A Servest-sponsored networking event for women in property and FM, which took place at BBC New Broadcasting House in London on 12th June, has raised £500 for charity as well as providing women in the industry with the opportunity to network and socialise.
Servest’s Group Strategic Accounts Director Norma Bresciani attended the event, which was hosted by Investigo’s property team, alongside around 70 female property and FM professionals including surveyors, developers, occupiers, hotel owners, landlords and project managers.
Delegates got to hear a heart-warming speech from Alex Smith, who founded Harrison’s Fund to provide as much money as possible for researchers who are working hard to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy after his young son Harrison was diagnosed with the condition in January 2011. An impressive £500 was raised for Harrison’s Fund.
They also heard from guest speaker Carolyn Pearson, founder and CEO of Maiden Voyage, the businesswomen’s travel networking site, who raised a few laughs sharing her journey from a high flying IT director to growing Maiden Voyage into the successful company it is.
Servest’s chef director Chris Ince also attended the event to deliver an array of delicious canapés served alongside champagne, and later reported that he had never experienced a networking event with such a positive atmosphere.
Bresciani said: “The event provided a fantastic opportunity for women in the industry to network in an iconic setting, get to know each other and help to raise the impressive sum of £500 for Harrison’s Fund.
“The evening was a tremendous success and a very big thank you to all of the ladies for the wonderful emails of thanks that followed the evening.”
Stuart Bonner, Director of Property at Investigo and host of the night, added: “The evening was a great success and we had such a great turn out. Thank you to everyone who attended and to our guest speakers, and all those who donated towards Harrison’s Fund. We look forward to seeing you all at our next event!’