British Property Federation announces Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards judging panel

19 Feb 2016

Policy area: Town centre & Retail

The British Property Federation (BPF) is delighted to announce the judging panel of its inaugural Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards, which will recognise four exceptional young professionals aged 35 and under from BPF member organisations. 

The organisation has announced today that the judging panel will comprise:

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

Bringing together a wide range of experience of the property industry, the judges will decide the four winners of the awards: Best Industry Ambassador, Best Leader, Best Customer Service and Unsung Hero. 

The winners of the awards will be announced at the BPF’s President’s Lunch on 14th April 2016. 

Melanie Leech, chief executive of the British Property Federation, commented: “The BPF membership is made up of companies which employ an enormous range of very talented individuals. While it is important to honour those at the top of the industry, and to look back at what has been achieved over the course of a career, we also want to look forward, and celebrate those who will shape the industry of the future, and in whose hands it can continue to thrive.”

Rhiannon Bury, business reporter at the Telegraph, added: “Recognising that the property industry is made up of talent of all ages is crucial to tackling the latest demands from investors, tenants and landlords as the world around us changes. I am really looking forward to celebrating the young talent that I know the sector has.”

William McKee CBE, director of Newcourt Residential, said: “I am very excited to be a part of recognising emerging talent in the industry.”

Paul Morrish, chief executive of LandAid, said: “People’s expectations of the property industry have never been higher. Be they investors, local authorities, the public, or the workforce, they’re looking for visionary, responsible and successful corporate leadership. Responding to those expectations and realising the sectors extraordinary potential for doing good business well will require outstanding individuals. We’re delighted to support the BPF’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards, and look forward to celebrating the best and the brightest emerging talent in UK property.”

Kim Worts, director of UK external affairs for RICS, said: “At RICS we welcome this timely initiative. Every day we see new challenges to what we want from the built environment – population shifts are impacting on housing and retail space, new working practices are changing the shape of the workplace – and so we need to identify and nurture the talent in the industry who will provide true leadership in the future.”


The Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards close on Wednesday 24th February 2016. 

Tickets to the President’s Lunch are available to buy on the BPF website