AWARDS PRESENTATION AND BLACK TIE GALA DINNER
THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER
WITH HEADLINE SPONSOR
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If you would like to list your company and / or development on the voting platform, please email email@example.com or call the Awards Team on 01483 233108.
2020 SPA AWARD CATEGORIES
There are three new award categories for 2020: Best Stand Alone Property, The Mayor’s Award for Industry Excellence and, sharing the podium this year, there will be an award for both male and female Property Professional of the Year.
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. The award aims to recognise the exceptional talent and dedication of groups such as: Architects, Landscape Architects, Planning Consultants, Engineers, Land Agents etc.
Best new homes interior design project (split into 2 budget bands)
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! In order that entrants compete fairly, the project budget will be taken into consideration: up to £50k and over £50k. Click here to download the nomination form. Please note this category is open for all types of interior design projects (including retirement) 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 2020.
Best stand-alone property
(new build or conversion)
This category is not open for on-line voting and will require a written submission supported by excellent photography. 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 to suit its locality and should reflect the importance of both exterior and interior excellence, regardless of budget. Click here to download the nomination form. The deadline for submissions is Friday 9th October 2020.
Best new homes development
(split into 2 size bands - under 12 units & 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 developments)
This category is open for all types and styles of apartment projects, including retirement developments. 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 Surrey based 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 and landlords will be casting votes.
Estate / letting agency 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 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.
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 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 two truly deserving individuals who have maintained the utmost professional standards.
The Mayor's Award for Industry Excellence
JUDGED AND PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR OF GUILDFORD
The 2020-21 Mayor of Guildford will consider the winners in all the award categories and judge which company, individual or project has made the greatest contribution or positive difference to Surrey’s landscape, property and future. The Mayor will consider the comments made by the voters and judges where appropriate.
The 2020 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.
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.
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.
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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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.
...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.
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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. A fabulous evening was had by everyone and grateful thanks are extended to them for being such perfect professionals.
The 2020 speaker and co-presenter will be announced here in April.
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