BPF reveals Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards shortlist

12 Apr 2018

Policy area: Diversity and Inclusivity

​The British Property Federation (BPF) today announces the shortlist for its Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards 2018. The winners will be announced at the annual BPF President’s Lunch on 17 May 2018.

The awards are now in their third year and celebrate the real estate industry’s exceptional, and diverse range of, future leaders.

The 2018 shortlist is:

BPF Community Engagement Award:

  • Amelia Hunter, Strategic Designer, Studio Weave
  • Kate Nottidge, Head of Community and Legacy, Major Projects, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
  • Sophie Lau, Head of Sales & Marketing, Fizzy Enterprises LLP

BPF Innovation Award:

  • Tom O’Neill, CEO, FaultFixers
  • Ian McGuinness, Associate, Head of Geospatial, Knight Frank LLP
  • Savannah de Savary, Founder and CEO, Built-ID

BPF Collaboration Award:

  • Karen McCormick, Development Manager, U+I
  • Aimee Bessant, Marketing Account Manager for Wirral Waters, Peel Land & Property Group
  • Yordanka Yordanova, Planning Graduate, GL Hearn
  • Simon Brooksbank, Planning Out

BPF Inclusive Design Award:

  • Rosie Hervey, Project Architect, Studio Weave
  • Ben Neary, Senior Associate, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Merelina Monk, Partner, Knight Frank

BPF Rising Star Award:

  • Iain Thomson, Associate Director, Partnerships and Communications, Harworth Group Plc
  • Lorna Walker, Director, Strategic Projects, Central London Development, CBRE
  • Tom Simcock, Senior Researcher, Residential Landlords Association
  • Alex Lake, Associate Director, Capital Markets, CBRE
  • Isabelle Hease, Head of Research and Analytics, Ellandi LLP
  • Sara Deakin, Vice President - Investment Management, BlackRock
  • Leia De Guzman, Associate, Investments – Europe, Oxford Properties

All the award’s nominees have 10 years’ or less experience in real estate. This year’s judging panel comprises Madeleine McDougall, Head of Commercial Real Estate, Lloyds Banking Group; Ian Marcus, Senior Advisor, Eastdil Secured and BPF Honorary Life Member; Angela Harrowing, Deputy Director, Asset Efficiency and One Public Estate, Government Property Unit; and Helen Crane, Deputy News Editor, Property Week.

At last year’s ceremony, the BPF launched its statement of principles on diversity and inclusion, which commits the BPF to using its unique position and influence to help create a more diverse and inclusive real estate industry.

BPF statement of principles for a diverse and inclusive real estate industry:

  • The BPF believes that as the voice of the real estate industry, we have a role to play in fostering an environment that promotes a culture of equality and inclusion and which attracts the broadest range of talent from all parts of society.
  • We will use our voice to influence change, and to support our members in sharing best practice across our sector.
  • We will lend our voice to those currently under-represented to achieve greater diversity and inclusion within the industry.

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation comments:

“Congratulations to everyone shortlisted to win one of our Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards, and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination. The competition this year was more intense than ever, demonstrating again the wealth of talent moving up the ranks of our industry. Identifying real estate’s outstanding contribution to people’s everyday lives across the UK, and nurturing the talent currently driving this and who will eventually lead this, is key to ensuring the industry can continue to thrive. We hope the awards serve to inspire others to reach their full potential, and to challenge businesses to recognise that diversity and inclusivity is critical to their future health and sustainability.”