The Property Management Awards
News on the Block are excited to announce that the 15th annual Property Management Awards will be taking place on 21 November 2024.  

The Property Management Awards in association with Impero Facilities, will be back on the 21st November 2024 at City Central, at the HAC and we cannot wait to celebrate all of the industry's achievements with you all.

The awards recognise excellence in the property management industry, and last year's event was the biggest to date, with over 1000 people from across the industry in attendance.

This is a special year for News on the Block as we celebrate our 21st Birthday and 15 years of the Property Management Awards!

If you want to secure your table now to get the best seats in the house at this years event, then please get in touch.

Entries are now open!
The entry deadline is Friday 30 August 2024, at 23:59.
Location
City Central at the HAC, Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4TW
Date & Time
November 21, 2024, 6:00 PM - November 21, 2024 - 12:30 AM
Categories and Criteria
2024
New Property Manager of the Year

Who should enter? Open to any individual who has been in property management for a minimum of 12 months to 3 years, and who is also on a training/development programme with the IRPM and/or recognised in-house training programme.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1- What impact have you made within your role/company? Please include references to adopting building safety within your answer. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2- Please identify specific leaseholder challenges that you have met and overcome in the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- How many units do you or your business manage? (20 word limit)
- How many formal complaints to a redress scheme have been upheld in the past 12 months? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit)
Regional Property Manager of the Year

Who should enter? All property managers outside of the 32 London boroughs

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What impact have you made within your role/company? Please include references to adopting building safety within your answer. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - Please identify specific leaseholder challenges that you have met and overcome in the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please supply at least one testimonial specifically for this entry from one of your current clients/ leaseholders. Testimonials must be dated within the last 6 months.
- How many units do you or your business manage? (20 word limit)
- How many formal complaints to a redress scheme have been upheld in the past 12 months? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit)
London Property Manager of the Year
Sponsored by adiuvo 


Who should enter: All property managers within the 32 London boroughs

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What impact have you made within your role/company? Please include references to adopting building safety within your answer. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2- Please identify specific leaseholder challenges that you have met and overcome in the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- How many units do you or your business manage? (20 word limit)
- How many formal complaints to a redress scheme have been upheld in the past 12 months? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit)
Concierge of the Year

Who should enter? Individual porters, concierge, caretakers, building and estate managers working for a building containing flats.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What impact have you made within your role/company? (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - Please identify specific leaseholder challenges that you have met and overcome in the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- How many units are managed within your building? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit) Entries must be made or supported by managing agent and/or residents association and/or individual leaseholders

London Property Management Company of the Year
Sponsored by Xtra Maintenance

Who should enter? All property management companies within the 32 London boroughs responsible for a number of blocks/units in the city.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - How has your company excelled in the past 12 months? Your response should include reference to one or more of: financial performance, market leadership, sustainability, customer focus, employee engagement. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2- How have you managed leaseholder / client needs in the past 12 months? Please include specific challenges that were met and overcome (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- How many units do you or your business manage? (20 word limit)
- How many formal complaints to a redress scheme have been upheld in the past 12 months? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit)
Regional Property Management Company of the Year (+5k units)

Who should enter? All property management companies responsible for managing portfolios of 5k+ units in several areas, please state regions

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1- How has your company excelled in the past 12 months? Your response should include reference to one or more of: financial performance, market leadership, sustainability, customer focus, employee engagement. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2- How have you managed leaseholder / client needs in the past 12 months? Please include specific challenges that were met and overcome (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- How many units do you or your business manage? (20 word limit)
- How many formal complaints to a redress scheme have been upheld in the past 12 months? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit)
Legal Services Provider

Who should enter? Entries to the category are open to any company who is a member of a recognised Professional Association in the Legal Sector - e.g. The Law Society, The Bar Council, CILEX.

 Judging Criteria:

Criteria 1 - How has your organisation excelled in providing legal services to the leasehold sector in the past 12 months? Your response should include reference to one or more of: financial performance, successful legal cases; client satisfaction, industry leadership, staff development and/or training;(up to 300 words)
Criteria 2- What strategies do you implement for debt recovery? (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- What Professional Association are you a member of?
Professional Services Provider of the Year

Who should enter? Suggested entries for this category are companies who work in the leasehold sector and provide services such as: Asset management, Accountants, Surveyors, Building Consultancy.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What has made your business stand out over the past 12 months? Include references to specialist knowledge and expertise in your field, financial performance, successful work accomplished, customer satisfaction, industry leadership, staff development and/or training. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2- Please identify specific challenges that you have met and overcome in the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
PropTech Innovation Award

Who should enter? This category is open to companies providing technology innovation to apartments and/or the residential block management sector such as: Property Management Software, Apps, Websites, Door Entry / Access Control, Maintenance, Communal / Resident Services, Sales, Rental/Lettings, Finance.

