Welcome to CamPropFest + Eastern Echo Awards

30th June 2022

For too long there has not been an awards event that celebrates all property sectors across the East of England.

On 30th June, we’ll Walk, Talk, Exhibit and celebrate the giving of Awards.

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Celebrating the value of property across the East of England

EXPO

Exhibitors can showcase their services and products in an environment guaranteed to generate business development opportunities in the East of England.

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WALKS

See Cambridge at street level and view the changing architectural vernacular as it strives to become one of the most innovative and progressive Cities in northern Europe.

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TALKS

Listen to the people making the decisions on the future of Cambridgeshire and be challenged by speakers with different views and approaches to the many issues driving the region.

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AWARDS

Celebrating success is essential and the giving of awards is a simple but effective way of saying, well done and across the East of England, there is much to celebrate.

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Partners

If you’d like to become one in 2022 please contact us 0203 478 7340 or  info@ukpropertyforums.com

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2022 Eastern Echo Award Judges

Matthew Battle

Matthew Battle

UK Property Forums

Emma Drake

Emma Drake

Henbe Communications

Nicholas Bewes

Nicholas Bewes

Land Aid

Mark Dujardin

Mark Dujardin

Horta Properties

John Blair

John Blair

Saunders Boston Architects

Rob Harris

Rob Harris

Ramidus Consulting

Seb Conway-Jarrett

Seb Conway-Jarrett

UK Property Forums

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Handelsbanken

Potential speakers, panellists, and partners – To be confirmed!

Rob Allaway

Rob Allaway

DevComms

Rob Hopwood

Rob Hopwood

Bidwells

Jane Paterson-Todd

Jane Paterson-Todd

Cambridge Ahead

Matthew Battle

Matthew Battle

UK Property Forums

Vincenzo Maggio

Vincenzo Maggio

Mills & Reeve

William Rooke

William Rooke

Carter Jonas

Roz Bird

Roz Bird

Norwich Research Park

Richard O'Boyle

Richard O'Boyle

We Are Pioneer Group

Nic Rumsey

Nic Rumsey

Jaynic

Mark Charlton

Mark Charlton

Didobi

James Palmer

James Palmer

The Eastern Powerhouse

Goldie Sayers

Goldie Sayers

Athlete Property Investment

2022 AWARD DETAILS – When, Where and What?

Photos are graphics of the New Dining Hall, Homerton College in Cambridge (Designed by Feilden Fowles Architects)

Awards Format

The Eastern Echo Awards is targeted at projects, people, and places that are located across the East of England and will be judged by a panel with extensive experience and knowledge. For the sake of clarity, this covers the property sectors (office, industrial, retail, science and residential) located in the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The Judges will be looking for submissions that cover the 12 months in 2021 but can cover a wider time frame if the gestation period has been over longer than 12 months. All submissions must also reflect the local market with a nod towards the vernacular of the East of England. Where possible site visits from the Judges will take place but this may not always be possible – note that full a list of the Terms & Conditions as listed on the individual submission forms.

Diary Dates

  • February 2022 Awards Programme officially opens!
  • Friday, 13th May Awards submission deadline
  • Friday, 20th May Judges meeting 
  • Monday, 23rd May Short List announced
  • Thursday, 30th June The Eastern Echo Awards at Homerton College

Venue Format

Walks + Talks + Expo + Eastern Echo Awards + Dinner @ Homerton College, Cambridge CB2 8PH

Award for Best Law Firm (or Deal of the Year)

Sponsored by:

About this award:
This award will identify law firms operating in the built environment, construction and real estate sectors who can demonstrate that they have been active in the East of England marketplace, closing deals, creating new business opportunities and have matched their business plan objectives during the past 12 months. Alternative measures could include investment in sustainable approaches to business or the adoption of strategies to encourage growth and loyalty from clients. Using references from clients and other supporting evidence, all submissions will need to reflect the scope and depth of your successes in the East of England and have showcased their sustainable credentials to the judges.

Award for Best Property Agent

Sponsored by: 

About this award:
This prestigious award will identify the company (nominees will work across the East of England and will be a property advisor, agent, consultant working in one or more of the following sectors – office, industrial, retail or housing – who can demonstrate that they have been active in the East of England marketplace. Evidence could include the number of deals closed, projects completed, creation of new business opportunities and how they have met their business plan objectives during the 12 months of 2021. Alternative measures could include investment in sustainable approaches to business or the adoption of creative ways which encourage growth and loyalty amongst employees. References from clients and other supporting evidence would also help the Judges.

Award for Best Planning Advisor

Sponsored by: 

About this award:
Planning activity across the East of England continues at historic high levels. As new developments come on stream and get promoted, private and public sector clients are increasingly turning to planning consultants for advice and guidance. Planning consultants need to demonstrate in their submissions a clear strategy to answer the brief, a logical process to achieve planning permission and feedback from their client post submission. Alternative measures could include investment in sustainable approaches to business or the adoption of creative ways which encourage growth and loyalty.

