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Ray McAuley is Mover and Shaker of the Year!

Ray McAuley, who works for construction company Morgan Sindall, is celebrating after securing a coveted national award from the UK’s leading property networking organisation.

Ray, business development director for the company’s South East region, has been named Mover and Shaker of the Year at the Movers and Shakers Property Networking Forum’s annual awards. Ray, 49, who is based at the company’s Welwyn Garden City office, was chosen for the award by his peers within the Forum, who were all asked to vote for the member they thought deserved the accolade. He successfully made it through to a final shortlist of five before being named the overall winner.

Established in 1996, the Movers and Shakers Property Networking Forum has almost 300 members working in a variety of professions including major developers, investment companies, architects, consultants, contractors and property agents. Its aim is to bring together key players in the market to share knowledge and understanding and create a platform for highly effective networking and communication across the industry.

Ray received his award from last year’s winner, Bob Day of architects Broadway Malyan, and Movers and Shakers director Leigh Jennings, at the organisations annual dinner, which took place at The Dorchester in central London.

“It’s always nice to be chosen for an award but I’m especially proud to have won this one – it’s voted for by fellow members which makes it that little bit more special,” says Ray. “Through Morgan Sindall, I’ve been involved with the Forum for nearly three years and it’s an excellent way of meeting and establishing relationships with key contacts within the property industry.”

“Ray was a deserved winner and was rightly singled out as a key player in the industry,” says David Jennings, chairman of the Movers and Shakers Property Networking Forum. “Being effective at networking and communications is a fundamental skill in business development and critical to understanding and translating the needs of customers.”