OUR 2024 JUDGING PANEL
Chris Jones | Managing Partner, Space & Time
Mark Bastin | Director, Mark Bastin Associates
Lisa Westerman | Director, Lisa Westerman Consultancy (LWC)
Tony Harker | Director and Independent Housing Consultant
Marcus Wilshere | Director, The Collaborative City
Emma Maddick | Property Marketing Consultant, EMC360
Adam Crawford | Co-Head of Home Ownership, Penningtons Manches Cooper
Bernie Conroy | Director of Bernie Conroy Consulting Limited
CHRIS JONES, MANAGING PARTNER, SPACE & TIME
Chris has nearly 10 years’ marketing experience working with the UK’s top property developers and estate agents, starting at Space & Time Media in the middle of the 2008 recession. He later joined Adgenda Media International in early 2012.
He spent three years working with UK and overseas developers before returning and becoming a partner in Space & Time Media, where he currently works with clients and ambitious marketers to shape and future-proof their marketing strategy.
MARK BASTIN, DIRECTOR, MARK BASTIN ASSOCIATES
Mark has worked in property marketing for the past 30 years, starting his career in group marketing in the late 1980s with Bellway PLC. Following a three year stint client-side Mark became a founder partner in property marketing agency BDW, a role he held for six years before founding his own agency, Msquared, in 2000.
In 2006 Mark sold his business to Adventis, a marketing agency part owned by Savills, where he held the post as Managing Director until 2012. Since then Mark has worked as a partner in two other agencies – BE Creative and PJP Marketing – before striking out as an independent consultant in 2017. Mark now works for a variety of clients and specialises in marketing for the UK retirement property sector.
LISA WESTERMAN, DIRECTOR, LISA WESTERMAN CONSULTANCY (LWC)
Lisa has worked in property sales and marketing for the last 25-years, starting her career at Barratt Homes before moving to Great Places Housing Group where she established and led the affordable homes and private sales division for 20-years.
Lisa has now moved into Consultancy and for the last 4-years has run her own sales and marketing consultancy and property sales business. Lisa continues to be an ambassador for shared ownership, providing a range of professional consultancy and property sales services to the housing industry, supporting Housing Associations, Local Authorities and Developers to shape and deliver their housing programmes.
TONY HARKER, DIRECTOR AND INDEPENDENT HOUSING CONSULTANT
Tony is a Sales and Marketing professional with over 15 years property experience. He worked for Barratt Homes before moving into the affordable homes market working for regional and national Housing Associations. He was a Sales and Marketing Director forover 5 years running the sales and marketing function including market analysis and research, quality management, aftercare and customer service and leasehold services. He has also been responsible for commercial sales and lettings and PRS.
He is very well known and highly respected in the affordable homes industry for hisforward-thinking customer focused solutions. He now has his own consultancy business and is a Director at Censeo Financial, mortgage brokers specialising inaffordable home ownership.
MARCUS WILSHIRE, DIRECTOR, THE COLLABORATIVE CITY
Marcus Wilshere is an architect specialising in creating liveable neighbourhoods. He has been at the forefront of changing the way we plan and build towns and cities. As a leading figure in the UK’s urban design movement, his approach requires thinking beyond the individual building to consider how the whole place works.
His work with local communities has resulted in places that work for the people that live there, making them popular, safe and well cared for.
EMMA MADDICK, PROPERTY MARKETING CONSULTANT, EMC360
Emma is a chartered marketer with over 20 years’ marketing experience. Emma began her career in property marketing with Notting Hill Housing in 2005, where she set up its marketing team and launched its first private sales programme. Since then, she has worked as Marketing Director for L&Q, Marketing Consultant for Folio and Head of Marketing for Way of Life. Emma runs her own marketing consultancy business EMC360 and is currently working for a portfolio of clients including Red Loft.
EMC360 works with housing associations, developers and build-to-rent companies to produce and deliver their marketing strategies.
ADAM CRAWFORD, CO-HEAD OF HOME OWNERSHIP, PENNINGTONS MANCHES COOPER
Adam is a 20 years plus qualified conveyancer and has spent the majority of this time specialising in new build property and social housing. He is currently co-Head of Home Ownership at Penningtons Manches Cooper and acts for a number of housing associations, local authorities and developers in setting up new developments for sale together with a range of other conveyancing instructions including regeneration, buy backs, void disposals, right to buy etc. Adam often produces briefing notes and training to the industry on legal changes/updates and relevant topics.
BERNIE CONROY, DIRECTOR OF BERNIE CONROY CONSULTING LIMITED
Bernie has nearly 35 years of leadership in the housing sector. A chartered marketer, she established in partnership the first intermediate market one-stop shops which set the template for the Help to Buy HomeBuy agency network that was rolled out nationally. She was also pivotal in the set up and management of the national Post Sales Help to Buy Agency with English Partnerships and then Homes England.
Alongside a wealth of experience as a previous Managing Director of a GI5 housing association Bernie was also chair of the NHF Shared Ownership Advisory Panel and London home ownership group. Passionate about providing good quality new and resale homes, innovating, sector collaboration and delivering excellent customer service. She has actively participated in government review panels to improve the affordable housing offer for providers and customers to deliver improved access to more affordable good quality homes.
Since 2017, she has been providing consultancy support to housing associations and local authorities, to deliver a variety of strategic and operational sales and marketing services for the first time and later living buyer markets.