A student from Culworth has won the regional final of a national awards scheme that recognises female talent in the UK property and construction industry.
The Association of Women in Property (WiP)works to encourage girls and young women to enter the industry through an education programme that includes its National Student Awards, now in their 10th year.
Imogen Gore, aged 21, from Culworth, who is studying for an honours degree in real estate at Nottingham Trent University, has come top in the Midlands competition.
The awards aim to highlight to industry the necessity to link with universities early in the education process and also improve students’ knowledge of the career options available to them.
Many secure work placements as a result of competing in the awards, which often translate into permanent positions on graduation.
Imogen, who receives a cheque for £300 and a trophy, will now compete against six other regional finalists for the National Student Award trophy at London’s Claridge’s hotel in September.
She said: “I was thrilled when my university nominated me for these awards and the process has been an amazing experience.
“I’ve learned a lot and met some great people including the judges.
“I’d like to thank them for putting their faith in me.”
Chairman of WiP’s Midlands branch, Emma Evans, said: “Imogen has done really well to win the regional award and we are delighted she will be representing this region at the national final in September.
“We are calling upon schools and parents to remember the amazing opportunities offered by this industry, when they are giving careers advice.”