Last night LandAid, the property industry charity, gathered together its Strategic Partners to welcome its new Chair – Rob Bould, of Rob Bould Consulting. The event was kindly hosted by CoStar in its offices in The Shard.
Guests were welcomed by Paul Morrish, LandAid’s CEO, and treated to a rousing speech by Rob Bould where he set out his vision for his time as Chair. Also in attendance was George O’Neill, Chief Executive at the Cardinal Hume Centre, a recently LandAid-funded project based in Westminster, who spoke about the impact LandAid’s grant will have on the young people the Cardinal Hume Centre supports.
The evening welcomed representatives from companies including British Land, Carter Jonas, Hammerson and Paragon, all of which have now become Strategic Partners of LandAid.
LandAid is supported by over 170 companies from across the built environment sector. As well as its Strategic Partners, it has over 60 Foundation Partners, who are the bedrock of LandAid and give an annual donation of at least £10,000 towards its cause. Without their support, LandAid could not make the commitments it does to fantastic charities nationwide. LandAid also has 95 grass-roots Supporters, who work across their business to raise vital funds and awareness for LandAid’s cause.
Rob Bould, Rob Bould consulting, said: I am delighted to become the new Chair of Trustees for LandAid, our industry charity. I extend a huge thanks to all of our Strategic Partners who have joined us here tonight – you are making a real impact in our mission to end youth homelessness. However, we have much further to go. There is so much more we can do to aggregate the sector to get behind LandAid, and to really embed charity into the ethos of the property sector companies – something I believe truly is good for business. Together we can end youth homelessness.’
Paul Morrish, Chief Executive at LandAid, said: ‘It is a pleasure to have our most valued supporters together in the room to welcome Rob as our new Chair, but also to celebrate the impact you have made to LandAid’s mission to end youth homelessness. LandAid is at a very exciting point – we have hit our target of providing 450 bed spaces a year earlier than planned, but there is so much more to do. As we move into our final year of our current strategy and are starting to look towards our next one, our Strategic Partners will be key to shaping this. We look forward to working with you over the next year. Thank you for coming and thank you to CoStar for hosting us this evening.’