Reps and Women in Property are delighted to announce 14 teams took part in their first joint Women’s Charity Golf Day with Task System’s Team as overall winners.
London, 19th May 2017 14.00 GMT. Reps, the Real Estate Project company, together with Women in Property (WiP) hosted their first Women’s Charity Golf Day yesterday at the Chigwell Golf Club in Essex. The aim of the event was to promote diversity in the industry and to give women their own opportunity to play golf.
“The event was a huge success, with over 50 people from the property industry playing golf on a beautiful course and having the opportunity to network and have fun”, Jerry Williams, Director and Founder, Reps says: “Golf is a popular and frequent social event in the industry, but it is rare that I see ladies on corporate golf days, despite having met quite a few who play or would like to play. I am delighted that the day has had such strong backing from the industry and is now set to become an annual event”
The tournament saw 14 teams of four playing on the day, which was open to golfers of all abilities, but imperative was that each team had to include a minimum of one female participant. Companies who fielded teams included Reps, Overbury, Como, Mala, Modus, GDMP, ISG, Bigham Anderson Partnership, MiX Consultancy, AreaSq, Hardwicke Chambers, PTS, Mala and with Task Systems winning overall.
The Golf Day is supporting the charity Dress for Success. Proceeds of over £1500 from the ticket sales and prize donations went to Dress for Success to support their important work supporting women in the workplace.
Women in Property supported the event and had four teams drawn from its network playing in the tournament. The Association of Women in Property draws members from across many different property disciplines, from architecture to engineering, planning to surveying. WiP works with businesses and other industry organisations to help redress the gender imbalance in the industry – currently women comprise only 15% of the workforce.
Brenda Jones, National Chairman of WiP comments: “This is a very sociable way to remind the industry that gender parity needs to be incorporated into all aspects of working life, golf days included. Our members participate in charity marathons, cycling, even horse racing, so we are pleased to add a women’s golf event to our fund-raising activities. Congratulations to all who took part and for Reps for organising the competition.”
The competition was tough and prizes from Sponsors including Reps, Como, Overbury and Task Systems were won by Margot Waddup of Wells Fargo for Best Woman’s Score, Kate Vine of Perkins and Will for Woman’s Longest Drive and Leslie Hill Smith of Cripps LLP for Woman’s shot ‘Nearest the Pin’.
Jerry Williams’ co-Director Caroline Pearce-Browne says “We hope the Women’s Golf Day will become an annual event and that over time it grows both in terms of the numbers attending, but also in raising awareness of the issue of diversity in the property industry”. She continues “As a woman and a co-Director of a company operating in the property sphere, Reps corporate structure quite neatly summarises what we would like to see replicated across the industry.”
You can see some of the photos and tweets with the highlights of the day using the hashtag #womensgolf or twitter handle @repsltd