Welcome to the 2019 Surrey Property Awards

This year, The Surrey Property Awards celebrates its 10th anniversary as the region’s premier property event.  The awards recognise companies and individuals operating in the fiercely competitive property industry, across 12 industry-relevant categories, including: estate agency, new homes, commercial property, property law, interior design and professional services, with the ultimate accolade being the 2019 Property Professional of the Year award.

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2018 Surrey Property Awards Winners

Click Here to read more about the 2018 Award Winners and Sponsors

Can you afford not to be part of the largest property event of its kind outside London?

The 2019 Surrey Property Awards Presentation and Black Tie Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday 21st November, when the winning companies will be announced and presented with their trophies.

 

Be part of the special 10th Anniversary celebrations by reserving your table here.

 

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He’s charming, highly entertaining and one of Britain’s most sought after speakers – Gyles Brandreth returns by popular demand.

Following his previous hugely successful appearance at the Surrey Property Awards, Gyles Brandreth is returning by popular demand, as co-presenter and guest speaker. A man of many talents, Gyles is a writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers.

Gyles has appeared on many topical TV shows, including QI, Have I Got News For You, Celebrity Pointless and Room 101.  He is also a reporter for The One Show and a regular on Radio 4’s Just a Minute. His many books include: The Oscar Wilde Mysteries, The 7 Secrets of Happiness and Have You Eaten Grandma, an amusing guide to the intricacies of English spelling, punctuation and grammar. He is currently touring the UK with his five-star sell-out one-man show, Break a leg.

Compere and Co-host

Sarah Gobran is one of the two Co-Founders of Guildford Shakespeare Company. Prior to setting up GSC in 2006, she worked as a freelance actor in London and touring the country. Since founding GSC, she has appeared in 30 of their 40 productions, set up the education department, and launched outreach projects that work with the most socially isolated and disadvantaged members of our community. Favourite roles to date include: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew.  


www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk  

...and adding to the magic

Darius Ziatabari is an emerging creative force within the magic community.  Based in the London area, he gave his first performance at the age of six, and he now entertains celebrities and business leaders alike. He is equally comfortable in intimate occasions such as weddings, dinner parties, birthdays, and corporate receptions and will be demonstrating his close up magic in the VIP reception.   

http://www.dariusmagic.com

The 2019 Headline Sponsor

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. 

Award Sponsors

Operating nationwide from offices in Chichester and London, Genesis covers all aspects of residential and commercial planning and policy advice in relation to development proposals.


No project is too small or too big. Working with a network of professionals, we ensure that our clients receive a much higher quality of service when dealing with planning projects.

2019 is a landmark year for Searls Land, as we celebrate 10 years at the forefront of residential development agency in the South East.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many and varied clients for their friendship and support over the past 10 years and look forward to working with you long into the future.   

Index Property Information supplies due diligence reports/searches to conveyancing solicitors as part of the property buying process. We also solve problems, saving customers precious time, enabling property sales to proceed without delay and giving purchasers buying-decision peace of mind.  Index is justifiably proud of its local knowledge, simplicity, speed, assured delivery, competitive pricing and dedicated team.   

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.

Bramley Blinds offers a completely bespoke service for its clients and provides modern window and outdoor space treatments for both domestic and commercial projects of all sizes and complexity.

 

We take pride in listening to our customers to ensure we recommend the right product and deliver the perfect solution.

Abundant Recruitment is a specialist and bespoke property recruitment company based in Weybridge. We recruit for those clients seeking qualified personnel - from administration staff to Managing Directors - in both Sales, Lettings, Financial Services and Land and New Homes.

 

The company is owned and managed by Chris Chambers, a former estate agent with 32 years’ experience in property.  

At Savills Guildford we offer a full suite of property services across Surrey, West Sussex and the Home Counties, including core estate agency services and a range of specialisms.

Our services aim to be all-encompassing and our RICS-qualified surveyors and planning consultants act for land owners, house builders, developers and the public sector.

Event Partners

Peter Krelle Associates (PKA) is an award winning digital marketing agency specialising in website design & build, social media marketing, PPC, photography and videography. Based in Elstead, Surrey, PKA produces highly visual, on and off line solutions of the finest quality and at competitive rates with a quick turn-around. 

 

www.peterkrelle.com

Established in 2007, Horizon Imaging has gained a reputation for providing exceptional quality promotional imagery to clients in the property industry across the South East of the UK. From drone photography to architectural photography, Matterport virtual tours to cinematic promotional films, Horizon Imaging provides a full-service solution for all your marketing imaging requirements.

 

www.horizonimaging.co.uk

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.    

 

www.sbid.org

Media Partners

The 2019 Award Categories

Best on-line and in-print marketing campaign

JUDGED AND PRESENTED BY REACH PLC
 

This category is not open for on-line voting.

