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These Awards Winners Are Tomorrow’s Leaders In Real Estate

The BPF's Melanie Leech, Waltham Forest's Charlotte Morphet and Argent's David Partridge.

The British Property Federation has announced the winners of the BPF Futures Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards 2019, at a ceremony held on the Terrace Pavilion at the Houses of Parliament.

The awards are now in their fourth year and celebrate the real estate industry’s exceptional and diverse range of future leaders across a number of areas.

The 2019 winners are:

BPF Futures Community Engagement Award winner:
    •    Rebecca Bird, general manager, Capital & Regional
Highly commended: Charlotte-Daisy Leeming, head of corporate and social responsibility, Town Centre Securities
BPF Futures Diversity & Inclusion Award winner:
    •    Charlotte Morphet, principal policy planner, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Highly commended: Miroslav Gospodinov, founder, chief product officer and chief financial officer, Staykeepers
BPF Futures Promoting the Industry Award winner:
    •    Sarah Hayford, founder, The Land Collective
BPF Futures LandAid Award winner:
    •    Sarah Gunn, marketing and communications executive, TFT
Highly commended: David Cowgill, partner (commercial property), Schofield Sweeney
BPF Futures Rising Star Award winner, decided from the winners of the other four categories:
    •    Charlotte Morphet
This year’s judging panel:
    •    Ian Marcus, senior advisor, Eastdil Secured and BPF honorary life member
    •    Mike Phillips, UK editor, Bisnow
    •    Paul Morrish, chief executive, LandAid
    •    Brenda Bates, director, communications, brand and business services, U+I
    •    Lois Kay, development surveyor, Peel Environmental and BPF Futures advisory board member

“Our winners embody our aspirations for a more diverse and inclusive property sector — a goal that is not achievable without everyone’s support of and engagement in initiatives such as these awards," BPF Futures Chair and CBRE Apprentice Surveyor Harvin Chohan said.
“It’s one thing to become a more attractive career option to school leavers, but keeping the diversity of talent that already exists in our sector is a different challenge. I hope that the BPF Futures Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards serve as inspiration to those building their careers in property that the sector is committed to fostering a culture of equality, one where we all feel welcome and the opportunities for growth are endless.”
“Congratulations to this year’s winners of the BPF Futures Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards, and thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination," BPF Chief Executive Melanie Leech said. "The calibre of this year’s candidates was extremely high, and the competition has been fiercer than ever before, testament to the strength and diversity of the talent in the property sector today.

“All of our winners and nominees should be very proud, as am I, because the outstanding work you are undertaking is clearly making a significant contribution to the health of our sector and local communities across the UK. You deserve to be recognised and awarded by the sector for your commitment and success.”