MariaMarie Clarke took a great interest in the Construction Industry from a very early age, she was greatly discouraged by her parents who had hoped she would go on to be a Doctor or a Barrister. However Maria was not put off and she now runs her own Plastering Company “Classic Walls” which employs up to twenty people. Maria has been in the construction industry for over 26 years. Experience in all sectors of the industry from public and private housing construction to specialist contractor within all the major projects in Ireland in commercial, retail and government contracts.She now specialises in plastering, both internal and external. Maria has recently been made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. She is the first woman in Ireland and one of only 10 women worldwide to attain this standard.