The Challenges and Opportunities in PRS Conference and Award Ceremony took place at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London on the 29th March, which saw over 200 people from the industry attend. The night was hosted by comedian Shaun Williamson (otherwise known as Barry from Eastenders) who kept the audience entertained with his jokes, stories and singing which included a fun rendition of Neil Diamonds’ Sweet Caroline.
The evening began with a champagne drinks reception followed by a 3-course meal, live band and dancing. Presentations were given by Richard Bowser (Founder & Editor of ‘Property Investor News’) Tony Gimple (Less Tax 4 landlords) and David d’Orton-Gibson (Training for Professionals) covering topics from the latest market research, where the next opportunities lie and how best to respond to the substantial changes that landlords are facing in finance, regulation, and taxation.
There were 12 awards given out on the night and as the event sponsor, Less Tax 4 Landlords’ founding director Tony Gimple had the honour of presenting the award for Make a Difference Award to winners Ethical Lettings. We congratulate all the finalists and the winners on their success.
The winners on the night included:-
Best Services Provider in the PRS – London Property License – Richard Tacgani (www.londonpropertylicensing.co.uk)
Best Small Landlord (1 to 20 properties) – Mr Thomas Young
Best Portfolio Landlord (20+ properties) – Mr Robert Hunter
Best Letting Agent of the Year – University of Surrey Lettings (USL)-Ms Liani Mannifield (www.surrey.ac.uk/lettings)
Best Landlord of the Year for Student Housing – Azad Ayub Ltd – Mr Azad Ayub (www.azadayub.co.uk)
Green Landlord/Agent of the Year – Central Housing Group Ltd – Mr. Romesh Muthiah (www.centralhousinggroup.com)
Overall Best Landlord of the Year – Mr Sanjeev Patel
Empowering Tenants Award – Mace Housing Co-operative Ltd- Ms Felix Okene (www.macehousing.org.uk)
Make a Difference Award – Ethical Letting – Ms Georgina Rangecroft (www.ethicallettingsagency.co.uk)
Best Buy to Let Mortgage Provider – Foster Denovo – Augusta Onyiuke-Eluma (www.fosterdenovo.com)
Best Landlord Legal Services Provider – LegalforLandlords – Mr. Paul Haselden (www.legalforlandlords.co.uk)
Best Landlord Insurance Provider – Alan Boswell Insurance Group – Mr. Steve Cox (www.alanboswell.com)