Young housing professional recognised in national competition

A young housing professional has been recognised in a national competition.

Ellie Rawden

5 May 2021

Thirteen’s environmental co-ordinator, Ellie Rawden has successfully been awarded a place in the final 20 of the Housing’s Next Generation competition.

The competition which is run by Housing Quality Network (HQN), showcases the amazing young professionals in the housing sector and the new ideas they bring to the table.

26-year-old Ellie is an ambassador for Thirteen’s Take Control campaign, which aims to make the organisation more environmentally conscious to help stamp out its direct carbon emissions.

Her enthusiasm has rallied colleagues across the organisation to get behind the campaign and learn how they can make a positive impact on the environment.

Head of environmental sustainability Samantha Granger said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Ellie and it’s so well deserved.

“The passion and dedication I see every day from Ellie and Thirteen’s environmental team is something I’m very proud of. Ellie’s knowledge of the environment is something we are very privileged to have at Thirteen. She’s has highlighted many opportunities to us and brought a new perspective to our approach in tackling our environmental agenda.”

Ellie added: “It’s a honour to be joining other housing professionals in this competition and to be recognised for the contribution I’m making, particularly in helping to reduce our organisation’s environmental impact. I’m excited to see what the next stage of the competition brings.”

Ellie will now compete in the next stage of the competition, before five candidates are chosen to take part in the grand finale at the Housing Quality Network annual conference in July.