Judging Criteria
Criteria 1 - What has made your business stand out over the past 12 months? (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - How does your product help to drive the adoption of technology in the property industry? Provide examples of how your product / service has simplified or improved a process for the property industry. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
Contractor of the Year

Who should enter? This category is open to any company who supply a service to the leasehold property management industry such as: Lighting, fire protection, health & safety, energy companies, pest control, lift companies, broadband suppliers, major works contractors.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What has made your business stand out over the past 12 months? Include references to specialist knowledge and expertise in your field, financial performance, successful work accomplished, customer satisfaction, industry leadership, staff development and/or training. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - Please provide details of expertise applied to contracts/works within the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
Sustainability Award
Sponsored by EV Chargers 

Who should enter? Property Management Companies, Surveyors, Law Firms and other professionals in the property management industry that can demonstrate a positive impact on the reduction of emissions and sustainability in the block management sector.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - Please describe the innovative approaches or initiatives that your business has implemented to promote sustainability and reduce emissions within the UK block management sector. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2- How have your sustainability efforts led to measurable environmental benefits and contributed to achieving broader sustainability goals within the sector? Please provide evidence or metrics to support your claims and results.(up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
Recruitment Company of the Year

Who should enter? This category is open to all full-time or temporary recruitment companies providing staff to the property management industry including property managers, concierge, estate managers, front of house, accounts, operations and other similar roles.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What makes your recruitment business stand out from the competition? Include references for staff for development and training. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - How do you implement in-depth knowledge of recruitment practices and employment law? (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
 - Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
Boutique Property Management Company of the Year (up to 1k units)

Who should enter? All property management companies who manage portfolios of less than 1k Units


Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - How has your company excelled in the past 12 months? Your response should include reference to one or more of: financial performance, market leadership, sustainability, customer focus, employee engagement. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - How have you managed leaseholder / client needs in the past 12 months? Please include specific challenges that were met and overcome (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- How many units do you or your business manage? (20 word limit)
- How many formal complaints to a redress scheme have been upheld in the past 12 months? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit)
Scale Up Property Management Company of the Year (1-3k units)

Who should enter? All property management companies who manage portfolios with between 1-3k Units

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - How has your company excelled in the past 12 months? Your response should include reference to one or more of: financial performance, market leadership, sustainability, customer focus, employee engagement. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - How have you managed leaseholder / client needs in the past 12 months? Please include specific challenges that were met and overcome (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- How many units do you or your business manage? (20 word limit)
- How many formal complaints to a redress scheme have been upheld in the past 12 months? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit)
Growth Property Management Company of the Year (3-5k units)
Sponsored by TNA Building Services

Who should enter?  All property management companies who manage portfolios with between 3-5k Units

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - How has your company excelled in the past 12 months? Your response should include reference to one or more of: financial performance, market leadership, sustainability, customer focus, employee engagement. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - How have you managed leaseholder / client needs in the past 12 months? Please include specific challenges that were met and overcome (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
- How many units do you or your business manage? (20 word limit)
- How many formal complaints to a redress scheme have been upheld in the past 12 months? (20 word limit)
- Are you a member of a professional body, if so which one(s)? (20 word limit)
Professional of the Year  

Who should enter? Entries for this category are for individuals who work in the leasehold sector and provide services such as: Asset management, Accountancy, Insurance, Surveying, Legal Services, Building Consultancy, Health and Safety/Fire Safety.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What has made you stand out within the industry over the past 12 months? Include references to the impact you have made within your role/company. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - Please provide details of specialist knowledge and expertise in your field. Include references to expertise applied to cases/contracts and specific challenges met and overcome within the last 12 months. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
Business Development Manager of the Year

Who should enter? Entries for this category are for individual business development managers who work in the leasehold property management or build-to-rent sector including property management companies, professional services companies, contractors and other service providers.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What has made you stand out within the industry over the past 12 months? Include references to the impact you have made within your role/company. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - Please identify specific challenges that you have met and overcome in the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
Property Maintenance Company of the Year

Who should enter? This category is open to maintenance companies who supply a maintenance service in the property management industry such as: general reactive building maintenance, emergency repairs, cleaning services, building repairs and other planned maintenance.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What has made your business stand out over the past 12 months? Include references to specialist knowledge and expertise in your field, financial performance, successful work accomplished, customer satisfaction, industry leadership, staff development and/or training (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 -Please provide details of expertise applied to contracts/works within the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
Onsite Team of the Year 

Who should enter? Onsite teams for residential apartment buildings with a combination of Concierge, Estate Managers, Property Managers, Maintenance Team

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What impact has your team made within the development? Please include references to adopting building safety within your answer. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - Please identify specific leaseholder challenges that you have met and overcome in the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.

