Anthology bolsters team with new Land and Planning Manager

1 year ago

This International Women’s Day (8 March), the housebuilding sector is taking an inward glance at how it can continue to encourage and nurture more female talent across the sector. With recent statistics highlighting that only 15% of the property industry workforce is female[1], it is down to conscientious developers such as London based Anthology to identify and provide female talent with lasting careers.

As such, Anthology is proud to announce the appointment of 24-year-old Annabel Prentice as Land and Planning Manager, as it continues to expand its reach across key London boroughs. Annabel joins the growing team of Anthologists and will assist Planning Director, Scott Bailey and Development Director, Neil Sams, in the infancy of the developer’s up and coming projects across zones 2-5, in line with the businesses land strategy.

Annabel is a Chartered Surveyor and holds a degree in Architecture as well as a Master’s in Real Estate, affording her the well-rounded knowledge of property development that the role requires. Joining with over 2 years’ experience with reputable volume housebuilders, Annabel wanted to combine her experience with her passion for London and being behind the scenes of property development – which led her to Anthology’s door.

Annabel comments: “I’ve always loved architecture and property development and always known it was what I wanted to do – I’m passionate about homes that have been designed purely with the customer and their lifestyle at the heart, and that is exactly what Anthology is all about. The Anthology mantra really attracted me to a role within the company – I love the storytelling aspect of the business which is reflected through the developments and the fact that everything that they do is customer centric.”

Annabel will be Anthology’s first female Land and Planning Manager, helping the property developer continue to surpass the national average (15 per cent) of employing a 41% per cent female strong workforce.

Mark Dickinson, Managing Director of Anthology, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Annabel to our ever-growing team and we’re sure, given her plethora of experience and real passion for property development, she will excel as our Land and Planning Manager. The areas in which we seek to obtain land and build new homes are at the essence of everything we do, and it takes someone of Annabel’s expertise to appreciate the holistic approach that must be taken to projects such as ours.

Furthermore, it’s great to welcome a female team member to our Land and Planning department. We pride ourselves on our inclusivity and diversity as a business and we’re thrilled to be celebrating the women we employ, this International Women’s Day – and every day!”

Annabel continues: “I do believe the sector is taking steps in the right direction to support and encourage women interested in pursuing a career in the industry. There are so many more opportunities for women in the industry today and I have personally been very fortunate to be able to pursue the career I’ve always dreamt of.

My advice to any young women, or men, interested in progressing a career in the field would be to always chase the opportunities in front of you and to remember that hard work pays off, you get out what you put in.” 

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