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​Well known industry figure lands role as new Chair of Women in Residential Property

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A well known property industry figure has taken the reins at Women in Residential Property, a popular group aimed at fostering greater collaboration across the property industry.

Nicola Broomham, a Director at one of the UK's leading property recruitment firms deverellsmith, has taken on the role of Chair in the group following an extensive recruitment process which saw a number of candidates put their name forward for consideration. The next phase of the process will see Nicola lead the formation of a new Committee for which applications ae currently being considered.

Women in Residential Property was established 6 years ago by Emma Vigus and in that time has amassed a significant following across the property services sector encompassing block management, surveying, estate agency, panel management and conveyancing to name a few. The group promotes wider knowledge sharing and professional development throughout it’s regular on and offline networking and training events.

Commenting on Nicola’s appointment, Emma Vigus says

“I am delighted that Nicola is taking on the role of Chair. We received some very strong applications but the breadth of Nicola’s connections across the residential property sector and her evident passion for improving the industry for the good of all, really stood out during the selection process. “

“Running WIRP has been a hugely enriching experience and I am looking forward to seeing the group continue to grow and evolve under Nicola’s leadership.”

“Finally I’d like to thank all those who applied for the role and, all the individuals and businesses who have supported WIRP during my time as Chair.”

New chair Nicola Broomham, whose own career has taken her through estate agency and recruitment, is passionate about improving the real estate sector for all, with better opportunities for women, attracting talent into the sector and evolving the industry in a positive way for all those working in it.

“I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to step into the role of Chair at Women in Residential Property. I would like firstly to commend Emma Vigus for the incredible work she's done during her time as Chair. Under her guidance, this organisation has taken huge leaps in bringing women together to collaborate, uplift one another, and amplify women's voices within the residential property realm.

My mission is to carry forward that amazing progress! Taking the reins is a fantastic opportunity to lead and empower a group of incredibly talented professionals in the real estate sector. My dedication is unwavering in creating an environment that's both welcoming and supportive, allowing women to flourish, shine, and break down barriers.

Let's unite our efforts, generate positive change, toast to achievements, and lay the groundwork for a future in residential property that's rich with diversity and energy. I can't wait to team up with inspiring individuals and play a role in crafting an industry that's fair, thriving, and prosperous for everyone involved.”

Nicola’s first month will see her host the regular monthly drop in online coffee mornings, and the next Networking Lunch, hosted in London. For more information about Women in Residential Property, and to get involved in their upcoming events, please visit

Women in Residential Property (WIRP) is the only pan profession membership group for women working throughout the residential property industry. The group aims to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing across the residential property industry and assist women in developing their professional support networks.