2015 X City Award

I was hugely honoured to have been shortlisted alongside four hacks for City University's prestigious 2015 X City Award for "outstanding contributions to journalism".

My fellow nominees were generally reporting on rather more glamorous subjects than housing, or at least writing for much better known titles than Inside Housing (The Sunday Times for instance) - so it was terrific to represent the B2B sector.

The eventual winner, freelance hack Iona Craig, has been doing truly mind blowing work exposing the horrors of drone warfare in Yemen for everyone from Time Magazine and the Times through to the BBC and Channel 4. She also has an incredible story to tell of her own.