Celebrity host announced for the North West PROPS Awards

Martin Bayfield on hosting duties

The inaugural North West PROPS Awards will be hosted by England and British Lions rugby legend Martin Bayfield.

Known for being one of the most sought-after and entertaining speakers and awards hosts on the circuit, the two-time Grand Slam winner will host the ceremony taking place for the first time in the North West this November.

The ceremony will offer a chance for the North West’s property professionals to celebrate the Industry sector’s outstanding achievements and successes, whilst being entertained by Martin’s rugby anecdotes, as well as tales from his experience as both a police officer and Robbie Coltrane’s body double in Harry Potter.

Nominations can now be made via the Variety website, with categories such as the Rising Star Award, Funder Award, and Agent Award up for grabs. 

The Variety North West PROPS will also include unique awards such as the Property for Purpose Award, which aims to showcase a project that is charity-based in nature and is beneficial to its stakeholders.

Lyn Staunton, development director for Variety, explained that Martin was the charity’s first choice for the North West PROPS after successfully hosting the PROPS in London for many years. 

She said: “We are so thrilled to have Martin on board.

“He has been involved with our London PROPS for over ten years now and always delivers a superb event for our guests.

“The attendees are sure to be entertained and as an accomplished charity auctioneer, Martin knows just how much the Northwest fundraising can support disabled and disadvantaged children in the region.”

Backing for the awards has also already seen some of the biggest names in property offer their support. Kingmoor Park Properties and Together are headline sponsors and Downing have pledged to be the partnership sponsor. This event aims to celebrate the property industry and help fund more wheelchairs, Sunshine Coaches, days out, and specialist equipment right here in the Northwest. 

Nominations can be up until Monday, September 25, with a shortlist being announced at the beginning of October.

Please click HERE to find out more or to make an award nomination.