The Devon & Cornwall Association of Women in Property has announced its new chairman.
Kate Hamilton, a solicitor in the property department at regional law firm Stephens Scown, takes on the role for one year. She is one of 12 new branch chairmen who collectively cover the Women in Property network across the United Kingdom.
Hamilton, who qualified as a solicitor in 2002, said she was committed to providing practical support and value for members across Devon and Cornwall at a very challenging time for the industry.
She said: “The Association has always been about supporting and nurturing our members and each other and this ethos has never been more important than now. I am determined that we will offer practical help whenever we can.
“Inevitably there will be some casualties and members who find themselves ‘let go’ through no fault of their own. We are looking to put together a package of support that will help members retain their confidence and sense of worth, with access to the networking and personal development opportunities we can provide.
“This includes anything from business introductions, attendance at ‘CPD’ events, to participating in our mentoring scheme which remains free to members and is a hugely worthwhile experience.”
Based in the Exeter office of Stephens Scown, Hamilton has been a member of Women in Property for eight years, working on the Committee since 2005. She handles a broad range of commercial and residential property transactions, including acquisitions disposals and mortgages for individuals, companies and developers, telecommunications, and bespoke and high value residential transactions.
The Devon & Cornwall branch (with centres in Exeter, Plymouth, Truro and also Taunton) is planning a full programme of professional, CPD and social networking events across the coming year. Please see the website for further details.