Stellar night at the South Coast Property Awards 2023!

The warm welcome at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, the flowing glasses of bubbly or orange juice, lively conversation and a full night of humour and awards, Iain Morrison, our Chair and Sau-Wan Lai, our social media and webmaster had a stellar night.

Thank you to The Business Magazine and Black Ox for the invitation to Iain to be one of the independent judges representing the Portsmouth Property Association, alongside the Bournemouth Property Association and Southampton Property Association. The judging was a really positive and insightful experience. We appreciated the invitation to attend the evening, and had the privilege of sharing our table with one of the category winners.

It was fantastic to see some of our PPA members attending the event, and coming to say hello to us and whilst we enjoyed the evening, we were unable to see the close of the awards; one had a boat to catch across the solent, the other had some “Zzz’s” to catch. We did a Cinderella’s younger sister and departed before the desserts were brought out… very very saddened not to be able to eat what could have been delicious Sticky Toffee pudding if the starters and mains were anything to go by.

Congratulations to the winners in the categories “…of the year”:

Office Consultancy – Vail Williams

Industrial/Logistics Consultancy -Lambert Smith Hampton

Commercial Landlord – Kingsbridge Estates

Property Law Firm – Lester Aldridge

Regeneration Project – West Cliff Mansions – HGP Architects

Property Agency – Merriebank Lettings & Property Services

Architectural Practice – hnw Architects

Property Deal – Lush expansion to A1 & A2 Fleets Corner (Vail Williams and Goadsby)

Housebuilder – Elivia Homes

Workplace – Lakeside North Harbour

Commercial Development – New Lane – Kingsbridge Estates

Residential Development – Harbour Place – Barratt and David Wilson Homes

Small Residential Development – Blake’s View – Elivia Homes

Fast Rising Property Business – Captiva Homes

Sustainable Development – Elivia Homes

Young Property Person – Faye Williams – Harrison Clarke

And finally the Mark Vincent Outstanding Contribution Award was given to Russell Mogridge of Vail Williams.

A fantastic way to celebrate the amazing people, places and businesses in the South Coast, and a wonderful way to connect and socialise with the great and the good, and raise funds for the chosen charity – Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal –

Hal Cruttenden was a brilliant compare and his humour was cutting and sharp, and dealing with an unruly table or two, we take our hats off to you.