Meet Our Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Walter Cooper is a dynamic land agency set up in 2020 with a vision to create a bespoke, client-first service to help Housing Associations, SME’s and Housebuilders grow their housing portfolios. Set up by Simon Cox and joined by Ollie Dyson and Nigel Palmer, their 40 years of expertise spans across the UK with a South-East focus, positioned to, as well as see commercial businesses advance their logistic and industrial site outreach.

Acting with flair and pragmatism, Walter Cooper’s unique approach to putting land deals together, whilst considering the interests of each party, has already produced significant success in their first two years of trading.

More than just a land agency, Walter Cooper’s passion and genuine desire to improve the environment for future generations has led them to seek active involvement in a public affairs programme to help provide solutions to the current planning quagmire and promote socio-economic growth.

Our chosen charity

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. It funds pioneering research to increase survival, raises awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provides support for everyone affected. 

The Charity’s goals are to double survival within 10 years in the UK and to halve the negative impact that brain tumours have on quality of life.

The Charity funds an extensive and diverse portfolio of research across the UK with the aim of doubling survival and reducing long term harm through improving the understanding and complexities of brain tumours, better diagnostic techniques and new treatments.

The Brain Tumour Charity offers a comprehensive support and information service for anyone who is affected, including a support and information line, Information Standard accredited fact sheets, online peer-to-peer support and a dedicated Children and Families Service.

It funds and promotes the UK-wide HeadSmart campaign, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people to make earlier diagnosis a reality. Earlier diagnosis will reduce long-term disabilities and save lives.

HeadSmart has reduced averaged diagnosis time from 9.1 weeks to 6.5 weeks.

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Affordable Housing Provider of the Year

Sponsored by SiteSales

Private Developer of the Year

Sponsored by The Media People

The Media People – Online, Offline we are your People

We love working with clients face to face, getting to understand their business and our biggest buzz, is helping to make that difference on their media campaigns

TMP specialise in creating campaigns that aren’t defined by any one media channel  or one approach. You won’t find generic templates or dashboards, our team are customer-centric, curious and trained to give clients real insight.

Our client teams are expected to have a thorough understanding of each individual business and their market. If more specialist knowledge is required our Insight Team, Sensa, and the Digital Hub, combine cutting edge technology with expert advice, to steer through an ever changing media landscape.

TMP is a Media Agency that delivers results because we are specialists not generalists.  

#MediaSpecialists #MarketLeaders #BusinessFocussed #DigitalProfessionals #ExpertMediaAdvice

Best Large Development

Sponsored by LSL Land & New Homes

LSL Land & New Homes is one of the UK’s leading new homes experts, whose service covers all stages of the development process from site acquisition, feasibility through to the disposal of land. In addition we provide tailor-made sales and marketing solutions on behalf of our growing portfolio of clients. We also specialise in, volume, Shared Ownership and Part Exchange, via our dedicated ‘Hubs’ and are able to offer new homes mortgage solutions via RSC and Mortgages First.

We work closely with local authorities, housing associations and developers, across the UK, to help them deliver their strategic objectives for 2022 & beyond. Let us help you.

Best Medium Development

Sponsored by Direction Law

Direction Law is one of the most established and largest specialist affordable housing solicitors in the country, operating nationwide from offices in London, South East, South West and the Midlands.We work with well over 100 housing associations and specialist agents across the country and completed almost 4,800 new build purchases between April 2021-March 2022.

We are a friendly, professional firm and we pride ourselves on communicating with our clients, clearly and concisely. While other firms may have conveyancers, who deal with a variety of affordable housing cases, we have taken it one stage further and have individual dedicated teams specialising in either new build shared ownership, resale sales and purchases, or new build/Help to Buy respectively: thus, ensuring greater expertise.

Our goal is to progress cases to exchange and completion as swiftly as possible, resulting in a satisfied client who has achieved their dream of homeownership with the minimum of fuss.

Best Small Development

Sponsored by INVESTA

INVESTA provides design-led interior solutions to the property industry; servicing developers, housing associations, local authorities, registered providers and agents with unrivalled service and meticulous attention to detail.

Our team is a collaboration of creative minds and property experts. We have over 40 years of knowledge within the property rental and development markets, which makes us the perfect partner to enhance your investment.

Working on the most prestigious developments across London and further afield, we pride ourselves on offering a market-leading service at affordable prices. We are the experts if you want to rent, sell or dress your property.

Every property. Every room. Every detail. Without compromise.

Sister company to Vesta Interior Design.

Best First Time Buyer Apartment

Sponsored by JLL

JLL is the UK’s leading new homes property advisor with over 25 years’ experience. As trusted professionals, we provide access to the largest range of new homes, from boutique developers to the country’s largest housebuilders.