 - How many units are there in the building? 
 Entries must detail the individual team members and be supported by managing agent.
Best Build to Rent Agent of the Year  
Sponsored by Jackson Sims Recruitment

Who should enter? All Build to Rent companies.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What impact has your company made in the build to rent sector in the last 12 months? Please include references to the reduction of emissions and sustainability in your answer (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - How do you support residents living in Build to Rent developments? Please include references to adopting building safety within your answer. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
Major Works Project of the Year  

Who should enter? All companies supplying major works projects to apartment buildings

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - Why makes this project stand out from the rest? (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - What obstacles were met and overcome during the project? (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.

We have also introduced some new categories for 2024! 

If you have any questions regarding entering then please get in touch.
*New* Insurance Broker of the Year 
Sponsored by Barrett Corp & Harrington Ltd


Who should enter? Any insurance company/broker that provides insurance policies specifically aimed at the residential leasehold market.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - What has made your business stand out over the past 12 months? Include references to specialist knowledge and expertise in your field, financial performance, successful work accomplished, customer satisfaction, industry leadership, staff development and/or training. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2- Please identify specific challenges that you have met and overcome in the last 12 months (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
*New* Best Apartment Developer of the Year

Who should enter? This award is open to all apartment developers who have completed at least one apartment project within the past year.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - Please provide details of your most innovative apartment development projects completed in the past 12 months. Include references to cutting-edge design features, sustainable practices, or technological advancements incorporated. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - How do your developments enhance the overall living experience for residents? Include references to amenities, community spaces, sustainability or unique design elements. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
*New* Mixed Use Management Company of the Year  

Who should enter? Property management companies that specialise in the management of mixed-use developments, which integrate a combination of residential, commercial, retail, and/or recreational spaces within a single building or complex.

Judging Criteria
Criteria 1 - Please provide details on your company's approach to managing mixed-use developments. Include references to ensuring operational efficiency across diverse property components including tenant satisfaction, asset management, customer service, innovative strategies and/or initiatives implemented. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 -  Describe your company's commitment to sustainability in the management of mixed-use developments. Include references to initiatives related to energy efficiency, waste reduction, green building certifications, or community sustainability programs. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
*New* Lettings Agency of the Year 

Who should enter? Lettings agencies that specialise in letting apartments with a minimum of 3 branches and a minimum of 250 units under management.

Judging Criteria:
Criteria 1 - Please provide details on your company's approach to voids and rent recovery. Include references to your agency’s history, development to date, your company ethos, staff training and your plans for growth. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 2 - Please provide details on how you manage the landlords under your company and the services you provide that support them. Include references to how you get the best monthly price for your landlords and what sets you apart from your competitors. (up to 300 words)
Criteria 3 - Please provide any additional supporting information you feel will support your entry and help you to stand out from the rest.
- Please submit a minimum of 2 testimonials to support your entry. Testimonials must be dated within the past 6 months.
2023 WINNERS 
To view the list of winners for 2023. Please check out Issue 128 of News on the Block which included a special winners feature.
Judging Process
Our judging process consists of two distinct steps to ensure a thorough and fair evaluation of all entries.

Step 1: Initial Scoring
In the first step, judges will independently review and score all entries within their assigned categories. This evaluation will be based on the predefined judging criteria and any testimonials provided. Each judge is bound by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to maintain confidentiality and not discuss entries or any related information outside their judging role. To provide constructive feedback, judges will also leave comments on each entry they review. These comments can be shared with the entrants after the awards ceremony.

Step 2: Group Deliberation
After all entries have been scored, each group of judges will convene to discuss the results. In this meeting, they will review the final scores, deliberate on the entries, and decide on the shortlist and the ultimate winner for each category. The judges may also choose to bestow a highly commended award where they feel this is deserved.

This two-step process ensures that each entry is given a comprehensive and fair evaluation and that the final decisions are made with careful consideration and collaboration among the judges.

Please click here to watch a short video with some helpful tips from some of our judges when completing your entry.
Judges 2024
We are happy to announce the judging panel for 2024.

