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Helen Roberts MIRPM – Wales Doyenne Ambassador

We are pleased to announce the new appointment of Helen Roberts, our Ambassador for Wales.

“I have worked in the property industry for nearly 20 years starting my career in student accommodation. As Associate Director for Remus Management Ltd I have seen my role change from opening the Wales & West region in 2011 as regional manager to being AD of business development. My role allows me to oversee and sustain client relationships on a national basis while developing and streamlining processes to ensure we are exceeding expectations as a managing agent. I believe in customer first and always going the extra mile, but am known for facing issues head on and not being afraid to tackle problems.

I have an accomplished track record of growing business and more importantly sustaining it. Developing relationships across our industry through all levels of an organisational chart.

Why Doyenne is important?

My most vivid memory of high school is being made to stand up in front of the class and being told there were three types of people in the world – spitters, swearers and smokers. I apparently was all 3. After leaving school without completion of my exams and floating from dead end job to dead end job I realised my future was in my hands and not determined by other peoples opinions. I attended university as a mature student and worked full time while gaining my degree. My career started in hospitality and grew from there. 

I have always been ambitious and my career incredibly important. Then last year I had a baby. As my maternity was ending I feared I had lost my edge, did I want this anymore? Would I still have the same passion that you need to get by in our industry? I am forever thankful that I work for a fantastic company that supported me as a person and discussed what would work for me upon my return. After many nights of lost sleep and working mum guilt about not being with my daughter I realised that I wanted to show her that you can have it all. Even if you are a spitter, swearer or smoker. 

Why is Doyenne important to me? It shows that its all worthwhile, that what I am working towards is important. I am important. I am leading the way for working mums, school drop outs and people that haven’t had an easy path. I am a leader in my field and an inspiration to my daughter.  

I am the first and only female that sits at director level within our company. To lead the way to my internal team and the wider industry is of incredible importance. To show others that women can hold their own in a predominantly male environment gives me satisfaction. For other females to hopefully look at me and know they can do the same makes me smile.”