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Published: 13 August 2015

Lily Webb wins the regional heat of the ninth Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards

Civil Engineering student, Lily Webb is one of three Young property stars to represent South East in national property competition.

Lily Webb studying Civil Engineering, competed against eight other students studying on built environment degree courses, to win the regional heat of the ninth Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards.  She will now go through to the national final at Claridge’s in London, on 22nd September when she will compete against ten other young women from across the UK. Lily is one of three students who will represent the large South East region.

Samantha Hook, Chairman of the South East branch of WiP and Real Estate Finance Partner at Howard Kennedy, congratulated LIly on their win, saying, “ We are very proud of our three winners.  They are very impressive young ladies who have all done incredibly well to get this far.  These Awards challenge all of the entrants to think hard about the field they are going to be working in and we look forward to seeing the impact these individuals will have on the built environment in their chosen fields.

“ We carefully select our judges from different property disciplines, ; ensuring that they appreciate that these young women are the future of the industry.  The South East branch of Women in Property wishes Lily, Niralee and Harri every success in the national Final.  We know they will do the South East Region proud.”

Lottie Tolman of DTZ, a great supporter of the Awards, said “A fantastic day of bright young talent and plenty of enthusiasm. I have been blown away by some of the work that is being produced by university age students. Their commitment to the built environment and knowledge of the commercial property market is a credit to them and marks an exciting time for the high quality of graduates coming into the industry over the coming years.”

Lily, who receives a cheque for £300 and a trophy, said, “When I started secondary school one of my first Design and Technology projects focused on a particular building in London…and ten years on it was a wonderful coincidence to be collecting my award in that very same building.

 The award process so far has been a great learning experience and it was a privilege to have discussed current industry topics with the esteemed judges at interview.  I am delighted to have won an award - I cannot thank my university lecturers and Atkins, with whom I completed my Professional Training Year, enough for their encouragement.”

The national ‘Best of Best’ black tie dinner will be held at Claridge’s on Tuesday 22nd September.