Judging Group 1

The categories that will be scored in this group are
Yashmin Mistry
partner, jpc
Yashmin Mistry is a Partner and leads JPC Law’s Property Practice Group. Yashmin is a leading expert in leasehold enfranchisement and landlord & tenant matters and is widely acknowledged as a thought leader in her field. She is influential not only as a practitioner and commentator, but increasingly as someone asked to play an active role in shaping how the law works.  Yashmin is a “Recognised Expert” in the prestigious Legal 500 guide as well as receiving recognition in the 2014 to 2018 “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Residential Sector” property guide.
Richard Berridge 
Blackbird Real Estate Advisors
Richard is founder of Build-to-Rent strategic advisory business Blackbird REA and has been part of the residential investment sector for more than 20 years. He has been involved in BTR since its inception back in 2010 and was Head of Strategy at prop tech management business Howsy, worked with Residential Land, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Apollo Global, LSL plc, , Traderisks, Cortland, Cubex Land/Fiera Real Estate,  BNP Paribas Real Estate and numerous others.  Author of “Understanding Build-to-Rent: a guide to the changing face of the private rented sector” industry research paper “Single-Family Housing: The Home of Residential Investment” and “A National Register of Rents as a Solution and an Alternative to a Landlord Register” Richard also sits on various UKAA committees and is Chair of the Single-Family Housing committee informing the UKAA Best Practice Guide. He has also held various NED roles and is currently trustee and Vice-Chair of the Grayshott & District Housing Association.
Niall McGuinness
 Niall has been working within the Property Management sector for over 25 years.
He left SHW 2yrs ago where he as an equity partner for 10 years and help grow their residential department, the business tripled in size . He returned to Ireland to assist in family business and has recently returned to London

Niall is passionate about the development of the teams he manages and delivers a personal and knowledgeable service. Not content to rest on his laurels Niall is always looking to improve by learning for the past and most importantly listening to the customers needs and focusing heavily on customer service. Extensive experience, Niall specialises in large and complex mixed use teams and is considered by many an inspiring leader.
Judging Group 2 

The categories that will be scored in this group are: 
Tracey Hartley 
Chief Operating Officer, Cortland UK
Tracey is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in residential property. After a spell in British Airways followed by eight years at the Local Government Ombudsman, Tracey eventually found her way into property spending several years working in estate agency sales and lettings in the North-east of England. In 2006 Tracey joined Grainger plc where she became Director of Residential Operations and Fund Manager of GRIP. After a decade at Grainger Tracey spent a year with Foundation Real Estate working on Build to Rent developments in the regions, four years as Head of Residential for London’s Howard de Walden Estate and a year at JLL as Head of Residential for The Crown Estate Central London Portfolio before joining Cortland in September 2022.  
Ian Fletcher 
Director of Policy (Real Estate) BPF
Ian is Director of Policy at the BPF, and focuses on the Federation’s development and housing work. He was a member of the Government’s Montague Review and is a long-term champion of the Build-to-Rent sector. He helped Government review the case for protecting client money and has been involved in the Unipol/ANUK codes since their inception, including stints chairing the Audit Panel and Committee of Management. He was a member of the Smith Institute’s Affordable Housing Commission. Ian is an Honorary Fellow of the IRPM and Fellow of the RSA.
Ian was formerly Head of Policy and Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce. He has also worked in banking and teaching, and holds professional qualifications in finance and market research. He is a married and has one seventeen-year-old son.
Jonathan Channing 
property management consultant
Jonathan is a property management consultant specialising in all matters ‘block management’. He works with RMCs and RTMs, managing agents, and talented suppliers to the industry. And to ensure he can consider issues from all angles, he is an RMC director twice over in London and Herts respectively. A fellow of the IRPM and pro-bono Honorary Consultant to the FPRA, Jonathan enjoys a helicopter view of the sector and is in a strong position to assist and guide all stakeholders in making sustainably good decisions.
Judging Group 3

