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SBID's Vanessa Brady, wins Women in the City Award for Built Environment

* Vanessa-SBID.jpgVanessa Brady, President of the Society of British & International Design, won the Built Environment Category for the 2013 Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award (endorsed by RIBA and WiBSE), announced at the celebration evening hosted by Bryan Cave, last Thursday.

Vanessa was one of just eight eminent women who secured success and won their category. The highly competitive award scheme saw a wide variety of talented female executives from across London and the Home Counties go head-to-head to compete for the Women in the City Award.

On winning the award, Vanessa said: "I'm thrilled to be a finalist representative of businesswomen celebrating the contribution women make to the built environment. Externally as an industry sector it could incorrectly be considered male dominated. This award provides an opportunity to encourage all men in the industry to change that perception and champion women's success."

Vanessa will now go on to contend for the overall 2013 Woman of Achievement Award. The main Woman of Achievement Award prize for 2013 includes a place on the prestigious Accelerated Development Programme delivered by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business at its London campus.

This prize will be presented on 29th November at the 11th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch held at Plaisterers'Hall. The Built Environment is endorsed by RIBA and the WiBSE (Women in Building Services Engineering within the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineering). As a category endorser RIBA and the WiBSE helps to promote the awards, provide a Judging Panel, select the Category Winner and presents the Award Certificates.
The Award judging panel is chaired by Prof Susan Vinnicombe, OBE, Director, Centre for Developing Women Business Leaders at Cranfield School of Management.

Judges for the Built Environment category included Angela Brady, Immediate Past President RIBA; Christine Murray, Editor at The Architects Journal; Harriet Minter, The Guardian 'Women in Leadership' section head; Andy Ford, Past CIBSE President, Professor of Systems Engineering in Built Environment at London South Bank University; Caroline Stassen MEng MCIBSE, Environmental Engineer, Building Design Partnership and Susan Hone-Brookes, Environmental Leader at Crown House Technologies.

The Award sponsors for 2013 include AXA, Google, MITIE and Gather & Gather, with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business as Academic sponsor.

SBID is the standard-bearer organisation of the profession of interior design in Britain and represents members in practice, higher education and industry. The organisation supports the profession locally, nationally and internationally and is part of a global network of 50,000 designers who are professionally accredited.


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