Winners revealed at inaugural Midlands Props Awards

Jonnie Irwin with Rising Star award winner, Sam Cooper and Richard Mees, CEO of Rainier Developments

The top talent of the Midlands property sector was honoured on Thursday night (28 April) at the Grand Hotel in Birmingham city centre. The inaugural Midlands Props Awards celebrated the leaders making a difference in the world of Midlands real estate and supported the work of Variety, the Children’s Charity.

The awards, hosted by TV presenter and property expert Jonnie Irwin, encompassed a wide range of categories, including Industrial Deal of the Year, Residential Project of the Year and Rising Star Award.

James Mattin of headline sponsor Bond Wolfe said: “It was a brilliant evening to celebrate the hard work and success of the stars of the property sector in the Midlands, and to support an excellent cause. We were bowled over by the standard of submissions – congratulations to the winners and nominees and thanks to all our supporters.”

The awards were sponsored by Bond Wolfe, Emmaus Consulting, Godwin Developments, Keepmoat Homes, Prosperity Developments, Rainier Developments and Strategic Land, Savills and

The Midlands Props Awards build on the success of the London Props Awards, which have been running since 1992, and have raised over £10.5 million enabling Variety, the Children’s Charity, to support children and young people throughout the UK.

Conrad Hollingsworth, Chief Executive of Variety, the Children’s Charity, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to all who supported the Midlands Props awards and enjoyed a fantastic evening in Birmingham. Please remember that your support makes a real difference to children’s lives today.”

The winners of the 2022 Midlands Props Awards are as follows:

AWARD 1: Regeneration project
Winner: MEPC for completion of phase one of Paradise in Birmingham.
Sponsor: Prosperity Wealth, presented by Prosperity Wealth investment consultant, Eudel Spence.

From left: host Jonnie Irwin, Eudel Spence and representatives of the winning team, MEPC

AWARD 2: Office deal of the year
Winner: CBRE for ARUP pre-let at Paradise in Birmingham.
Sponsor: Saville’s, presented by Saville’s Valuation Director, David Farrow.

From left: host Jonnie Irwin, Will Ventham of CBRE and award presenter, David Farrow

Award 3: Investment deal of the year
Winner: The Galliard Apsley Partnership for funding new homes for Soho Wharf
Regeneration scheme in Birmingham.
Sponsor: Godwin Developments, presented by Godwin Developments MD, Matt Chandler.

From left: host Jonnie Irwin with award presenter Matt Chandler and The Galliard Apsley Partnership team

Award 4: ESG award
Winner: Sterling Property Ventures for sustainable district heating system.
Sponsor: Keepmoat Homes, presented by Regional Managing Director of Keepmoat Homes, Charlotte Goode.

From left: host Jonnie Irwin with the Sterling Property Ventures team and award presenter, Charlotte Goode, Regional Managing Director of Keepmoat Homes

Award No 5: Industrial deal of the year 
Winner: Stoford Developments Ltd for pre-let of phase one at Stafford North Business Park in Staffordshire.
Sponsor: EMMAUS Consulting and presented by EMMAUS Consulting Director, Kieran Adair.

From left: host Jonnie Irwin with award presenter, Kieran Adair, and the Stoford Developments Ltd team

Award 6: Residential Developer of the year 
Winner: Keepmoat Homes for Spirit Quarters Development, Coventry
Sponsor: Event headline sponsor Bond Wolfe, and presented by Bond Wolfe MD, James Mattin.

From left: host Jonnie Irwin with award presenter, James Mattin (third from left), and the Keepmoat Homes team

Award 7: Rising star
Winner: Sam Cooper from Bromwich Hardy LLP
Sponsor: Rainier Developments, presented by CEO Richard Mees

From left: host Jonnie Irwin with award winner, Sam Cooper and Richard Mees, CEO of Rainier Developments