Recognised as one of the most important events in the housing sector, the Women in Housing Awards are now in their 4th year and were held at the prestigious Hilton Manchester Deansgate.
The awards recognise and celebrate the talent and achievements of women across the UK housing sector and attracted and impressive 250+ nominations over 10 categories. The winners were determined by an independent panel of 15 Judges.
The ceremony was hosted by Liz Green, multi award winning radio presenter and producer at BBC Leeds and the winners were presented with their awards by guest speaker, Lorraine Pascale, who is one of the UK’s most talented, versatile and highly qualified TV chefs.
During the ceremony, over £2000 was raised for Girls Out Loud, a charity which inspires a whole generation of young girls across the UK to become confident all-round citizens.
The 2016 Women in Housing Award winners are:
|Most Effective Project in Improving the Lives of Women or Communities
Francesca Colloca/Chrisp Street Exchange Programme – ACCENTS Team at Poplar HARCA
|Best Marketing or Promotional Campaign Award
Rachel Harrison, A Life More Noble – Communications Team, Octavia
|Young Achiever – Housing & Community Development Award
Claire Goodworth – Progress Housing Group
|Best Female Apprentice/Trainee Award
Jay Ann McCabe – One Manchester
|Leading Female Mentor/Coach Award
Nicola King – Aragon Housing Association
|Most Effective Woman Board Member Award
Nicola Evans – Merthyr Valley Homes
|Best Community Unsung Hero Award
Dawn Dudding – asra Housing Group
|Best Woman Consultant Award
Katrina Laud – Savills
|Exemplary Housing Professional Award
Oona Goldsworthy – United Communities
|Landmark Achievement Award
Geraldine Howley – Incommunities
Penni Pennington, director of connect In Events, said: “The Women in Housing Conference and Awards continue to go from strength-to-strength. 2016 has seen a tremendous number of nominations and I was astounded with the quality of the entries, which left our 15 judges with an immensely difficult task.
“All of our judges share my passion for acknowledging the hard work, dedication and commitment of women who work within the housing sector and I know that they echo my sentiments in congratulating all of our finalists and deserving winners.”
Preceding the Women in Housing Awards, was the 2016 Women in Housing Conference which brought together all levels of women from the housing sector.
The conference attracted over 150 delegates, who were drawn by the high calibre, inspirational speakers, topical workshops and unique networking opportunity.