More than 400 guests gathered to reward the finest skills in Oxfordshire’s property industry when OxPropFest 2022 reached its black tie finale on Wednesday.

Fourteen trophies were handed out by Olympic rower Greg Searle (pictured second from left) at the awards evening at the OxPropFest event at Bicester Motion, UKPF’s biggest ever day of walks, talks, expo and awards.

The evening, which began with a minute’s silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth and a rousing rendition of the National Anthem, with the help of Oxford Pro Musica Singers, culminated in presentations for Property Leader of the Year and Property Team of the Year, two awards which were not on the shortlist and only revealed on the night.

Those awards went to Steven Sensecall, partner and head of planning at Carter Jonas, who was Leader of the Year,  and Nigel Tipple, representing the team at OxLEP.

Earlier two other guests were presented with the Matt Batt Awards, a special category where winners are chosen by UK Property Forums managing director Matthew Battle.

Those winners were Olivia Lane-Nott, director of Spacecraft Consulting and Dave Beesley, chief executive of Oxford Office Furniture.

He said: “The day has been an enormous effort over many months and proved a great success with so many people coming to mark the best in class of the property world in this very special county.

“It was the single biggest event we have held and the awards attracted a record number of entries so it was an amazing day of learning and awarding the brightest and most dedicated people in our industry in Oxfordshire.

“And it was fitting that guests really joined in the singing of the National Anthem with so much passion as it has been an emotional week for us all.”

A selection of winners’ photos is published below.

The full list of winners is:

Best Law Firm of the Year – sponsored by Milton Park

Winner – Mills & Reeve

Highly Commended – Blake Morgan


Best Property Advisor – sponsored by Winckworth Sherwood

Winner – VSL & Partners (now part of CBRE)

Highly Commended – Bidwells


Best Planning Advisor – sponsored by ARC

Winner – Edgars

Highly Commended – WWA


Best Architect of the Year – sponsored by Oxford Technology Park

Winner – Purcell UK

Highly Commended – Spratley & Partners


Best Contractor of the Year – sponsored by Bidwells

Winner – Beard

Highly Commended – Morgan Sindall


Best Residential – Small Scheme (Under 10 homes) – sponsored by OxLEP

Winner – 327 Woodstock Road, Oxford submitted by Adrian James Architects

Highly Commended – 75 Botley Road submitted submitted by Robin Swailes Design & Development


Best Residential Development – sponsored by DevComms

Winner – Heyford Park, Bicester, by Dorchester Living

Highly Commended – Wolvercote Mill, Oxford submitted by Savills


Best Commercial Development – sponsored by Bicester Arc

Winner – Bee House, Milton Park submitted by SRA Architects

Joint Highly Commended – OSE, The Oxford Science Park submitted by Bidwells

Joint Highly Commended – Oxford Tech Park, Oxford Airport submitted by Oxford Tech Park


Best Innovative / Sustainability Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Mills & Reeve

Winner – FarmED, Shipton-U-Wychwood submitted by Timothy Tasker Architects

Highly Commended – Vishuddha Yoga, Oxford submitted by Adrian James Architects


Project of the Year – sponsored by Savills

Winner – The Wing, Henley-on-Thames submitted by Spratley & Partners

Highly Commended – Radley College Chapel, Radley submitted by Edgars


Young Person of the Year – sponsored by Oxford North

Joint Winner – Damon Ball, A’Bear+Ball Architects

Joint Winner – Rachel Woodman, Bidwells

Joint Highly Commended – Ed Lifely, Carter Jonas

Joint Highly Commended – George Beard, MPC


Leader of the Year – sponsored by Morgan Sindall

Winner – Steven Sensecall, Partner – Head of Planning, Carter Jonas

Team of the Year


Around £6,000 was raised on the evening for Oxfordshire charity Access Sport through a game of A Question of Access Sport, masterminded by Greg Searle.

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