Hot Property heats up

Performances have been perfected, outfits are prepped, and the final rehearsals are taking place, which can only mean one thing: Nottingham Hot Property is finally here. To celebrate we sat down with Nick Gregory, director at long time sponsor CPMG, to discuss all things Hot Property ahead of Thursday’s event.

How many years have you been attending Hot Property?

Pretty much from the start – although I may have missed an early one! It’s always a highlight of the social calendar and this year will provide a great opportunity for the construction crowd
to get out after a trying couple of years.

It’s honestly amazing that the Hot Property team have managed to pull together a show this year – I’m sure it will be brilliant as always and I can’t wait for Thursday.

What are you most looking forward to about this year?

The opportunity to see so many friends and colleagues will make it special. We’ve been a sponsor for the past eight years but the 2019 event was particularly memorable – Liz
Cartwright and Ashley Cowdrey especially – so I can’t wait to see what performances are served up this year!

What do you think to this year’s charity – Young Lives vs Cancer?

I have been to the charity’s events in the past and the work that they do supporting families during such a traumatic time is incredible. They are a very worthy charity partner and I’m
sure that the event will raise much need funds to assist them in helping where they are most needed.

Is anyone from CPMG performing this year?

Yes, we finally have a performer – Tom Ridley-Thompson, one of our senior architects, is playing bass. I’m really proud of him as he’s not been playing that long and has committed to
performing on the big stage – very brave. I can’t wait to see his NHP debut!

How has the last year been for CPMG?

It’s been tough for everybody as we’ve never had to face such challenging circumstances – particularly as we’re a sociable bunch, so lack of opportunities to meet up has been strange.
As a business we’ve benefited from having a fantastic team and a great range of clients.

We’ve stayed very busy, and the remote working process has been a positive experience in many ways. We’ve been able to welcome people back to a fantastic new studio in the city centre and, based on the benefits that many of the team have found with home working, we are now operating a flexible working policy – so all things considered we’ve come through it really well and are in a really positive place.

CPMG is an award-winning architectural practice based in Nottingham, London, Birmingham and China with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. The practice prides itself on having a talented workforce, combining strong design skills with intent to surpass clients’ expectations through collaborative working and successful delivery.

Alongside CPMG sponsors for this year’s event include Pagabo and Pulse Consult as headline sponsors as well as CPW, Faithful+Gould, Overbury, Pick Everard, Samclo, and Shakespeare Martineu. Joining these are PR agency Cartwright Communications, design agency RizkMcCayTribe, design and print agency Ginger Root, Confetti Media Group, and the event’s media partner The Business Desk.

Tickets are now available to buy here: For more information about Hot Property, how you can become a sponsor or get on the gig
list, please visit the website or contact Max Kwan at