 

Open to all companies with a connection to the property industry, to include: Estate/Lettings Agents, Developers, Commercial Agents/Surveyors, Law Firms etc. operating in Surrey.  This category will be judged, and the trophy presented by Simon Edgley, Regional Commercial Managing Director, Reach PLC, who will be looking to identify a business that has demonstrated high levels of creativity in its marketing and has engaged with target audiences across a spectrum of media platforms.

Best new homes interior design project

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. It seeks to identify a project where imagination, design flair, creativity, excellent use of materials, and interesting features and furnishings have been used to create spaces that both welcome and wow! The project budget will be taken into consideration in order that entrants compete fairly.  Please note this category is open to Developers, Interior Design Companies, Architects and Interior Architects who have worked on a project in Surrey . This category will be split by budget e.g. a project value of up to £50k and over £50k and is open for entries.  Please Click Here to download the entry form.  All submissions will be presented to the SBID for judging and the winning project/s announced on 21st November 2019.

Estate / letting agency branch of the year

PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY VOTING ON-LINE

 

This category has been re-shaped to ensure all agents - whether they are single or multi branch - can all 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 2018 – June 2019, you are entitled to vote for the branch office of the agent who 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 e.g. Trenchard Arlidge, Cobham.

Best commercial agent / chartered surveyor

INDUSTRY VOTING ON-LINE


This award looks to identity an individual or 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 and landlords will be casting votes.

Best professional property services company

PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY VOTING ON-LINE

 

This high-level 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 discreetly behind the scenes due to the nature of the business and sensitivity of deals/projects. The award aims to recognise the exceptional talent and dedication of groups such as: Architects, Landscape Architects, Planning Consultants, Engineers, Land & Acquisition Agents etc.

Best new homes development

- split into 2 bands (1-12 and 13+ units)

PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY VOTING ON-LINE


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 developments

PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY VOTING ON-LINE

 

This high-level 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 discreetly behind the scenes due to the nature of the business and sensitivity of deals/projects. The award aims to recognise the exceptional talent and dedication of groups such as: Architects, Landscape Architects, Planning Consultants, Engineers, Land & Acquisition Agents etc.

Best new luxury property

PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY VOTING ON-LINE


A single one-off residence or a property that forms part of a larger development, with a price point of £1.45m+. This category looks to identify an inspirational style icon that may have been built by a private individual or a developer.  Voters are encouraged to consider all aspects, to include: kerb-appeal, entrance/driveway, architecture, doors and windows, location, materials and of course landscaping.  The award will be presented for the property where excellent design is testimony to the vision, skill and perception of the owner/developer/architect.

Property law firm of the year

INDUSTRY VOTING ON-LINE

 

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 new category for 2019 aims to recognise a Surrey based law firm for its service, client relationships and professional integrity.  It is anticipated that votes cast in this category will be from other industry professionals such as developers, land agents, commercial agents and investor/landlords.

Property professional of the year 

PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY VOTING ON-LINE


The top award, and the one that is most fiercely contested every year, is the Property Professional of the Year.  In this category you can nominate an individual - from the most junior to the most senior and anyone in between!  The award looks to recognise someone who has 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 deal or house purchase. Nominations are invited from both the public and the industry in order that the award goes to a truly deserving individual who has maintained the utmost professional standards. The person’s name is required and also the company they work for as well as a brief description of why you are nominating them. 

Competition and Voting Guidelines

Voting opens in June 2019. Voters should have been in contact in a professional capacity, or used the services of the company or person they are voting for, in the period January 2018 – June 2019. Any media campaigns undertaken during the voting period must be directed only to those who have used the company’s/individual’s services during the stated period.

Full guidelines can be seen by clicking here.

Companies are listed FREE of charge and the awards feature all types of property companies who have an office and/or development in Surrey.

The voting element of the website will be live in June.  If you discover your company and/or development is not listed please contact enquiries@thepromotionaledge.co.uk or call 01483 233108 and provide the relevant information – thank you.

The voting process is supported by a very strong in-print and on-line media and PR campaign, as well as direct marketing and social media.  Companies are actively encouraged to invite their customers and suppliers to cast votes and leave comments in the appropriate categories, observing the time criteria in respect of the new homes and estate agency categories.

In addition to the excitement and glamour of the evening, each year the event supports a local charity by way of a silent auction.  Over the past ten years, The Surrey Property Awards has successfully raised in excess of £210,000 for charities. The 2019 event will once again support the very deserving Challengers, which provides care for children and young people with disabilities, and supports their families.

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Some comments from Guests and VIPs

“Just wanted to say what an absolute pleasure it was to join you, your distinguished guests and stakeholders at the 2017 Surrey Property Awards and Gala Dinner. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were thoroughly impressed by the quality of the event, from the organisation, hospitality, guest speaker – everything!! It really was a night to remember.”

 

THE MAYOR OF GUILDFORD 2017

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