Our team of experts works closely with developers and housing associations in bringing some of the UK’s best properties to market, from Help to Buy developments available to first time buyers to high-end schemes in Prime Central London.


Best First Time Buyer Family Home

Sponsored by Penningtons Manches Cooper

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm and is recognised as a top class provider of legal advice to the social housing sector.

We establish dedicated, long term relationships with clients which result in an innovative and commercially-aware service. Our award-winning team is valued for its commitment to high standards of customer care. We recognise that our clients’ market is constantly shifting and faces regular overhauls as the Government tries to deliver much needed new housing. We are used to advising our clients on these emerging polices; changes in the planning laws; the launch of new funding initiatives and the reversal of priorities in tenure from home ownership to affordable rent and back again.

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Best New Development in the South

Sponsored by Keaze

Brought to you by Keaze, KPro is a powerful digital software toolkit designed to streamline the sales and lettings process for both providers of affordable homes, and their customers.

As industry specialists, we understand the complexities that can arise in affordable home ownership which is why we designed our software with a range of different housing
providers. This means KPro responds to challenges you may face on a daily basis, as our software was designed by people in your industry; for your industry.

KPro can be taken on a modular basis, or as a
complete package and can easily integrate with your existing systems. Take data-driven decisions via your personalized dashboard, saving your organisation time, money and freeing up your sales and marketing teams to continue doing what they’re great at – making home-ownership dreams, a reality.

Best New Development in the North

Sponsored by Metro Finance

Metro Finance – We just love Shared Ownership!

Every month around 2500 potential buyers contact us, our goal is to help, help establish what’s affordable for the buyer, help them achieve the right mortgage. In tandem to helping ensure regulatory requirements are met for our partner Housing Associations, nearly 100 from across the UK.

In support of the sector we developed Shared Ownership affordability chatbots, staircasing chatbots and a series or portals for buyers and HA’s. All aimed at tracking and streamlining the Shared Ownership journey. Not content with current speeds, we introduced facial recognition ID checks and Open banking software to our portals, focused on making it easier for buyer and HA’s.

Can we do more? Always…working with lenders, regulators and stake holders to give Shared Ownership the positioning it deserves

Best Partnership

Sponsored by Sharratts

Sharratts are a boutique firm of senior housing Solicitors providing a professional, affordable service specifically for Affordable Housing providers and their partners.

Providing commercial and practical advice in a helpful and approachable manner, we are committed to excellence, are recognised affordable housing specialists and are acknowledged within the sector as experts in the field.

We offer advice in relation to Development site acquisitions (including joint ventures), plot sales of all tenures (together with shared ownership resales and staircasing) and have a specialist Asset Management team who can offer advice on all other types of property transaction.

Best Law Firm for Conveyancing

Sponsored by Dawson Cornwall

Best Use of Online Tools

Best Off-Plan Development

Sponsored by Leaders Romans

Successful shared ownership specialist team covering the whole country with centres in Berkshire, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Northampton. The team benefits from the additional coverage, support and resource available from the branch network that now spans over 175 locations across the UK. Working with the UKs top Housing Associations and Registered Providers to source buyers before guiding them through from registration and eligibility/affordability qualification to handing the keys over and introducing them to their new home. The in-house financial advisers specialise in shared ownership mortgages and dedicated sales progression team ensure a smoother customer journey.

Best Provider to the First Time Buyer Market

Best Show Home

Sponsored by Faust

Faust PR are a boutique, London-based PR agency with a dynamic and tenacious team that understand the world of property inside out. Clients range from volume house builders, housing associations and estate agencies to high end developers and interior designers.

What sets us apart are the long-standing relationships we form with clients, retaining many of them year after year. We understand their needs and offer an original creative strategy to every organisation we work with. We’re a strategic agency that think like journalists, forever coming up with fresh new ideas to promote new homes, through all manner of promotional channels. We are highly experienced in PR stunts, events and crisis management, alongside daily press office functions such as copywriting, social media strategy and management.

Faust consistently compete with large global agencies, delivering impactful and meaningful campaigns. Whether you are a start-up firm or well established brand, we have the knowledge, experience and passion to deliver results that exceed expectations.

Judges Unsung Star

Sponsored by Devonshires

Recognised as industry leaders, we have a deep understanding of the diverse sectors we work in. We provide forward thinking legal services to our clients, who range from some of the world’s largest multinational corporations to private individuals. We also act for a significant number of charities, Registered Providers and Regulators. We group our work into 15 Core Strengths some of which include: Housing Management; Property, Development & Regeneration; Regulators and Social Housing.
Devonshires’ Development Sales Team act on the disposal of over 2,000 units every year. Our skilled team foresee and quickly resolve legal and practical issues, ensuring that transactions proceed quickly, smoothly and on time

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