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Faithful+Gould student wins top national award

29 Sep 11 Faithful+Gould quantity surveyor Elsie North is the winner of the prestigious Women in Property National Student Awards 2011.

She received her award at a ‘Best of the Best’ awards dinner at Claridge’s in London.

Elsie is currently working in Faithful+Gould’s London offices while also undertaking a part time BSc (Hons) degree in quantity surveying consultancy from Kingston University. She has worked for Faithful+Gould since 2006 after joining the consultant from school.  She joined the company as an apprentice as part of their commitment to the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust.

The Women in Property National Student Awards were launched in 2007 to inspire young women studying a built environment degree course and to raise awareness among employers of the quality and skills coming into the property and construction industry. In addition to her trophy, Elsie wins £700 plus a prize package which includes a year's membership of the Women in Property association.

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Elsie said, "I’m really amazed and thrilled.  It was great to get to the national final - but to actually win the national award is fantastic!  I would like to thank my employer, Faithful+Gould, who has been 100% supportive of me, so I’m really happy to give something back. I also think it’s really important to be able to raise awareness to what women in the property and construction industry can achieve so this award is a really good start.”

Director of Faithful+Gould, Stephen Hateley, commented: “Elsie should be really proud of herself.  This really is a fantastic achievement.  The award process has real rigour and includes an interview with a panel of industry leaders drawn from the property world.  She clearly demonstrated her skills, her passion and her commitment.  We look forward to supporting Elsie as she develops her career.”

Monique Royle, the current national chairman of Women in Property, said, “Elsie’s enthusiasm is inspiring.  She is totally deserving of this award and, on behalf of the Association, I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate her.  I have no doubt we will be hearing a lot more about her in the future.”

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