Women in Property announces new National Chair


Architect, Rachel Bell of Bristol based Stride Treglown takes the role for 2021/2022

Women in Property has announced its incoming National Chair for 2021/22. Rachel Bell takes the national role as head of the property and construction industry influencing and networking organisation from 1 March, for one year.

Rachel, a former South West branch Chair, is director of Stride Treglown, based in Bristol, where she leads the firm’s national Business Development operations. A well-respected business figure, Rachel has been a member of Women in Property for 15 years. 

She views the year ahead as presenting a great opportunity for individuals and businesses to build on the understanding, compassion and support evidenced in the industry over the past twelve tumultuous months, calling on employers and staff alike to be upfront, realistic and honest about the issues they face.

“We have all had more than enough to challenge us recently but I have been humbled by the courage and resilience shown by friends and colleagues across our industry. It isn’t easy to step outside our personal comfort zone but inevitably this is what gives us the confidence to stand tall and thrive. 

“It has a lot to do with inclusion and working together. I hope to build upon the great work Women in Property is doing to improve inclusion and diversity in this inspiring industry of ours, and by broadening our networks. Our best chance of weathering the Covid storm is by reaching out to partners – new and existing – and working together towards a more sustainable future, in the broadest sense. A sustainable community that thrives on equity, compassion and a little bit of courage can do amazing things.”

Rachel Bell will hold the role of National Chair until 28th February 2022.