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.