Alumna Marianne named young Birmingham Property Professional of the Year

Alumna Marianne Horton saw off competition from two other finalists to be named winner of the Property and Construction category at the prestigious Birmingham Young Professional of the Year awards.

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Marianne receiving her award

Alumna Marianne Horton (BSc (Hons) Planning and Property Development (now BSc (Hons) Planning and Development), 2009), who secures multi-million pound business deals as Land Manager for David Wilson Homes Mercia, saw off competition from two other finalists to be named winner of the Property and Construction category at the prestigious Birmingham Young Professional of the Year awards.

"I'm overwhelmed to have received this award and to have been recognised for my efforts in the property and construction industry by Birmingham's business leaders," said Marianne at the award ceremony, "it's a real honour for me and an incredible feeling."

Marianne secured a £6m development in Birmingham and saw the scheme through the planning process while still in training on the company's two year Graduate Programme, a unique course developed by the homebuilder.

She now works to source new land opportunities across the West Midlands, and recently helped ensure the legacy of leading British brand Wedgwood by securing planning consent for a new homes scheme near its factory, the proceeds of which will help the firm to invest and remain in the local area.

Marianne also volunteers as a mentor to current female Built Environment students on NTU's Women in the Built Environment Employability Mentoring Programme, supporting female students looking to progress in the industry.

Alumna Marianne named young Birmingham Property Professional of the Year

Published on 13 May 2014
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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