Now in its fifth year, the competition has rapidly grown in popularity since its inception in 2011, becoming one of the most talked about and prestigious events in the housing calendar.
In 2015 we are pleased to reveal that following last year’s exciting live final at the National Housing Federation’s annual conference in Birmingham, this year’s five finalists will once again get to make their ultimate pitches at this year’s conference in September.
With the sector facing unprecedented pressures, we want to see tomorrow’s talent now; the people with the flair to lead us out of the gloom.
The entries for this year's award were better than ever and the competition looks set to be fierce. Following a difficult shortlisting stage our online public vote to decide the final 10 is now open.
The lucky, and no doubt nervous, final 10 will then be invited to a special presentation day at the NHF’s headquarters in London to explain and thrash out their big ideas, and where our judges will decide who will go through to the live final in September.
Jon Pendrill, director at Maxmedia, which is sponsoring this year’s Young Leaders Award, said: “Over the past four years there have been some truly amazing people recognised as inspiring young leaders, demonstrating what a brilliant sector social housing is to work in.
“Across the UK they are making a huge difference to so many lives in our communities and neighbourhoods. Good luck to everyone nominated in 2015, we look forward to sharing this experience with you.”