27th Annual PROPS Awards Lunch Raises Over £345,000 for Variety
The 27th annual PROPS Awards Lunch, one of the property sectors key fundraising events, has raised £345,000 for Variety, the Children’s Charity. The glittering ceremony was hosted by Martin Bayfield, the former rugby union player.
The PROPS awards have generated over £10 million for the charity and 2,000 powered wheelchairs for disabled children across the UK since 1992.
The coveted Lifetime Achievement Award was won by Paul White, chairman of Frogmore Real Estate Partners for his five-decades of service to the property sector. Other winners included Dexters, who won the Residential Agent of the Year Award; Land Securities Group plc & The Crown Estate for their work on the Westgate Oxford; and Pocket Living Ltd., who took home the Residential Developer of the Year Award.
Neil Sinclair, ‘the PROPS’ Chair, said:
“I want to thank all the attendees for their generosity at the 27th PROPS awards and congratulate our winners. The funds raised at the annual PROPS lunch allow Variety to help disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK make the most of their childhood. We are deeply grateful for the generosity all our donors who help improve the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in society.”
Duncan Syers, Chief Barker of Variety, the Children’s Charity, said:
“I am incredibly grateful for all the donations made at the PROPS Awards Lunch. £345,000 is an incredible amount of money raised. Thanks to the industry’s generosity, we will help improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children up and down the country.”
Variety was established in the UK in 1949. Since then, more than £270 million has been raised by the charity, funding over 5,500 Sunshine Coaches, custom-made wheelchairs and helping thousands of children affected by ill-health, disability and disadvantage.
The winners of the 27th PROPS awards are as follows:
Lifetime Achievement Award – Sponsored by the Santon Group
- Paul White, Chairman – Frogmore Real Estate Partners
Most Promising Newcomer of the Year – Sponsored by Howard Kennedy
- Ian Marcus – Eastdil Secured
Residential Developer of the Year
- Pocket Living Ltd.
Deal of the Year – Sponsored by Freedman Hilmi
- Sale of Industrial Multi Property Trust for £116m – Hansteen Holdings
Residential Agent of the Year
Commercial Agent of the Year
Property Fund of the Year
- M7 Real Estate
Property Lender of the Year – Sponsored by Palace Capital
- Oaknorth Bank
Residential Development of the Year – Sponsored by Lee Baron
- Slate Yard, New Bailey, Salford – Legal & General, Investment Management
Commercial Development of the Year – Sponsored by Crowe Clark Whitehill
- Westgate Oxford – Land Securities Group plc & The Crown Estate
Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by Generator Group
- Ray Palmer, Founder & Chairman – Palmer Capital
Young Property Person of the Year
- Josh Garside, Managing Director – Paradigm Property
Prop Tech Company of the Year