The shortlist for the prestigious Yorkshire Residential Property Awards has been announced.
It includes star performers in the sector, which has bounced back after the shock vote to leave the European Union brought uncertainty and a stock market wobble.
The shortlist in the nine categories includes Best Agency: Linley & Simpson, Morgans, Carter Jonas. Design: IconInc, Calls Architecture, Coda. Innovation: Strata, IconInc, Edward Architecture, Keepmoat Homes, Homes Group. Large Development: PJ Livesey, Watson Batty, Henry Boot, Leeds City Council and Redrow Homes. Regeneration: Keepmoat, Leeds City Council, PJ Livesey and Strata Homes. Planning: Quod, NLP, ID Planning. Small Development: Mulgrave Properties, Wharfedale Homes, Fountainhead Ventures. Housebuilder: Beal Homes, Barratt Homes, Redrow Homes. Marketing: New Home Finder, PJ Livesey, Rushbond and DS Emotion.#
The judges had a difficult task deciding on the shortlist thanks to the number of strong entries for this year’s awards.
The judges statement says: “We had double the number of entries this year, compared to last, which is indicative of the residential property revival here in Yorkshire. We were very impressed by the tremendous quality and breadth of the work that is going on in our region, and with the innovation that continues to drive the industry forward.”
The winners will be announced at the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards dinner at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, on October 13. TV presenter Jonnie Irwin, best-known for his work on “Escape to the Country” and “A Place in the Sun”, is the celebrity host for the evening. He has a degree in estate management and is a trained surveyor with a genuine passion for property.
The event is aimed at celebrating and promoting the residential property industry in Yorkshire and at raising money for Variety, the Children’s Charity.
Event organiser Charlotte Farrington, of Variety Yorkshire, says: “The response from those wanting to attend this year has been incredible and tables sold out very quickly.”
All the funds raised from the awards evening will go to help disabled, disadvantaged and deserving children in Yorkshire. Last year’s event raised £30,000 net for Variety, the Children’s Charity.
Duncan Syers, Finance Director of Town Centre Securities and Chairman of the Yorkshire committee of Variety, says: “All the money raised is spent in the region and very little goes on running costs as Variety Yorkshire is mainly run by volunteers. Some of the funds are used to pay for Sunshine coaches, which are used by schools and organisations for children with special needs. It is also used to support one-off appeals for help and to buy wheelchairs. A lot of people don’t realise that the NHS only funds just one hand-push wheelchair. For many disabled children that is not good enough. Most of the chairs we buy cost between £3,000 to £5,000 but we have paid £15,000 to £20,000 to buy specialist chairs for those with the most complex needs. The effect is life changing.” *The Yorkshire Residential Property Awards 2016 are organised by Variety, the Children’s Charity and sponsored by Bond Dickinson, Carter Jonas, Kier Living, New Hampshire Bank, Quod, The Yorkshire Post and DS Emotion with support from French PR. *For details visit yorkshire residential property awards.co.uk.