The Michelmores Property Awards celebrate the best property, development and construction projects in the South West, bringing together all those who contribute to the region’s exciting property, real estate and construction sectors. The Awards, which have long-championed sustainability and innovation, place social, environmental, sustainable and economic values at the heart of its judging criteria. These attributes are considered to be just as important as a project’s aesthetics and purpose.

This year, our Awards continue to highlight progression in the industry with the introduction of a new category: Regeneration Project of the Year. This award showcases projects that involved work of significant refurbishment, retrofitting, regeneration or transformation value on an existing property or brownfield site, to give it a new lease of life and an environmentally efficient future. It joins the other 10 categories that recognise a wide range of commercial and residential projects as well as masterplanning schemes.

Table Bookings are now open

You are now able to book your table at the Gala Dinner taking place on Thursday 27 June. Please download the booking form from the link below. The Awards are a sell-out event. We advise booking early to avoid disappointment.

To secure a table in a prime position please see our Sponsorship package options below.

Meet your host

Well-known, feel-good comic and writer, Lucy Porter will host our 21st Michelmores Property Awards ceremony.

With a disarmingly warm and chatty style, Lucy delivers her thoughts and observations on life, love, and how odd the world can be, like a long-standing and sometimes indiscreet friend.

A finalist on Channel 4’s So You Think You’re Funny?, Lucy is a regular on Radio 4 panel and comedy shows, and has also appeared a number of times on Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week. She has also appeared on Newsnight, The Culture Show, and Richard Osman’s House of Games, and has written for Johnny Vaughan, Adam and Joe, and Jimmy Tarbuck.

Thank you to our sponsors

Sponsoring the Awards

The Michelmores Property Awards’ reach extends throughout the region’s property, real estate and construction sectors. Sponsoring the Awards is an excellent opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile in front of this audience and the ideal corporate hospitality opportunity. As a sponsor, you will be part of a bespoke networking event and your brand will benefit from exposure from a prestigious and well-regarded property-focused campaign that reaches over 1,300 engaged real estate companies in the South West.

Email events@michelmores.com to request a 2024 Awards sponsorship brochure to find out more about our opportunities.

Submissions

Submissions are confined to buildings, developments, projects and transactions based in the South West of the UK in Devon, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, Somerset (including North, Bath and North East), Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Submissions are invited to 11 categories:

  • Project of the Year (under £5m)
  • Project of the Year (over £5m)
  • Regeneration Project of the Year
  • Education Project of the Year
  • Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year
  • Heritage Project of the Year
  • Residential Project of the Year (35 homes & under)
  • Residential Project of the year (36 homes & over)
  • Masterplanning for the Future
  • Building of the Year
  • The John Laurence Special Contribution Award

Applicants are invited to submit projects in which a substantial and identifiable stage of the project was completed between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.

Submissions are now closed for 2024.

If you have any queries about your submission, contact events@michelmores.com.

Meet the judging panel

Jo Davis

Jo Davis is the Managing Director for Planning, Development and Regeneration at Avison Young with additional responsibility for the firm’s Bristol office. She has a well-earned reputation for being one of the leading planning strategists in her field. Jo has a long and successful history of delivering complex projects for the public and private sectors – she has worked extensively on mixed-use city centre regeneration schemes and played a key role in delivering new communities. Jo relishes the challenge to translate her clients’ complex visions into developmental reality, helping to address the nation’s housing crisis and ensuring regeneration is equally focussed on economic and social improvement as it is on place-making.

Iestyn John

Iestyn is a partner at Bell Cornwell Town Planning Consultants and oversees the firm’s West Country offices. He works on a wide range of projects with clients including landed estates, developers and for private endeavours. Iestyn joined Bell Cornwell in 2010 and before that he worked for several major property advisors. A particular expertise of working on projects in sensitive locations with a background in urban regeneration means that Iestyn is also actively involved in work on complex brownfield schemes.

