Forbes' Housing and Regeneration team attend the star studded Women in Housing Awards 2015


09 November, 2015

Lucy Worrall, Lauren Smith and Lauren Boyle from our Housing and Regeneration team hosted a table of clients at the glitzy event on Thursday 22 October 2015 at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester.

This year saw the first Women in Housing conference held before the awards, with presentations, debates and workshops along with some fantastic guest speakers.

The Women in Housing Awards, which runs in partnership with Women in Social Housing is in its third year and is proving to be a successful event where recognition is given for the achievements women have made across the housing sector. This year there were 9 categories and each category was judged by an independent panel consisting of professionals across the industry. Lucy Worrall, Head of Housing and Regeneration (Property) here at Forbes Solicitors, had the pleasure of being a judge at last year's awards and this year presented the award for Communications Professional of the Year.

The awards evening, hosted by Olympian Diane Modahl and attended by over 450 housing professionals welcomed guest speaker, Katie Piper who gave an inspiring speech before presenting the well-deserved winners with their awards.

The winners of the awards were: -

Best Community/Training Project to Rebuild Women's Lives Award

Beverley Lewis - House - East Thames

Most Effective Project in Improving the Lives of Women or Communities Award

Brenda Grixti - Benchill Community Centre - Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Young Achiever Housing Community Development Award

Stephanie Hodgson - Contour Homes

Best Female Apprentice/Trainee Award

Jade Laxton - Shepherds Bush Housing Group

Communications Professional of the Year Award

Katy Davison - New Charter Group

Leading Female Mentor/Coach Award

Melanie Price - Great Places Housing Group

Most Effective Woman Board Member Award

Susan Jee - The Riverside Group

Exemplary Housing Professional Award

Emma Richman - Six Town Housing

Janet Hunter - Housing Rights Service Northern Ireland

Landmark Achievement Award

Julie Faddon - South Liverpool Homes Group

We were delighted to be able to celebrate the success of our clients winning the prestigious awards. A huge well done also to all of the fantastic nominees who were shortlisted for the awards.


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