Five inspirational women from across Kier have been named as finalists in the Women in Housing Awards 2019.

Congratulations to Suzanne Eaglen, Claire Gaston, Kerry Hamer, Rhiannon Jones and Chris Power who are all in the running for awards celebrating outstanding achievements of women working in housing industry.

All the finalists work for Kier Living and Kier Housing Maintenance and are finalists in in the following categories:     

Consultant of the Year

  • Suzanne Eaglen – Head of Compliance, Housing Maintenance

  • Chris Power – Head of Operations Support, Housing Maintenance

Woman of the Year – Assets/Development/Regeneration

  • Claire Gaston – Development Manager, Kier Living Eastern

Professional of the Year (Large Organisation)

  • Kerry Hamer – Head of Sales, Kier Living South West

Woman of the Year – Tenant/Customer Focus

  • Rhiannon Jones – Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Kier Living Eastern

Congratulating the finalists, David Mawson, managing director of Kier Housing Maintenance said: “We always focus on getting the very best people we can for the job and that has led to strong representation of senior women throughout the Housing Maintenance business, a fact of which I’m very proud. It’s important that we don’t limit ourselves when looking for future stars.  

“We have lots of fantastic women in the HM business and this represents what is happening across the housing sector. Chris and Suzanne are at the forefront of this, leading the way on challenging operational and compliance matters – areas which really are essential to our success and longevity. I’m proud but not surprised that they have been recognised in this way and they are a credit to our business, to Kier and to the sector at large.”

Nick Moore, managing director for Kier Living, added: "Rhiannon, Kerry and Clare have demonstrated time and time again that they are willing and able to rise to any challenge. 

"They share a drive for excellence that translates to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and have made vital contributions to both our sales targets and the implementation of a new bespoke CRM system, which will revolutionise the way we do business with customers."

The winners of the 2019 Women in Housing Awards will be announced on 10 October at an awards dinner in Manchester.

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