Judged on their property portfolio, financial success and personal achievements in the private-rented sector, the following property savvy women are now down to the final three in their respective regions:
– East of England: Karen Murray, Irene Turner and Christeen Wilson
– East Midlands: Tracey Abbiss, Rachel Hutchinson and Sarah Stanier
– London: Barbara Gwyer, Kate Partridge and Valerie Pierres
– North East: Anne Jackson, Karen Rutter and Julie Willis
– North West: Pauline Ginty, Malika Jennings and Sylvia Marrs
– Scotland: Elaine Stenson, Pauline To and Gerry Whelan
– South East: Susan Hainsby, Kathy Nevell and Rosemary Robertson
– South West: Anne Jarrett, Caroline Lindegaard and Fiona Macaskill
– Wales: Sandra Cook, Jane James and Elizabeth Paterson
– West Midlands: Gillian Coleman, Glenda Houston and Joanna Phillips
– Yorkshire & The Humber: Samantha Allen, Shona Davison and Sandra Widdrington
All of those who entered were also invited to enter two additional awards. For the eco-conscious landlord, the NLA Green Property Woman Award was up for grabs to honour those who have made a commitment to improving the environment. While those under the age of 30 years old, who had already made an early mark on the property market, could be eligible for the NLA Young Property Woman Award. The finalists are:
– Green: Fiona Macaskill, Kathryn Nevell and Elaine Stenson
– Young: Amy Dixon, Elaine Duthie and Sophie Macaskill
All of the finalists have their own remarkable stories to tell and each stands a chance of winning the biggest accolade: NLA Property Woman of the Year 2009 at a prestigious awards ceremony in Central London on Thursday 23 July 2009.
The Awards will be presented by property addict and TV presenter Melissa Porter, who has supported the Awards since their launch, commenting: "Amidst the adversity in the market place, these women have shown themselves to be in a league of their own. Their determination and savvy business approach make them a cut above the rest and I think it’s so important to celebrate the women who are not only transforming the property market, but also their lives, and in many cases the lives of their tenants."
David Salusbury, Chairman, NLA said: "The calibre of nominees that we have received this year was very impressive and all those shortlisted should be incredibly proud to make it to the final. All the female landlords who entered have demonstrated professionalism, creativity, attention to detail and an overall superior level of customer service. May the best woman win!"
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