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The UK housing sector’s 2017 search for its future leaders has begun – and one under 30 from Wolverhampton has made it in to the first stage of the contest after being named in the sector’s top 20 future young leaders and now needs your votes.

Matt Beddoes, 24, from Tettenhalll is a Building Surveyor with Wolverhampton Homes.

Starting as a property services trainee, Matt has worked with many different teams at Wolverhampton Homes, including repairs, planned improvements, voids, contracts and with the quantity surveying team. He is now a building surveyor, responsible for the new build programme as well as regeneration.

Shaun Aldis, director of operations at Wolverhampton Homes said: 

Matt is adaptable and approachable, open to new ideas and is a leader who will go the extra mile to help tenants as well as colleagues. His professionalism and approachability has made him the go-to person when Wolverhampton Homes is asked to attend schools to talk about construction as a career. He is truly a great ambassador for Wolverhampton Homes. Please vote for Matt!

Chris Smith, 24housing editor, said:

Young Leaders is about finding the brightest and the best of the best, who can find solutions to the significant challenges the housing sector is facing. We have to start thinking of the future now and this is a brilliant moment for everyone to get involved and decide who out of this magnificent group must go forward. 


The annual search for housing sector’s rising stars of the future is led by the trade magazine 24Housing. The shortlisted Top 20 Young Leaders are now up for the public vote which will decide who goes to speak in front of an expert panel at the National Housing Federation HQ in London on 30th June, consisting of NHF Chief Executive David Orr, CIH’s Vanessa Howell and PlaceShapers Chair Sinead Butters, among others.

Vote for Matt now (voting closes on Friday 19th May)

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