AWARDS PRESENTATION AND BLACK TIE GALA DINNER
THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
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If you would like to list your company and/or development on the voting platform, please email or call the Awards Team on 01483 233108.
2020 SURREY PROPERTY AWARD CATEGORIES
In the interests of widening the Surrey Property Awards so it is more inclusive there are two new award categories for 2020: Best Stand Alone Property and, for the first time sharing the podium this year, there will be an award for both the male and female Property Professional of the Year.
In respect of awards 2, 3 and 4, these will require a completed nomination form, which will be available on this website in June. The deadline for both these categories is Friday 9th October, all other categories will be open for industry and public voting also from June 2020.
In advance of the voting element of the website being live if you would like your company and/or development listed, please email and if possible provide the following details: development name, town, housebuilders/developers name, type of development e.g. apartment scheme or housing development and also the number of units.
For awards 1, 8 and 9 please provide: company name, type of company e.g. Law Firm, and specify the category in which you would like to be listed.
JUDGED AND PRESENTED BY THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE SOCIETY FOR BRITISH AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN (SBID)
Best professional property services company / consultancy
This category seeks to identify a company that has provided outstanding and consistent service and advice to those operating in the property and/or construction industry. This sector often works behind the scenes in support of their clients and projects, but the award aims to recognise the exceptional talent and dedication of groups such as: Architects, Landscape Architects, Planning Consultants, Engineers, and Land Agents etc.
Best interior design project (under £50K) & Best interior design project (over £50K)
JUDGED AND PRESENTED BY THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE SOCIETY FOR BRITISH AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN (SBID)
This category is not open for on-line voting and will require a written submission supported by excellent photography and/or video. It seeks to identify a project where imagination, design flair, creativity, excellent use of materials, lighting and interesting features and furnishings have been used to create spaces that both welcome, wow and simply ooze style. In order that entrants compete fairly, the project budget will be taken into consideration: up to £50k and over £50k. The entry form will be available in June.
Please note that The Best Interior Design Project awards are open for all types of design projects including: residential, new homes and retirement schemes, the project must be located in Surrey. All submissions will be presented to the SBID for judging and the winning projects announced on 26th November 2020. The deadline for submissions is Friday 9th October.
NEW FOR 2020 - Best stand alone property (New build, conversion or renovation)
This category is not open for on-line voting and will require a written submission supported by photography and/or video. From the small perfectly crafted bijoux residence to the most luxurious mansion house, size is not important in this category. New for 2020, this category seeks to identify a single property that offers a uniquely attractive perspective and really stands out from the rest. The property should have been designed/modelled to suit its plot and location and should reflect the importance of both exterior and interior excellence, materials and features, regardless of budget. The entry form will be available in June and the deadline for submissions is Friday 9th October.
Best new homes development
- under 12 units & Best new homes development - 13+ units
This award strives to identify Surrey’s best new homes developments, where exceptional design forethought and sustainable features have future-proofed the developments for generations to come. Voters are urged to consider the architectural integrity, the materials used and the landscape design that have enabled the development to blend harmoniously with its surroundings, and the ability of the architect and developer to work with planners to successfully integrate all types of housing and ensure cohesion. This category will have wide purchaser appeal and developments will most likely include an element of social housing.
Best new apartment scheme
- including retirement
This category is open for all types and styles of apartment projects, including retirement developments, which contribute to a large part of Surrey’s landscape. It looks to identify the development that not only suits its location, but also makes a positive visual impact through its architecture, the use of materials, landscaping and eco features, in addition to providing purchasers with living areas that harness creative space-saving features. The development should have been designed to suit the purchaser profile and include relevant features such as: parking/electric car charging points, lift, communal facilities e.g. pool, lounge, gardens and concierge services if appropriate.
Property law firm of the year
Law firms with a strong bias towards property very often work without acknowledgment, largely due to client confidentiality and the sensitivity surrounding acquisition and certain projects. This category aims to recognise a law firm for its service, client relationships and professional integrity.
Best commercial agency / Chartered surveying company
This award looks to identity a business that has demonstrated not just good practice through the sale/letting of commercial/retail property, but has also forged excellent partnerships with other related professionals to enable commercial schemes of all types to culminate in successful deals.In this category it is anticipated that industry professionals, landlords and investors will be casting votes.
Estate / Letting agency branch of the year
This category is designed so that all agents - whether they are single or multi branch - can compete fairly. If you have sold, purchased, let or rented a property, or concluded a land purchase or sale through an agent in the period January 2019 – June 2020, you are entitled to vote for the branch office of the agent that dealt with your transaction, if you feel the service you have received across all the elements justifies recognition. Please note you are voting for the brand and branch office as one item.
Property professional of the year
This is the most fiercely contested award every year. Therefore, NEW FOR 2020, this category has been split, to acknowledge both a female and male property professional. You can nominate an individual - from the most junior to the most senior and anyone in between! The award seeks to recognise two people who have not only delivered a service that is ‘par excellence’, but who you think has gone above and beyond the call of their remit to help you complete a property transaction of any type or value. Nominations are invited from both the public and the industry in order that the award goes to two truly deserving individuals who have maintained the utmost professional standards. Please enter a name when prompted and ideally provide a reason why you are voting for the person.
The Surrey Property Awards is the largest and most prestigious event of its kind outside London.
In 2019 the glitz, glamour and excitement of the evening was most certainly added to with the magic of Darius Ziatabari, the sensational quick wit, charm and charisma of celebrity guest speaker Gyles Brandreth and co-host Sarah Gobran. 2020 will see an almost repeat performance, with the fabulous trio once again joining Surrey’s top property professionals, and the Mayor of Guildford for a spectacular night of glitz and glamour.
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As a law firm offering a wide range of legal disciplines, at Charles Russell Speechlys we ensure our clients benefit from a seamless, high quality service. And this is not just us saying that. We are ranked in over 60 work categories in the legal directories and we are regularly shortlisted for and win awards for our work.
A professional team of skilled and well recognised experts, Searls Land has earned its position as one of the region’s most reputable and dedicated land agents. The business offers a tailored service, geared for private landowners, niche developers, regional and national house builders, commercial agents and affordable housing providers.
2020 has so far proved to be an unusual and challenging year and whilst we all battle with adapting to new ways of working and rising to everyday challenges, we would like to assure our clients that we will do everything possible to support and assist them in these testing times. In the meantime we look forward to seeing you in November and we wish everyone good health.
The Wates Group is one of the leading privately-owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ 4,000 people and are guided by our purpose to inspire better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow. Wates Developments is the Group’s investment arm, specialising in planning and residential development throughout Southern England and acting as both a partner and purchaser for land owners and developers.
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The Society of British and International Design (SBID) is the leading British professional accrediting body and representative for global interior design, supporting professional and trading standards of Interior Designers, Architects and manufacturers.
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