The categories that will be scored in this group are as follows:
Andrew Bulmer
CEO, The Property Institute (TPI)
A Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Residential Property Management, Andrew started his residential PRS and leasehold management practice in 1995-2016, taking on the role of UK Residential Director at RICS 2013-2016, then his CEO role at the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM), the UK's leading body for residential property management professionals. He oversaw IRPM's 2022 merger with the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), becoming CEO of The Property Institute, the new professional body formed from the merger.
The Property Institute is the UK’s leading professional body for residential leasehold
and multi-family property management, representing both individual professionals and businesses alike. Andrew is passionate about raising standards across the property management sectors and encouraging property professionals to be a progressive and ethical force for good.
Bob Smytherman  
Hon Chairman, FPRA
Bob Smytherman has been a committee member of the FPRA for over 15 years and became Hon Chairman in 2008.
He is currently a director of his own residents’ association and has been since 1992, taking over as chairman in 1995 and was instrumental in removing a number of ineffective managing agents and along with his fellow RMC Directors has self-managed the Worthing estate since 2001 saving on agent’s fees, which has enabled them to spend more on the block itself.
Bob was also responsible for challenging the RMC lease with the freeholder on building insurance and as a result they are now free to purchase their own policy. Their residents’ association is formally recognised by the local authorities for consultations by West Sussex County Council and the Borough Council, as well as other public organisations and includes being a statutory consultee for Licensing and Planning applications.
Matthew Lewis
solicitor 
Consultant at Commonhold and Leasehold Experts, Director and co-founder of Leasehold Management Professionals (LMP), and Honorary Consultant for the Federation of Private Residents Associations (FPRA), Matt is embedded within the property management sector.
 
In his professional capacity, Matt principally deals with enfranchisement and leasehold management legal matters. Alongside this, Matt is particularly keen on increasing standards in our sector, through LMP and FPRA, and other speaking and writing commitments including for MBL Seminars and LexisNexis.

Judging Group 4

The categories that will be scored in this group are as follows:
Jose Vasquez
Head of Estates - East London, berkeley homes
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Benjamin Hume   
Managing Director & Property Management Surveyor, Evolve Block & Estate Management
Benjamin Hume is an accomplished property manager, industry leader & influencer, career and personal development coach and consultant in our corner of the world. From starting his own managing agent from scratch to a multi-award winning business championing best practice and high standards, through to volunteering his time with the FPRA, creating content for industry publications and technical documents, through to hosting and presenting at the LMP conferences and other national events.
Louie-Mae Gibson
estate director, knight frank promise 
Louie-Mae is an Estate Director for Knight Frank Promise, she is also Chair of the Gender Equity Board, and sits on the People Board.  She is fierce about EDI, and is a guest speaker on the same and is also keenly involved in Armed Forces Network and supporting Veterans.  Having worked in Property for 12 years, from Head of HR to Ops Director and Site based roles, she fully understands the challenges that the industry beings, as well as the believing we should celebrate those who do an outstanding job. 
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Tips for writing your awards entry
Some of our judges have shared a few helpful tips in regards to completing your entry this year, which you can watch here. We hope you find it useful.

In the meantime, if you are proud of your organisation, and keen to enter the awards but just not sure where to start, here are some additional tips to help get you started:

Point of View (POV)
Take a look at the group of judges for your category and consider your submission from their perspective. Remember that they will be reading and scoring a lot of entries, so make sure your entry stands out for the right reasons!

Allow plenty of time
Start planning as soon as you can; writing your submission in stages rather than all in one sitting is usually more effective, as this will give you ample time to think it through and ensure you are preparing it in line with the required criteria. Ask your colleagues for their input in good time too so that you can refine your key points; by doing so, your entry will be well-considered, authentic and as compelling as possible. Then give yourself at least one week before the deadline to edit and proofread your award entry, as the judges can always tell if an entrant has been rushed in their thinking and composition! Read the document aloud, check for repetition, remove unnecessary detail and pick up all the typos and errors you can. If possible, also ask one or two colleagues with ‘fresh eyes’ to check it. If someone particular in your organisation needs to approve your entry before submission, allowing plenty of time at this stage means you can also incorporate any of their feedback, which could be that crucial last piece of the puzzle!

Detail 
Read the entire entry form once you have entered the awards and before you put the proverbial pen to paper so that you can gather all the information that is required about your business in a timely fashion! Whilst it can be tempting to delay filling in some of the more mundane details until the last minute, this information can also take time to get right so don’t be caught out!

Criteria
Each category has set criteria, which must be addressed. Read these carefully and ensure that you follow them, answering each point concisely and clearly; this will give you or your organisation the very best chance of doing well in the awards.

Evidence
Provide good evidence for your claims, either within your supporting testimonials or, preferably, within the body of your entry.

No 'Copy & Paste'
If you are entering more than one category, ensure that your entry is written specifically for that category. Entries which use the same submission text across multiple categories - essentially 'copy and pasting' will be flagged and ultimately scored accordingly.

Good luck with your entry!
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