J MURPHY & SONS (Murphy) today joined organisations across the UK introducing free period products into the workplace for female employees as part of the Hey Girls #PeriodDignity movement.

Free Hey Girls period products will be available at seven Murphy sites across the UK in offices, project sites and in depots, available to just over 600 female employees.

Whilst Murphy is investing in its staff, it’s also giving back to the community as part of UK-based Hey Girls unique ‘buy one, give one’ model.  For every period product bought for employees, the same amount is donated to a local charity, foodbank or service provider for women and girls facing period poverty.  From Murphy’s order, products will be donated to Cysters – Womens Support and Awareness Group in Birmingham.

1 in 10 girls and women in the UK are currently unable to afford period products from month to month, resorting to sometimes using household items like socks, toilet roll or newspaper.

Group Director of People at Murphy, Dawn Moore, commented “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Hey Girls and making Murphy an even better place to work. One of our colleagues had the idea for female convenience packs last year, and the pilot we ran was a great success. This partnership is taking that another step forward. We’re well aware that the sector as a whole needs to attract more women, and we’re hoping that through partnerships like this, we can attract more talented people to come and work for Murphy.”

Celia Hodson, Founder Hey Girls said: “We’re delighted that Murphy has joined the Period Dignity movement, joining a list of like-minded employers across the UK who see access to period products as a basic need for their female workforce.

“They join a diverse list of employers that include Virgin, The Scottish FA, Skyscanner, Wilmott Dixon Construction and Brewdog who not only are providing for their workforce but are simultaneously giving back to their communities by donating the same sized order to women and young people from low income families who simply cannot afford to cover the cost of their period.”

The products being purchased by Murphy are through their distribution partner Lyreco, who provide all their office supplies in the UK.

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Media Contact:

  • Amy Briggs, Senior Marketing Manager, Hey Girls M: 07395286780 E: marketing@heygirls.co.uk
  • Chris Mostyn, Head of Marketing & Communications, Murphy

M: 07587 036087 / E: chrismostyn@murphygroup.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

About Hey Girls

Hey Girls was founded by Celia Hodson and her daughters Kate and Becky, and launched in January 2018. It all started with a heated discussion that resulted in a simple goal – how to tackle ‘period poverty’ in a sustainable way. 

Hey Girls believe that access to sanitary products is a right, not a privilege. They are a Scotland-based Social Enterprise with one clear goal: for every pack of Hey Girls sanitary products sold, they give a pack away to someone in need in the UK. 

By taking shareholders out the picture, the sustainable Buy One Give One business model means that they can give products away to where they are really needed.

For more information, visit www.heygirls.co.uk.

About Murphy

J. Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure.

Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, Murphy provides better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including transportation; water; power; natural resources; and construction & property. 

Headquartered in London, we also have a number of related businesses and are specialists in delivering pipelines, design, marine, structural steel, tunnelling, fabrication, bridges and piling, and invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities.

Murphy employs more than 3,500 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy’ by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success. Visit www.murphygroup.com to find out more. #MoretoMurphy