Award for Best Architect

Sponsored by: 

About this award:
Good architecture in the built environment has never had such a high profile. Heighted by client expectations and the rigours of the planning process, Architects have to absorb these many challenges and produce buildings which reflect the local vernacular. Judges will be looking for architects who can demonstrate track record in the County / Region and an empathy with local planners, delivering successful projects. (Note – companies do not have to have an office in the County / Region).

Award for Best Contractor

Sponsored by:

About this award:
Construction companies (New Build, Trad and D&B) are also very busy across the region delivering new houses, commercial, industrial and retail projects. This award recognises all types and sizes of contractors with both large and small turnover working across the East of England region. Judges will be looking for evidence of successfully completed projects over the past 12 months, positive feedback from your clients, consultants and their supply chain partners to achieve successful project outcomes on projects in the region. Attaching references from clients and other supporting evidence will always help the judges in their deliberations.

SUBMIT ENTRY

Award for Best Commercial Development

Sponsored by:

About this award:
Office and industrial development activity across the whole of the East of England has been strong. This award encourages submissions from development teams who have been involved with new Industrial, science (laboratories) and office development activity across the whole of the East of England has been strong for many years. This award encourages submissions from developers and their teams who have been involved with new projects in one of these sectors and can demonstrate that the buildings have matched the clients brief and are part of the Local Plan to generate new income for the East of England. Attaching references from clients and other supporting evidence, such as the sustainable credentials for the project, will help the judges in their deliberations.

Award for Best Residential Developer

Sponsored by:   

About this award:
New housing is an important part of the East of England’s vision for growth. This award recognises a housing developer ( featuring their major developments) who manages to achieve the proverbial holy grail of matching the needs of the planners, the local community and help to fulfill the needs of the East of England housing plans. Submissions need to showcase an approach to quality design, placemaking, materials procurement process and most importantly, the positive environmental credentials of the project. To be accepted, the project must have been completed or a section have been finished in 2021 and can also include designs for Garden Towns and Urban Villages.

Award for Project of the Year

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About this award:
A special award for a special project. Entries for this award will showcase the East of England’s finest new quality buildings which answer the client’s brief, and which become inspirational for the users and the wider community. Alternatively, it could include a new build project which has been constructed to a high-level of finish, design and procurement. Entries can come from across all sectors including the educational and retail sectors, which have both been past winners of this award. At the discretion of the judges, entries may also be submitted from other categories for this award.

Award for Young Property Person of the Year

Sponsored by: 

About this award:
A celebration of a person under 35 years of age, who has showed leadership and is an inspiration to others around them. Submissions need to demonstrate, not only how the individual has become an integral part of the business, but also how they have shown responsibility beyond their age. Examples of successful project delivery may include evidence of success from their ‘clients’ in the form of references and case studies. This could include graduates, apprentices and junior members of the team who have recently joined the company.

Award for Property Leader / Team of the Year

Sponsored by:  

About this award:
Nominations are encouraged from across the property sector from individual, or teams, who have been integral to the success of the East of England property market over a period of time and have not just been a one-hit wonder, so to speak. They must be able to demonstrate not only personal success in their business but also show evidence of helping to fulfil the goals and aspirations of their colleagues. When submitting a Team for the award, we will be looking for a team effort beyond the call of the normal working day, especially relevant over the past difficult 12 months. For this award, a list of submissions will be submitted to the Judges and the winner will be announced on the evening by the Chair of the Judges.

EXPO

Exhibitors can showcase their services and products in an environment guaranteed to generate business development opportunities. We are keen to encourage a pop-up exhibition in the networking area and packages that allow you to bring colleagues as part of the package for the Walks, Talks and Awards.

WALKS

Please note that the Walk is optional for all delegates however we cannot discount the tickets if you decide to not join the Walk. Additional information at info@ukpropertyforums.com and ask us for more details on the packages available. The  tour are subject to change depending on demand.

 

10.00am - CamPropFest Walk

We now have the Walks sorted! Following conversations with our partners Bidwells and Carter Jonas we now have a route designed to reflect the conference contents of Life Science and the growth of this sector in Cambridgeshire.  We have booked a 25-seater min-van to take delegates (first come, first served) on the Walks with representatives from the respective companies on board and also at the venues organised to help explain the various developments. 

