FOR OUR CENTENARY YEAR WE CELEBRATed WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT. THE award-winning ME100 Awards ARE BOTH A CELEBRATION OF THIS IMPORTANT MILESTONE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT UP-AND-COMING TALENT AND THEIR BUSINESSES.
In 2021, we wanted to honour our 100-year anniversary by celebrating with both our clients and our people to reinforce the key values that we share.
With this in mind, we wanted to create something innovative and relevant, something that resonates with our values and aligns with our legacy. The ME100 Awards is a programme that seeks to invest £10,000 in two budding entrepreneurs who we sponsored and mentored for one year. As they built on their ideas and develop their business, we had the chance to learn and hear first-hand about the important issues that the real estate sector should be addressed. Thanks to Young Entrepreneurs in Property (YEP) for their partnership on these awards.
In 2022, we were delighted to have won the “Marketing for Good” Award at the Property Marketing Awards for the ME100Awards in recognition of the exemplary social and sustainability impact that was delivered throughout the campaign.
“WE SHOULD ALL BE SUPPORTING YOUNGER TALENT MORE, AND IT’S SOMETHING WE FIRMLY BELIEVE AT MONTAGU EVANS. THE LAST YEAR HAS BEEN CHALLENGING, AND THOSE WITH THE POTENTIAL TO TRANSFORM OUR SECTOR HAVE SEEN PATHWAYS UNEXPECTEDLY CLOSED OFF. GOOD SUPPORT IN THE EARLY DAYS OF A BUSINESS CAN MAKE AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE TO LONG-TERM SUCCESS.” – ROB BOWER, MANAGING PARTNER
The winners of the ME100 Awards were Faith Locken (We Rise In) and Hannah Chappatte (HYBR). They were chosen for their potential to transform the property sector. Their focus on inclusion, diversity and financial accessibility were excellent, and we were honoured to have supported them over the course of the year.
FAITH LOCKEN – WE RISE IN
We Rise In’s mission is to inspire, elevate, and develop the careers of black professionals whilst promoting inclusion, equality, and diversity in the real estate industry.
We Rise In executes this mission by working with both individuals and companies. Through mentoring and leadership programmes, We Rise helps black professional individuals hone the tools and skill sets they need to aspire to achieve positions of seniority in their careers.
We Rise In works with real estate companies to inform and educate them on the biases that may exist within their organisations that could be limiting their black employees. We Rise In works with corporates to ensure that their black employees are receiving adequate career support and guidance, offering their employees the opportunity to enrol on the We Rise In mentoring and leadership programmes.
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“I AM GRATEFUL TO MONTAGU EVANS FOR SELECTING MY BUSINESS AS ONE OF THE WINNERS; IT’S GREAT TO KNOW THAT ONE OF THE LEADING FIRMS IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY BELIEVES IN AND WHOLLY SUPPORTS THE WE RISE IN VISION OF INSPIRING, ELEVATING AND DEVELOPING THE CAREERS OF BLACK PROFESSIONALS WHILST ALSO PROMOTING INCLUSION, EQUALITY, AND DIVERSITY IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY.”
hANNAH CHAPPATTE – HYBR
HYBR is a student-focused platform that supports student renters. For landlords, we offer a more personalised and tailored service than typical rental platforms while maintaining a competitive price point. We give you fast access to great landlords and great students from people who truly care about your experience. It is time for students’ homes, the right way.
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“WE’RE AT SUCH A CRUCIAL AND EXCITING PART OF OUR JOURNEY AT HYBR, AND IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO GET BACKING, MENTORSHIP AND FUNDING FROM AN ORGANISATION LIKE MONTAGU EVANS TO FUTURE-PROOF THE BUSINESS. TOGETHER WE’RE GOING TO TRANSFORM THE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION LANDSCAPE FOR THE BETTER.”
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