Heather Powell congratulates top student property award winners
South East students recognised in Women in Property National Student Awards
Heather Powell, a partner at Kingston Smith and Chairwoman of the South East Branch of the Association of Women in Property (WiP), is delighted to announce that Francesca Miles, Kay Chizlett and Charlotte McCarthy have each taken top awards for the South East region in the WiP National Student Awards. The three successful women will now represent their region at the National Final, which takes place in London on 18th September.
Welcoming over 100 guests, including members, academics from the universities, candidates and guests, Heather Powell said: “The National Student Awards follow a tough process for the students, who come from across the region to deliver their best in front of a panel of judges. In fact, we had so many excellent entrants this year that we decided to form three separate judging panels so we have three regional winners going through to the Final.
“This makes the achievement of these three women even greater. Kay Chizlett, Charlotte McCarthy and Francesca Miles have each done incredibly well to get to this point and will, I have no doubt, find the whole experience extremely valuable as they go forward into a career in the industry.”
Each of the winners was awarded with £300, an opportunity for work experience, free membership of the Association upon graduating and the opportunity to participate in the WiP mentoring programme, whereby a mentor will support them in their early careers.
The National Student Awards are now in their sixth year. Open to female second year students studying a Built Environment degree course, students are nominated by their Universities, hence only the very best get to this stage.
Award winner Kay Chizlett is studying Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at Oxford Brookes University, while Francesca Miles is studying BA (Hons) Architecture at London Metropolitan University, and Charlotte McCarthy studies MEng Civil Engineering and Architecture at Southampton University.
Further information is available at www.womeninproperty.org.uk