generation of talent with a focus on expanding our internship programme and increasing gender diversity and inclusion in the industry.

Paul Boustead, Mineral Resources Director at British Gypsum, added, “We are excited to join forces with WIM UK. The lack of gender diversity in mining is detrimental to the sector. At British Gypsum, we are working hard with organisations, such as WIM UK, to ensure the industry is welcoming to all people. After all, it is only through diverse perspectives and ideas that our industry can achieve its full potential. We’re looking forward to working with WIM UK to make a more diverse workforce a reality.

About Women in Mining UK
WIM UK is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention, and advancement of women in the mining sector. We offer a suite of programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to board level. These include a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, an internship programme, a partnership with Women on Boards UK, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events. WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identifies inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice.

For more information about joining WIM UK, please visit our website:

About British Gypsum
We care about building better. We offer our partner construction customers high-performing, sustainable drylining solutions that benefit both people and our planet.

By working together and pioneering solutions, we will help create a positive legacy, building great spaces to work, rest and play.

We know the future means better built environments, better homes, better places to work and better lives, and we’re committed to creating a positive impact for people and the planet.

We’re confident of better, leading the way by sharing our collective know how and innovative products with our partner construction customers to help create better buildings for everybody.

We mine, mill and manufacture with British-based gypsum. Only British Gypsum drylining systems, built with Gyproc and Glasroc plasterboards, genuine Gypframe metal components and finished with authentic Thistle plaster, give SpecSure® protection for life. This guarantees the structural, acoustic and fire safe performance of our drylining systems in homes, schools, hospitals, and other buildings.

We collaborate to make positive contributions to the communities that surround our sites, and partner with over 75 colleges across the UK to support future generations of drylining and plastering professionals.

We’re proud to be a founding patron member of CRASH, the construction industry’s charity, supporting homeless and hospice projects nationwide.

We care about building better.

For further information please visit our website:

Women in Mining UK Contact
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
T: +44 (0) 7488 495 969

British Gypsum Contact
Social Change UK PR and Communications Team
T: +44 (0)1522 775060