National Win for Rachel

Rachel Morris, Chapter Steward at Bondholder Derby Cathedral, has won the Property and Facilities Management category of the national WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards.

The Rising Star Awards, now in their third year, are the only awards to solely focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline. They celebrate 100 individual female contributors who represent the future leaders and role models of tomorrow across twenty different industries.

The Awards are run in partnership with The Times.

When asked about her win, Rachel said: "I was delighted to receive the news on Monday that I am a winner in the national Rising Star Awards, and I am very grateful to everyone who voted for me. The news of the terrible attack in Finsbury Park, on top of other recent tragedies, has meant that it is quite difficult for me to really celebrate at the moment.  

"It is certainly good to receive some positive news, I am pleased to be considered a role model for women in business, and every day I am thankful to occupy a role responsible for safeguarding the heritage and history of Derby Cathedral."

The awards were entered by 1,250 individuals were judged by a panel of 33 independent judges. Over 35,000 public votes were received for the 200 shortlisted nominees.