It's impressive to manage more people than your age. And at just 25, Hannah Allen, 24housing's 2013 Young Leader of the Year, already manages a team of 27 staff. She started her career with Synergy in 2010 before the social landlord’s merger with Aster Group. The modest Liverpudlian was thrilled to receive the award during a special parliamentary reception at Westminster last month. Here she talks to Max Salsbury about a busy few months.
24housing magazine is proud to present the 12 shortlisted candidates for this year's Young Leaders award. Over the next two weeks, readers of both the 24dash and 24housing websites are invited to vote for who they think should qualify for the final five based on the testimonials provided below. This year's Young Leaders award has proved more popular than ever with nearly 100 entries from housing organisations across the UK. To make the shortlisted 12 is an achievement in itself. Voting is open until Friday, February 15 and the successful candidates will be revealed in the March edition of 24housing. So without further ado, here are our 12 candidates. The rest is up to you!
As part of her prize for winning the 2012 Young Leaders award, Sara Parkin was given the opportunity to spend a day shadowing National Housing Federation chief executive David Orr. Here is her diary of a hectic 24 hours.
For the final task in this year's Young Leaders competition we asked our five candidates to present a future vision for housing to our independent judging panel. From cutting homelessness to streamlining the justice system - what we got back showed the true diversity of the sector... and even impressed the housing minister.