2022 Roundup

Thank you so much for continuing to support Women in Residential Property throughout 2022.  I am really looking forward to seeing you at some of the great events we have planned for 2023.

It has been a year of many firsts for WIRP – our first coffee morning; our first charity walk; our first mental health summit; our first paying member and the first member of our Facebook group.  We have got lots of things right but some things haven’t run quite as smoothly as we hoped, including the UK’s rail network with strikes resulting in the postponement of our last events of 2022.  Thank you for sticking with us and, from me, a personal thank you to the ladies who attend our coffee mornings; your good humour, honesty and enthusiasm has been a real highlight of 2022.

I’d also like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors both old and new and to all the brilliant speakers who’ve shared their insight and expertise with us. Finally and sorry this is starting to sound like an Oscar’s speech, thank you to the wonderful Clare Yates who has given so much to WIRP without ever asking for anything in return.  Clare – you’re a super star!  And thank you to David and Allie at Today’s Media for your invaluable support.   

This year, we’ve collectively donated over £1,300 to Ella’s with our sponsors SDL Surveying raising a further £800 at their recent conference.  Through the awareness that WIRP has generated Ella’s also receives personal support from many of our members via regular donations and, via our sister network Women in Wills.  If you’d like to support the Ella’s Christmas campaign, please follow this link.  2023 will see Ella’s marking a big first when they host their first ever gala dinner on the 23rd February in London. The event will represent a great opportunity to entertain friends, colleagues or clients whilst also supporting a brilliant charity.  Tickets are priced at £100 per person. If you’d like to attend, please contact venetia@ellas.org.uk.  

2023 Events

Details of most of our Q1 and Q2 events are on our website with our first event of the New Year taking place on the 18th January with the launch of our wellbeing series when we will welcome back the brilliant Nicola Green to discuss the menopause.

On the 2nd  February, rail strikes allowing, we will all be in London for our first lunch of the year.  Please book your tickets early as our lunches can sell out very quickly.   

We will once again be marking International Women’s Day with a charity walk in London on 8th March and after the exertions of a gentle 10k stroll we will be finishing the day with a drinks party in the fabulous Boki Bar at Dual Asset Underwriting’s head office.

2023 will also see us re-launch our market updates which will provide invaluable insight from across the residential property industry from Mortgage Lending though to Build to Rent.  These will take place online with the first event planned for 2nd March. 

WIRP Membership

Many of us are having to keep a close eye on what we spend so, to help reduce the cost of attending WIRP events we have launched three membership options, all of which provide discounts on our ticket prices.

Our webinar only membership is priced at just £50 for the year and provides free of charge access to all of our 2023 online events including our wellbeing series. For further information on our membership packages, please click here.

WIRP Facebook Group

We have recently launched a Facebook Group which we hope will become a centre for sharing insight; asking questions and developing new relationships. To join, please click here.

We very much looking forward to seeing you in 2023. In the meantime, wishing you, your colleagues and your family a wonderful festive holiday and here’s to a happy, healthy 2023.