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Young property star to represent Yorkshire and the North East in national property competition

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A Sheffield Hallam student is to represent Yorkshire and the North East in a national property competition.

Georgia Pirbhai studying Real Estate, competed against nine other students studying on built environment degree courses, to win the regional heat of the eighth Association of Women in Property (WiP) National Student Awards.

She will now go through to the national final at Claridge’s in London, in September when she will compete against ten other young women from across the UK.

Jennifer Winyard, chairman of the Yorkshire and North East branch of WiP, congratulated Georgia Pirbhai on her win.

She said:

“Georgia has done incredibly well to get this far.

“These Awards challenge the entrants to really think hard about the work they’re doing and the impact they as individuals might have on the built environment.

“The judges, who are all from different property disciplines, are looking for someone pretty special as, after all, these young women are the future of the industry.

Women in Property wishes Georgia every success in the national final.  We know she’ll do Yorkshire and the North East proud.”

Adam Cockroft, Director at DTZ, which is a sponsor of the Awards said:

“We are pleased to be involved with these Awards because we really do see their value, not just for the young women taking part but also the benefit to the industry.

“Recognising this talent at an early stage and helping them to sharpen their skills as they progress into their chosen careers is invaluable for them and vital for their future employers.”

Georgia Pirbhai receives a cheque for £300 and a trophy. 

She said:

“I’m really thrilled. 

“I was amazed when my University nominated me for these Awards because I know the competition is pretty tough but it’s been a great experience, I’ve learned a lot and I’m so pleased I’ve made it through to the final. 

“I’d like to thank the judges for putting their faith in me.”  

Georgia Pirbhai winner 2014
Georgia Pirbhai

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