pro-manchester announces new joint chairs of Property and Regeneration sector groupThursday, 8th November 2018
By Mel Hill
After recruiting a sector group manager in March, pro-manchester today announces two new co-chairs to support their work with the 12 key sectors in Greater Manchester.
Suzanne Benson, regional managing partner at Trowers & Hamlins and Heather Gray, business development manager at Bruntwood will share the role of Property and Regeneration sector committee chair.
The 12 key sectors supported by pro-manchester have been identified as the fastest growing in the city region, sector group manager, Ilona Alcock, has identified pro-active pro-manchester members to fill the role of heading up the Property and Regeneration committee.
Made up of outstanding individuals who are currently achieving great things in the property and regeneration sector, the committee steers pro-manchester’s activity of events and puts forward the best speakers from their network.
Ilona Alcock, sector group manager said: “I’m delighted both Suzanne and Heather have agreed to co-chair our Property and Regeneration committee. Both have been very pro-active at pro-manchester events, sharing their insights and putting speakers forward.
“Their first task as chairs will be our upcoming Property and Regeneration Lunch, at which Heather is chairing, and Suzanne is sharing her wealth of knowledge on our placemaking panel.
“I am confident we will achieve great things together and shout about the great things currently happening in Manchester’s booming property sector.”
Of her appointment, Suzanne Benson said: “I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to work with Heather to take forward the work of the Property and Regeneration committee and to deliver some of the great ideas the group has already come up with for events in the next 12 months, starting with the event on Friday 23rd November.”
Suzanne is the managing partner of the Trowers & Hamlins Manchester office and leads the North West real estate practice, specialising in the development of home ownership products. As well as her new role as Property and Regeneration committee co-chair, Suzanne is named as a leading individual in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.
Heather Gray is business development manager for leading northern property company, Bruntwood, where she builds key partnerships and works on expanding their professional network in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham.
Heather said: “I’m delighted to co-chair the Property and Regeneration committee and help the team to carry out some of the great ideas, partnerships and initiatives that will really improve the sector and continue to make Manchester one of the best cities to live and work in.”