ISG’s Mirna Ayoubi features in BBC TV cooking challenge

19 September 2017

ISG - Mirna Ayoubi, BBC's The Big Family Cooking Showdown

ISG’s design manager, Mirna Ayoubi, has featured as a contestant in a new BBC TV cooking show, The Big Family Cooking Showdown.

The show is presented by Zoë Ball and the winner of 2015’s The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain.

Mirna and her family featured on the fifth episode of the show, which aired on 14 September 2017.

The BBC filmed Mirna working on site at ISG’s construction project at The O2, where ISG is currently working to deliver the remaining retail outlets at the iconic London location.

Mirna is a keen chef, having won a special charity baking competition at ISG in 2015 as part of our fundraising efforts for our UK charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mirna is also no stranger to the limelight.

In July 2017, she featured on the front cover of Construction Manager magazine and was interviewed as part of a wider feature discussing gender in the construction industry.

She has also been interviewed on the CITB’s Go Construct website, in which she outlined the positive aspects of working in construction, and why more women should consider it as a career.

“I can see the very real need for more women to join the workforce and get a career in construction,” she said.

“It’s great that construction is the sort of industry that is so open for both men and women.”

The Big Family Cooking Showdown is on Thursdays on BBC Two at 8pm.

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