Investor Relations

Women in business week with Adrienne Kelbie.

How Long Have You Been In The Property Industry?

I’m new to the property industry, but have been in senior leadership roles for over 20 years, and have a background in operations, people and regulation.

What Attracted You To The Property Industry?

I was approached by the 79th Group Chair and his sons, and we felt that I could bring a different perspective and skillset.  They’re a hard team to say no to!

What Challenges Have You Experienced Working In a Male-Dominated Industry?

I’ve been working with the nuclear sector for nearly 6 years so I’m used to male-dominated sectors. I see the challenges of a lack of diversity as being groupthink, lacking an open mind, and failing to appeal to all the demographics for any service or product. Ultimately, the Board has to set a tone that a diverse team is a strong team, and that means listening and seeking to understand different perspectives rather than doing what’s always been done.

What Would Your Advice Be For Women In The Industry?

My advice to anyone is to work hard, do what makes you happy, and when people don’t treat you as you need, be straight about what change is necessary.

Can You Describe Your Role?

As a Non-Executive Director, my role is to set strategy, ensure good governance, and while maintaining appropriate independence, also support the growing team to excel.


25 November 2021

Our Ivy House Loan Note is now live!

Situated in Scarisbrick – an exclusive area near the historic market town of Ormskirk – this property provides the perfect blend of period charm and modern country living in the beautiful Lancashire countryside.


1 November 2021

The 79th Group Attends The Property Investor Show.

As the United Kingdom’s leading event for property investors, over 5,000 guests were in attendance with our wonderful team of experts in a prime position to introduce new investors to the company.