27 May, 2014
Amidst balloons and champagne bubbles, Forbes' Housing and Regeneration Partner Lucy Worrall welcomed over 180 guests to the Association of Women in Property North West branch's annual dinner.
The event, which had been sold out since February, was held at the Midland Hotel in central Manchester on 9 May.
Compere Paul Newman, Director of Communications at Peel Holdings hosted the evening and welcomed speaker Deborah McLaughlin, Executive Director North West, Homes and Communities Agency who gave an inspiring speech on numbers of women in the sector.
The evening saw over £2,500 being raised for charity Meningitis Now and some fantastic raffle prizes being won, the star prize being a weekend in a holiday cottage in Abersoch.
Lucy commented "During my year as Chairman, one of my aims has been to increase the number of members from the housing sector as I am certain that women in the sector can gain a lot from Women in Property. I was delighted to see so many registered providers represented at the evening and hope many more will come along to our events throughout the year."
Events later in the year will include a joint event with Women in Social Housing in October featuring inspirational speakers from the housing sector and an event featuring Maggie Shannon on 9 September who will speak on the topic "Release your potential and sharpen your thinking".
Thanks to sponsors PSG and Eden Building Design and sponsors of our annual Student Awards programme Wates Living Space. Regional winner, Interior Design student Julia Fischer from Manchester Metropolitan University, goes to the national Final at Claridge's in September.
For more information on Women in Property contact Chairman Lucy Worrall, Partner and Head of Housing & Regeneration (Property) at Forbes Solicitors - Lucy Worrall.
Lucy is pictured with Deborah McLaughlin, Executive Director North West, Homes and Communities Agency (center) and Kat Brown, Marketing Manager, AEW Architects (right).