Mike Leece OBE

Mike is a self-employed business consultant with a background in engineering. He became CEO for Devonport Management Limited (DML) in 1987, where he led the company’s transition from a public sector organisation into a commercial entity. Subsequently, Mike was appointed CEO of the National Marine Aquarium – a position he held for over ten years and was awarded an OBE for his services to the tourism and leisure sector. He was also Non-Executive Director of Ireland’s largest house builder, Governor of the University of Plymouth, and Director/Chair of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

Nathan McLoughlin

Nathan is the founder, Managing Director and chartered town planner at consultancy firm, McLoughlin Planning, based in Cheltenham. He has over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors, overseeing a wide range of complex projects across central and southern areas, with particular expertise in strategic planning, private client work, health care and aviation. Additionally, Nathan stands as an active member of the property and construction community, being involved with Constructing Excellence Gloucestershire and the Gloucestershire Committee of the Country Landowners Association.

Ron Persaud

Ron has over 30 years’ experience in UK real estate, with 25 years in development as a principle. He has obtained planning permission for over 6,000,000 sq ft of mixed-use space including schemes in Bristol, Brighton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham. Since founding Change Real Estate in Bristol in 2013, the company has gained consents for over 650 apartments, 110,000 sq ft of commercial space, and a 236-bed hotel, bringing to life schemes like Redcliff Quarter, Redcliffe Parade and The Old Brewery in Southville.

Glayne Price

Glayne Price

Glayne is a highly respected, award-winning Chartered Architectural Technologist with over 28 years post-qualification experience at architectural and urban design studio, LHC Design. She is the Director of the Cornwall Studio based in Liskeard and is the principal point of contact for projects in the county. Glayne has significant knowledge of design in many different sectors, focussing primarily on delivery. Following a 6-year stint as Chair of South West Women in Construction, she remains in an advisory capacity on the committee. She is committed to ensuring that the construction industry is accessible for all and continues to support through advising and mentoring.

Toni Riddiford

Toni is an Associate Director, Architect and Head of the Office & Workplace sector at AJ 100 Top 10 Practice, Stride Treglown. She works nationally, leading multi-disciplinary teams on a wide range of exciting projects. Beyond this role, she was the 2023-24 Regional Chair for Women in Property South West and is a Member of the South West & South Wales British Council for Offices NextGen Committee. Toni has won several awards for her industry contributions, and was recognised as ‘South West Emerging Property Person of the Year’ in 2022.

Ajay Sharma

As Managing Director at KTA, Ajay has extensive experience across multiple sectors delivering multi award-winning designs across the UK. He has led some of the region’s significant projects including The Royal Clarence in Exeter, Exeter Chiefs Sandy Park Stadium and Hotel, and also a fantastic new multi-million pound Health and Wellbeing Centre in the heart of Plymouth, shaping the future regeneration of this deprived area. He also works closely with many schools in the South West, educating our future generations about the profession and is involved with the University of Plymouth School of Architecture. Ajay has also been influential in raising thousands of pounds for many local charitable organisations and food banks as Vice-Chair for the successful Building Forum Devon and Cornwall.

Thelma Sorensen OBE

A well-known champion of the Cornish business scene, Thelma Sorensen has a wealth of experience in the construction sector, holding the position of Regional Administration Officer for Devon and Cornwall, for the Chartered Institute of Building for many years. She is also Hon. President of the South West Women in Construction group, an organisation she is extremely passionate about, and Chairman of the Cornwall Business Partnership. She has been awarded Life Membership of, and sits on the Policy Advisory Board for the South West Business Council; and she is a Director of the Architecture Centre Devon. In 2010, Thelma was awarded an OBE for her contribution to economic regeneration in Cornwall.

Key dates for the Michelmores Property Awards 2024
Submissions open Monday 4 December 2023
Submissions close Friday 19 January 2024
Judges’ site visits take place February – March 2024
Shortlist revealed April 2024
Awards Dinner and winners revealed Thursday 27 June 2024
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