Elisabeth Pywell

Following a stroke at the age of 19 whilst undertaking her undergraduate degree and inspired by her Great Great Aunt Alice Hawkins (a leading suffragette among the boot and shoe machinists of Leicester) Beth has dedicated herself to living life to the fullest and ensuring equal opportunities for all within Planning and the wider property sector.

After the completion of her undergraduate and master’s degrees Beth started at CBRE in September 2017, where she has since become a Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and been promoted to Planner.

As a Chartered Town Planner Beth has been involved in a number of large-scale planning applications, including the High-Speed Interchange Rail Station at Solihull and is also the Planning client lead for one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bar chains in the UK.

Within CBRE Beth also sits on the Junior Board and is the regional chair of the CBRE Birmingham Women’s Network, through which she has organised multiple successful events including a number of charity collaborations with Suited for Success, career engagement events and female-focused panel discussions. Beth is also a Committee Member of the West Midlands Branch of Women in Planning, an organisation dedicated to championing gender equality in the planning and wider property industry. Through which she has co-organised multiple events and chaired a seminar event for over 70 attendees.

Alongside her work within the Property sector Beth is an Ambassador for the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, with a specific focus on raising funds for their Woodland House appeal (a purpose built baby-loss bereavement centre), and a co-chair of a women in business roundtable discussion group called eight@8, who gather monthly to discuss topical cross-industry subjects and develop relevant skills through peer to peer learning.

In her personal life Beth is an enthusiastic Cellist, amateur runner and has just started tap dancing.