North West property stars honoured at NWPAs 2016

Excellence in the North West property sector was celebrated at the revamped NWPAs last night (20 October) during a glittering ceremony at Lutyens Crypt in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

Countryside, Abode, Redrow and Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors were among the winners at the event, which was sponsored by Forth Homes and presented by local actor, writer and comedian Neil Fitzmaurice.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception at the beginning of the evening before sitting down to a luxurious meal and the awards presentation, which was followed by live music from Phunk Phenomena.

The NWPAs 2016 took place at Lutyens Crypt

The NWPAs 2016 took place at Lutyens Crypt

Ahead of the sell-out event, a panel of esteemed judges comprising Elaine Cunningham, owner of Elaine Cunningham Design Studio; Eric Wright, partner at commercial agent Hitchcock Wright & Partners; Alastair Shepherd, director of architects Falconer Chester Hall; Leslie Martin-Wright, CEO of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce; James Glendenning, chief executive of the Greater Merseyside Learning Providers’ Federation (GMLPF) and Fiona Woodward-Kelly, owner of Woodward Kelly & Co Ltd, selected the winners across 12 categories.

Forth Homes was this year’s headline sponsor alongside category sponsors MSB Solicitors, Redrow Homes Lancashire and North West, UK Business Supplies, Bridging Finance, Yu Property Group, Countryside, Paul Crowley & Co, The Foundry Agency, PCS Law, Elliot Group and Redwing Living.

Furnish That Room and Precision Colour Printing sponsored the drinks reception.

The full list of winners is featured below, and there will also be reactions and a picture gallery from the night in the next issue of Your Move, out on 21 October.


Best Commercial Scheme

Winner: City Place, Muse Developments

Runner-up: Tower Wharf, Falconer Chester Hall

Shortlisted: Lightbox, Capital and Centric


Best Commercial Let

Winner: Exchange Flags, Brooks Bell Group – deal by Worthington Owen and Keppie Massie


Regeneration Award

Winner: New Broughton Village, Countryside

Runner-up: New Pendleton, Together Housing

Shortlisted: Tempest, Capital and Centric; Willowbrook Hospice


Best Student Landlord

Winner: Caro Student Living

Runner-up: Yu Property Group

Shortlisted: Luxor Estates


Best Affordable Home

Winner: Naylorsfield Drive, Riverside Home Ownership

Runner-up: Melling Road, Aintree, Forth Homes

Shortlisted: Crossway, Widnes, Halton Housing Trust & Denovo Design


Best New Home

Winner: The Glasson, Barrowcroft Green, Standish, Countryside

Runner-up: Grove Place, Wilmslow, PH Property Holdings

Shortlisted: The Henley at Lucas Green, Whittle Le Woods, Redrow


Show Home of the Year

Winner: Blenheim at Hartford Grange, Redrow

Runner-up: The Rufford, Barrowcroft Green, Countryside

Shortlisted: The Henley at Lucas Green, Redrow


Property Apprentice

Winner: Ben Finch, Redrow

Runner-up: Charlotte Dorricott, Block Management & Property Specialists

Shortlisted: Dominic McGovern, SAS Daniels


Best Property Law Firm

Winner: Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors

Runner-up: MSB Solicitors

Shortlisted: Kirwans Solicitors


 Commercial Property Agent of the Year

Winner: Hitchcock Wright & Partners

Runner-up: Worthington Owen


Residential Property Agency of the Year

Winner: Abode

Runner-up: Century 21

Shortlisted: Reeds Rains


 Judges’ Special Award

Winner: Willowbrook Hospice


About Author: Mark Langshaw

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