Awards – TvPropFest 2019

THE BERKSHIRE PROP STARS – WILL YOU REACH FOR ONE?

Why these Awards are seriously different:

  • Shortlist of three per category
  • Relevant and researched award categories
  • 100% support from our media partner, Thames Tap
  • Quality and representative judging panel
  • Good value and good fun event hosted in Reading
  • Close to transport links into London and entertainments

TVPROPFEST AWARDS PROGRAMME

Tuesday 18th June 2019
Award nominations officially open

Friday 26th July 2019
Nominations period closes

Friday 2nd August 2019
Judges Meeting

Monday 5th August 2019
Shortlist announced in Thames Tap (see News)

Thursday 12th September 2019
Winners announced at TvProp Festival Dinner 

Tickets available here

The Berkshire Prop Awards Dinner – Will you reach for one?

Join us to celebrate six brand new awards and find out who are the Berkshire’s Prop Stars. Awards will cover Best Interior Space, Best Consultant, Project Vision, Networker of the Year, Future Start of the Year and of course Leader of the Year. Helping to host the awards dinner will be BBC Berkshire Sports commentator & former Captain of Reading FC, Ady Williams who of course is a Reading man. With a maximum capacity of 250, we already have several confirmed bookings and intend to make this a regular event in the Thames Valley calendar. More information to follow on additional speakers and hosts.

Click on Award below for more information and the nominees about for each one.

 

Best Space and Interior Design Company Award

The creation of new space, when designed to a high standard, can generate a real change in workstyle for the occupier, and become the catalyst for new ways of working, innovation and successful growth of the business. This award is aimed at architects, fit-out contractors, consultant’s or designers who can show evidence of completing a successful project for a client. Using references from clients, photos and other supporting evidence, all submissions need to reflect the scope and depth of your success.

Nominees (alphabetical order):

  • APAM/Patron Capital – The Café @ No10 at Arlington Business Park
  • Broadway Malyan/Nexus Planning – 5th floor fit out, Thames Tower
Best Project Vision for the Thames Valley

This will reward a proposal, application or outline plan by a client, design team or professional team for a project (commercial, retail, industrial or residential) located in the county of Berkshire which shows a clear vision, aspiration and inspirational approach to the brief. The submission could have been featured in Thames Tap or maybe just be a random proposal, however, the main criteria for success is that it reflects the aspiration and ambitions of the client and design team to develop a project of real value. The winning submission will also be showcased in Thames Tap, circulated to more than 7500+ across the London and Thames Valley region and exhibited at TvPropFest 19 to be held in Reading Town Hall in September.

Nominees (alphabetical order):

  • Moorgarth – Premier Inn/Bar+Block steakhouse development, Hosier Street, Reading
  • Salmon Harvester Properties – 67 Alma Road, Windsor
  • Seven Capital – The Grand Exchange, Bracknell
  • Slough Urban Renewal – Stoke Wharf, Slough
  • Thames Properties – Cox & Wyman development, Cardiff Road, Reading
Best Future Star of the Year

A celebration of a person under 35 who has shown real leadership and is an inspiration to others around them in their businesses. Award submissions need to demonstrate, not only how the individual has become an integral part of the business, but also how they have shown responsibility beyond their age. Examples of successful project delivery may include evidence of success from their clients in the form of references and case studies. All shortlisted entries will have an opportunity to join the panel at TvPropFest and contribute to the editorial format of the event on 12th September.

Nominees (alphabetical order):

  • Daniel Fleming – architect, Broadway Malyan
  • Hannah Knowles – senior planner, Turley
  • Sarah Murray – director, edge Urban Design

 

Thames Valley Networker of the Year Award

Who are the best networkers operating across the Thames Valley and who has shown the ability to join the dots, generating business development opportunities for their companies and creating long-term relationships? Using references from clients and other supporting evidence, all submissions will need to reflect the scope and depth of your successes in the county of Berkshire. This will then be voted upon by the audience at TvPropFest 19 using the on line system, Slido.com and will act as a final test for the nominees to network and get nominations from delegates at the dinner to be held at Reading Town Hall on 12th September.

