Six Town Housing Director of Assets shortlisted for Women in Housing Award

Emma Richman, Director of Assets at Six Town Housing, has been shortlisted at the upcoming Women in Housing Awards.

The awards, now in their third year, celebrate the fantastic achievements of women within the sector. Emma is shortlisted in the Exemplary Housing Professional Award category.

Emma has a career in housing that spans 19 years. She is currently the Director of Assets at Six Town Housing, who manage Bury Council’s housing stock, taking up the role in October 2014.

Her housing career started with Northern Counties housing association. After moving through the ranks Emma left to join Trafford Housing Trust as Service Lead on properties.

At Six Town Housing, as a member of the Executive Team, Emma provides a key role to the delivery of services within the organisation, particularly in regards to the delivery of all work that improves the homes of tenants to meet Decent Homes Standards.

Emma has been the Chair of the Board at the Southway Housing Trust since 2010 and was an independent board member there from 2008.


She has been a Women in Properties North West Committee Member from 2013 to present. For the last 3 years, Emma also has been a judge for the National Women in Construction awards.

Emma has also been an external examiner for the Housing Degree course at Sheffield Hallam University.

Sharon McCambridge, Chief Executive at Six Town Housing, said:

“Emma’s influence has had a positive impact here. We are pleased she has been shortlisted and have our fingers crossed for an award win, as she really deserves it. Emma has helped champion our ‘coaching culture’, mentoring 5 staff to help them be the best they can be. She is also passionate about helping people develop in their roles, which is evident from her own personal development. Many of her roles outside of work, such as chairing boards and judging awards, are unpaid and demonstrate her drive to make an impact within the housing sector.”

The winners for the award will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the Deansgate Hilton in Manchester. The ceremony will be preceded by a full day conference where delegates will get the opportunity to hear from inspiring women within the sector and beyond.

Penni Pennington, Director of Connectin said:

“We are delighted to organise these awards which celebrate the amazing achievements of women who push personal and organisational boundaries to achieve and implement success."

“The calibre of the entries this year was incredibly high and the judges had an incredibly tough job to select a shortlist.  It is a real achievement to be shortlisted and we look forward to announcing the winners at the award ceremony."

Emma is pictured above with Six Town Housing apprentice Jayde Wilkey (on right)

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