BPF announces winners of Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards

14 Apr 2016

Policy area: Town centre & Retail

The brightest young talents in the property industry were today celebrated at the British Property Federation’s (BPF) inaugural President’s Lunch, where four future stars of the industry were announced as winners of the Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards. 

The awards sought to recognise four exceptional young professionals aged 35 and under from BPF member organisations. The winners (listed below), chosen by an independent judging panel, were presented with their award by BPF President Chris Taylor and chief executive Melanie Leech. 

Best Leader
Winner: Charlie Vaughan-Lee, CEO, Student Cribs 
Highly commended: Alexis Coleman, associate - planning, Pinsent Masons 

Best Customer Service
Winner: Sam Potts, building surveying associate, Cluttons 
Highly commended: Alice Boswell, property management executive, British Land 

Best Industry Ambassador
Winner: Josh Myerson, partner, Montagu Evans
Highly commended: Alex Notay, director, Alex Notay Ltd

Unsung Hero
Winner: Matthew Sampson, senior development manager, U+I

Melanie Leech, chief executive of the British Property Federation, said: “The real estate industry is made up of many talented individuals who are committed to creating fantastic places for us to live and work, and whose drive and innovation keeps our industry moving forward. The winners of today’s awards, and those highly commended, have all gone above and beyond the call of duty in their roles, and have proved themselves to be assets to the industry. If we can continue to nurture and celebrate such talent, the future for real estate looks bright.”

Chris Taylor, President of the British Property Federation and chief executive of Hermes Real Estate, said: “I am delighted to celebrate the young talent in our industry, who will play an important part in ensuring that the built environment adapts to the challenges posed by globalisation, changing demographics, increasing urbanisation and fast-moving technological advancements. I look forward to seeing their next steps as they and their peers drive our industry and economy into the future.”


The judging panel comprised:

  • Rhiannon Bury, business reporter, Telegraph
  • William McKee CBE, director, Newcourt Residential
  • Paul Morrish, chief executive, LandAid
  • Kim Worts, director of UK external affairs, RICS