Nominees (alphabetical order):

  • Charlie Nicholson – partner, Vail Williams
  • Glyn Salmon – operations director Thames Valley, Kier Property
  • Kim Cohen – partner, Barton Willmore
  • Michael Ward – partner real estate, Blake Morgan
  • Steve Dixon – director, JDP
  • Tom Fletcher – head of Reading office, Lambert Smith Hampton
Consultant of the Year Award

Nominations must show the following criteria in their submissions: evidence of success over a long period of time, a range of successful projects delivered, and an overview of the team skills based in Berkshire. The key issue for the judges is the identification of a consultant that offers something unique and raises the level of service above their competitors. (For clarification, the term consultant covers companies which receive a ‘fee’ for their services such as engineers, planners and consultants does not include contractors).

Nominees (alphatbetical order):

  • Broadway Malyan
  • JDP
  • Ridge
  • Stubbings Property Marketing
Leader of the Year Award

Nominations will come from individuals working in the property sector who have been integral to the success of the Berkshire market over a period of time, not just a one-hit wonder, so to speak. They must be able to demonstrate personal success and evidence of helping to fulfil not only their own personal goals but also the aspirations of their team.  A long list will be drawn up, from which a shortlist and the eventual winner will be selected. This will be Berkshire’s blue-ribbon award and a real accolade to win, something a bit special.

Nominees are being kept under wraps until the evening.

 

Judges

Matthew Battle

Matthew Battle

Managing Director, UK Property Forums (Judging Panel Chair)

Matthew is the Founder and Managing Director of UK Property Forums. Established in 2004, UKPF enables conferences, events and networking opportunities across the Greater Thames Valley region including Oxford, Reading and Aylesbury. As part of the range of events which UKPF have created, he leads UK Prop Social, a networking club for 150+ members and also the Thames Valley offer at MIPIM UK and MIPIM Cannes, France. Having lived and studied in the Thames Valley, he is very informed about the region and passionate about the development of a group for all those involved in the Thames Valley property markets. 

Kate Dean

Kate Dean

Project Director, BasingView

Kate is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years experience in the commercial property sector. She is currently the Project Director of Basing View. Prior to this Kate held roles with a number of corporate organisations including HSBC, Kier Property and SEGRO.

John Fisher

John Fisher

Managing Director, TA Fisher

TA Fisher was established in 1895 and John is fourth generation to take the helm. During the 1990s the company became a leading provider of commercial business space on out-of-town developments in the Thames Valley. Numerous commercial and mixed-use developments were to follow, and the company has now developed into a multi-faceted property group with interests in residential and commercial development, property investment and also serviced apartments/apart hotels. John was quick to spot the emerging serviced-apartment sector in the wake of a plethora of US tech companies who were setting up operations in the Thames Valley. Healthy levels of demand emerged for high-quality, short-stay accommodation from a growing transient work force and in 1997 House of Fisher was incorporated. John is Managing Director of the Group Holding Company which is now a highly regarded commercial organisation within the Thames Valley region. 

Andy Jansons

Andy Jansons

Managing Director, Jansons Property

Andy has been in property since 1983, working for various surveying practices before forming a commercial agency, Jansons and Partners, in the ’90s. After selling out to Colliers CRE, Andy formed Jansons Property in 2003 as a joint venture development company with the William Pears Group.Andy has a formidable reputation from years of experience and brings his tenacity, initiative and drive to getting positive results.

Jennie Lunn

Jennie Lunn

Associate Director, Broadway Malyan

Jennie is a qualified architect with over 20 years of experience from concept designs to running projects on site. Since joining Broadway Malyan in 2004 Jennie has delivered a significant portfolio of work within the education, residential, commercial and heritage sectors. Her award winning, sensitive designs with attention to detail have ensured high quality solutions, responsive to the client’s unique requirements.

Charlie Nicholson

Charlie Nicholson

Partner, Vail Williams

Charlie, Partner at Vail Williams, is a driven commercial property agent with expertise in the disposal of office, industrial and mixed-use schemes; mainly in the Thames Valley and Heathrow region on behalf of occupiers and landlords. He also represents a number of businesses in the acquisition of premises or development land for design and build opportunities. Charlie has been involved in the 70,000 sq ft design and build prelet to Rockwell Collins at Winnersh Triangle. The planning, speculative development and letting of an 80,000 sq ft warehouse to Daler Rowney in Bracknell. Charlie heads up the Thames Valley and Heathrow acquisition and disposal team where he has developed a solid corporate client base having acted for clients such as Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Konami, Ecover/Method, AVC Live Ltd, Oracle and Watchshop.

