Founders

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Alice Cadfan-Lewis, Founder and Director, Block Recruit

Alice Cadfan-Lewis; Founding Member, Business Owner, NOTB Hot 100, Networking Extraordinaire, Wife, Mother, Dog Owner and Doyenne Woman of the Quarter 2017.

Alice Cadfan-Lewis; Founding Member, Business Owner, NOTB Hot 100, Networking Extraordinaire, Wife, Mother, Dog Owner and Doyenne Woman of the Quarter 2017.

Alice has worked in the leasehold sector for 16 years as a recruitment specialist. In 2013 Alice founded Block Recruit, a recruitment company focusing on in-house staff for property companies across the UK. Through hard work and dedication Alice has grown the business from strength to strength and Block Recruit is now regarded as one of the top recruitment companies in the industry.  With a clear focus on the leasehold arena, Alice has wealth of knowledge as well as a varied network of professional contacts.

Despite the increased opportunities as the industry has grown and diversified, Alice noticed a distinct lack of women in, and applying for, senior management opportunities. Following discussions with women across the sector this anomaly seemed to be caused by one shared issue… self-belief. Alice became a founding member of Doyenne in order to provide a platform to support and inspire women and ultimately give them the confidence to recognise their value and achieve their full potential.

Connect with Alice on LinkedIn.


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Emma Blaney, Founder and Director, Productive Property People

Emma Blaney; Founding Member, Business Owner, Degree Student, Networking Fanatic, Daughter and Imaginary Pet Owner.

Emma Blaney; Founding Member, Business Owner, Degree Student, Networking Fanatic, Daughter and Imaginary Pet Owner.

After 10 years of working and studying in the leasehold arena Emma has now embarked on a new challenge as Founder and Director of Productive Property People, a business offering bespoke consultancy to leasehold companies and professionals. Emma has a Diploma in Surveying Practice and is currently in her final year of her Real Estate Management Degree. With a self-confessed passion for the sector Emma has built up an excellent network of contacts throughout the industry as well as in depth knowledge and practical skills.

Having spent the majority of her career in client side roles, Emma had the chance to meet some truly inspiring women early on in her professional life. Emma now calls many of these friends and recognises that their support and encouragement have helped give her the confidence to aspire and achieve. Being a founding member of Doyenne is an opportunity for Emma to give back by connecting and encouraging others and making them aware of the fantastic opportunities our industry can offer.

Connect with Emma on LinkedIn.


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Samantha Massey, Franchise Launch Manager, SDL Property Partners

Samantha Massey (aka Sam); Founding Member, IRPM Director, RICS Member, NOTB Hot 100, Daughter, Sister and Networking Natural.

Samantha Massey (aka Sam); Founding Member, IRPM Director, RICS Member, NOTB Hot 100, Daughter, Sister and Networking Natural.

Having worked for several well-known and respected property management companies Sam’s knowledge and practical experience cannot be overstated. After successfully completing her APC Sam is now a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Sam’s commitment to improving the industry culminated in her appointment as a Director of the Institute of Property Management (IRPM) in 2015. With over 20 years’ experience Sam not only has an in-depth knowledge but has accumulated a large network of contacts throughout the industry.

Sam recalls a distinct lack of women in senior positions at the beginning of her career. With little female support available when starting out it is Sam’s aim to ensure that this is not the case for the ambitious and enthusiastic entering the industry. Sam believes that is essential for women to support women for the sector to grow and hence became a founding member of Doyenne to provide a collaborative and inspirational environment for women to achieve.

Connect with Sam on LinkedIn.