CB1 with Brookgate includes the regeneration of the Station Road area of Cambridge and the development of a more sustainable, safer and healthier community approach to living. The development is well advanced and when finished, it will be home to state-of-the-art workplaces, desirable housing, and retail and recreational facilities for residents, workers, and visitors. It also includes the restoration of listed buildings.

https://www.cb1cambridge.co.uk/

Unity Campus with the Howard Group

An exciting new urban innovation district in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside where entrepreneurs from around the world work, innovate, collaborate, exchange ideas and have fun. Unity Campus is entirely different to the conventional out-of-town research parks in the Cambridge area. By merging the old and the new, the traditional and modern, urban and rural, business and social, members of Unity Campus enjoy a unique working environment.

https://www.unitycampus.co.uk/

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is located at the heart of UK’s and Europe’s leading life sciences cluster and is located to the south of Cambridge. It is a vibrant, international healthcare community and a global leader in medical science, research, education, and patient care. By locating world-leading academic and industry scientists on the same site as the teaching hospitals of the University of Cambridge, the campus is creating the optimum environment for the rapid and effective translation of research into routine clinical practice.

https://cambridge-biomedical.com/

 

Note: Delegate must purchase ticket for Walks+Talks to go on this tour, numbers are restricted – registration required and all Walks are subject to change depending on demand.

TALKS

We have availability at CamPropFest in the Talks section for 100 people. Please also note that the Walks are optional for all delegates however we cannot discount the tickets if you do not join the Walks.

  • All Sessions are subject to change *
12.00pm - 1.30pm : LUNCH

Opportunity to see the Expo area and network with fellow delegates.

1.30pm - 2.00pm : TALK ONE - Life Sciences Real Estate

Welcome to the Life Sciences Real Estate – What you need to know to succeed!
Matthew Battle, Managing Director, UK Property Forums

 

CHAIR
Rob Allaway, Managing Director, DevComms

PANEL + SPEAKERS
Mark Charlton, Consultant – Life Sciences Real Estate and Associate, Real Estate Research, Didobi
Mayer Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Park

2.00pm - 2.45pm : TALK TWO - Regional Fix

What are the opportunities across the Eastern of England for the growth of Life Science real estate sector and how can the network life science communities based across the region connect to create growth?

CHAIR
William Rooke, Partner, Carter Jonas

PANEL + SPEAKERS
Roz Bird, CEO, Norwich Research Park
Nic Rumsey, Managing Director, Jaynic
James Palmer, Chairman, Eastern Powerhouse

2.45pm - 3.30pm : TALK THREE - Scaling up in the post-pandemic era without downgrading our quality of life

Demand for Cambridge commercial space is rocketing but there is currently close to zero available. How do we create and plan for the almost 2m sq ft of offices and labs we need to keep our fast expanding innovation companies here – whilst creating inclusive and mixed spaces?

CHAIR
Rob Hopwood, Partner – Planning, Bidwells

PANEL + SPEAKERS
Jane Paterson-Todd, Chief Executive, Cambridge Ahead
Jamie Clyde, Director, Southern Region and Innovation Services, Bruntwood SciTech
Doug Higgins, Project Director, Socius

3.30pm - 4.15pm : TALK FOUR - Attracting and retaining Skills in the Life Science Market

CHAIR
Vincenzo Maggio, Head of Real Estate – Life Sciences, Mills & Reeve

PANEL + SPEAKERS
Helen Armes, Chief Operating Office, BioFaze
Jonathan Green, Chief Operating Officer, Iontas

4.15pm : Summary Session

Wrap Up Session: Lessons from the Day and get ready for CamPropFest 2022 Drinks Reception!

Matthew Battle, Managing Director, UK Property Forums
William Rooke, Partner, Carter Jonas
Rob Hopwood, Partner – Planning, Bidwells
Vincenzo Maggio, Head of Real Estate – Life Sciences, Mills + Reeve

AWARDS

The Eastern Echo Awards is a Black Tie Dinner and will be held at Homerton College in Cambridge. The venue seats 250 people for the dinner and we are now taking bookings.  The cost of each Awards ticket includes a reception drink, three-course meal + coffee, a limited amount of wine and of course access to the Student Bar afterwards for the de-brief of the awards!

 

18:15 - Champagne Reception

Sponsored by:  TBC

An excellent opportunity to meet fellow guests, potential award winners with a welcome drink and start to feel the atmosphere for the awards evening on the Terrace of Homerton College

19:15 - Eastern Echo Awards & Dinner

For the Eastern Echo Awards, our moderator (TBA) will present the awards to the winning companies and individuals.

Music will include a choral introduction for guests as they arrive for the Awards Evening. We are also looking at having some additional music in the College Bar for the afterparty. More to follow on this idea in due course.

 
 
 
 
22:00 - Homerton College Student Bar
 
Why not join us for a celebration!
 
 
 
23:00 - Close and Carriages
Carriages await as the event closes.
Bed and Breakfast at Homerton College

Book direct via their website for a single/double ensuite room. Use event code KX60836

The Location – Walks/Talks/Expo + Awards/Dinner

Homerton College
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 8PH