Gareth Osborn

Gareth Osborn

Business Unit Director, SEGRO

Gareth Osborn joined SEGRO in 1988. Initially involved in a multi let industrial portfolio and then moved to the company’s Retail team in 1991 and became General Manager. Gareth subsequently became Business Unit Director for Thames Valley + National Logistics. He has responsibility for a UK portfolio of £2.0bn. Included within his responsibilities is the UK’s office portfolio, National Logistics and the industrial portfolio within the Thames Valley. The industrial portfolio is dominated by the hugely successful Slough Trading Estate, established over 90 years ago and home to leading UK and international companies. The logistics portfolio is a significant growth sector for SEGRO as the organisation moves toward a portfolio mix that is heavily biased toward industrial and logistics.

Donna Palmer

Donna Palmer

Associate Director, Planning

Donna is a chartered town planner with over 10 years’ experience in the private sector. She joined Turley in 2015 when they established a new Reading office and is now an Associate Director within the South East team. Donna works on a wide portfolio of projects leading on both planning and Environment Impact Assessment for a variety of clients. With a focus on large scale strategic sites in the residential sector Donna works on a range of scales including new settlements.

Michael Righton

Michael Righton

Managing Director - Thames Valley, Rider Levett Bucknall

Mike is Managing Partner within the UK practice of Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) with overall responsibility for leading the strategic direction of the Thames Valley office based at Winnersh Triangle. RLB is an independent global property and construction practice specialising in Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Building Surveying and advisory consultancy services in the construction and property sectors.

RLB’s Thames Valley office has had a presence in the region for over 25 years and offers a wider range of sector expertise with scheme values ranging from £1m to £1bn from working alongside some of the most prominent and well-established names in the industry.

Mike has strong connection with the Thames Valley region having completed his MSc in Construction Cost Management at the University of Reading back in 2005 and subsequently setting in the area.

Glyn Salmon

Glyn Salmon

Operations Director, Kier

Glyn has worked in the construction industry for approximately 40 years, the last 18 years as a Director with Kier.  His particular areas of expertise are overall management of a regional office, building successful client relationships, business development and mentoring of younger staff on their career ladder.  During his spare time, Glyn enjoys walking his 3 dogs, travelling, watching rugby and playing golf.

Hannah Smart

Hannah Smart

Director, edge Urban Design

Winner of the Oxford Property Festival Young Person of the Year for 2018, Hannah is a leader in her field and promotes high-quality development and regeneration through her comprehensive and inspiring design process. Hannah recently featured in the BBC 2 documentary “The Newbuilds are Coming”, which followed a housing development through the Planning System; observing the extensive design process and detailed consideration that takes place behind the scenes of the development industry. She has been involved with masterplans and visions for NW Bicester Eco Town and successfully designed and delivered mixed-use masterplans of between 1 and 20,000 units in the South East, predominantly in Oxfordshire. A rising star of the future. 

Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams

Business Development Manager, Morgan Lovell

Sophie Williams has been working in commercial fit out for over 10 years, starting her career in the Traditional fit out world she ventured into Design & Build two years ago.

Sophie has delivered a dramatic impact on the world of networking and her focus on Next-Gen (35 and under) has seen her profile grow rapidly. Sophie created the Morgan Lovell Women in Property & Real Estate networking group in 2017, it is a group that combines female Commercial Agents and Project Managers across London and the South East.

Scott Witchalls

Scott Witchalls

Partner, Peter Brett Associates

Scott leads the management and delivery of area wide transport strategies and major land development projects both in the UK and overseas. Major mixed use projects include the Reading Station area renaissance project (3Msq.ft). Scott has also developed transport strategies and implementation plans for several major employment areas including Green Park and Thames Valley Park in Reading, and Slough Trading Estate. As a former Director of the Thames Valley Economic Partnership, Scott successfully lobbied Government for transport infrastructure investment in the Thames Valley. Scott regularly appears as an expert witness at regional, local planning and CPO inquiries including that for the £65M M4 Junction 11 project.

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