Congratulations to Victoria McDowell from Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) for coming away with the Young Achiever Award in the inaugural Women in Housing Awards on 6th November.
These awards have been created to recognise the achievements of women working in the Housing Sector and the specific role they play. The Young Achiever award is aimed at those under 30 who demonstrate an understanding of the wider needs of the community. Victoria is the Employment and Skills Development Manager for WCHG and is passionate about helping people improve their prospects by finding jobs through contacts and networks in the housing sector. She has already helped to change the lives of over 100 local people in Wythenshawe.
Robbie Mannion, Assistant Director of Property at Wythenshawe Community Housing Group said; “To describe Victoria as a shining example to other women is to undersell her impact. She is a shining example to everyone and a great role model for staff too.”
Also short-listed for an Award at this prestigious national event was Rana Holland, Communications Manager for WCHG, who was nominated in the Best Marketer & Communications category.
Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG, said; “Both of our contenders fought off tough national opposition to achieve this level of success and we are very proud of them and the work they do for our community.”
The event was held at The Hilton Hotel in Manchester and was hosted by Commonwealth Gold Medallist Diane Modahl and presented by Karren Brady, the ‘First Women of Football’.