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    Rising Stars

    Find out about our Rising Stars

    Our Rising Stars competition is run jointly with Inside Housing, we are searching for today’s rising stars and tomorrow’s sector leaders.

    Rising Stars gives talented housing professionals the chance to shine and offers a ‘money can’t buy’ prize – including a day with the Housing Minister – to boost their career prospects .


    Dean Slavin 2012 winner

    Dean Slavin was crowned winner of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing's Rising Stars competition to find the most talented young housing professional.

    The 29-year-old resident involvement manager from Parkway Green Housing Trust beat off competition from Scott Bryant from Monmouthshire Housing Association and Inti Popat from Asra Housing Group.

    He was named the winner at the end session of our 2012 annual conference in Manchester, where CIH chief executive Grainia Long called on the government to put housing at the heart of economic growth.

    Since winning Dean has been a guest editor at Inside Housing for their 'residents special' edition.

    Reflecting on his year so far Dean said “Winning Rising Stars has enhanced my skills and really raised my profile on a national level. I’ve spoken at various events and conferences and I’m being mentored by a key figure within the sector. It’s also give me the opportunity to experience things at a much younger age than I expected. All in all I’m a more rounded individual and feel that my prospects have been significantly enhanced!"



    Carla Keegans - 2011 winner 

    Following a series of competition rounds at the annual conference, including an interivew with the Housing Minister, the eventual 2011 winner was Carla Keegans, Head of Involvement and Policy at the City of London Corporation.

    On winning, Carla said:  "I am looking forward to representing the sector, and having the opportunity to influence both the housing minister and shadow housing minister."

    Carla has written articles, spent time with the Housing Minister and the Shadow Housing Minister and is a member of the Riot Report sounding board, set up by Inside Housing, CIH and the National Housing Federation.

    Read Carla’s interview with former CIH President Helen Collins and CIH President Robin Lawler

    Find out more about the Riot Report sounding board



    UK Housing Awards 2015

    The UK Housing Awards 2015 winners were announced at a ceremony on 21 April 2015.