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Sewell & Gardner’s Jane Gardner judges Property Awards for Women

The Property Awards for Women

as part of the Innovative Property Show

Wembley Stadium 3rd November 2011

The Property Awards for Women 2011 presentation took place in front of a huge crowd of industry colleagues from across the country, many of them attending from further afield caught flights down to London and brought the team with them for the day.  The event was a fabulous success with Victoria Cooke hosting the ceremony with TV’s Melissa Porter and the champagne was flowing.  Wembley Stadium’s Bobby Moore Suite was a wonderful venue which just added to the amazing atmosphere on the day.  Some winners were overcome with emotion when accepting their award and it was a moment for all of us to celebrate all women working in the property industry.

Here are the talented winners:

Customer Service Award sponsored by Zoopla
Winner – Helen Oliver of PDQ Estates Ltd

PA of the Year sponsored by Zoopla
Winner – Siobhan Raybone of your Move

Women Business Owner sponsored by Alexandra Rose
Winner -Sarah Mains of Sarah Mains Residential

Outstanding Commitment to Excellence sponsored by GMG Property Services
Winner – Valerie Bannister of Your Move

Surveyor of the Year sponsored by Breeze & Wyles Solicitors
Winner –Mary- Anne Bowring of The Ringley Group

Sales Negotiator of the Year 2011 –Small Agency – sponsored by Reapit
Winner – Emma Chambers of Bradbury & Co

Sales Negotiator of the Year 2011- Medium Agency  -sponsored by Reapit
Winner – Sue Pulker of White Horse Estate Agents

Sales Negotiator of the Year 2011 – Large Agency –  sponsored by Reapit
Winner -Amy Bennett Felicity J Lord

Property Manager of the Year 2011 Small Agency sponsored by Key Agent
Joint Winners –
Elaine Grubbs of CXG Property Services
Anne Hume- Infiniti Properties

Property Manager of the Year 2011 Large Agency sponsored by Key Agent
Winner – Cath Foxwell of Your Move

Estate Agency Trainer of the Year 2011 sponsored by Zoopla
Winner – Julie Hodgson of Haart

New Homes Manager of the Year 2011 sponsored by Zoopla
Winner Juliana Gamouletskaia,

Financial Advisor of the Year 2011 sponsored by The Mortgage Advice Bureau
Winner – Lisa Berrido of The Mortgage advice Bureau

Lettings negotiator of the Year 2011 Small Agency sponsored by Zoopla
Winner Monika Szymczak of Base Property Specialists

Lettings negotiator of the Year  2011 (large agency) sponsored by Zoopla
Winner – Helen Somauroo of Your Move


Jane Gardner from Sewell & Gardner

Jane Gardner from Sewell & Gardner

Jane Gardner, from Sewell & Gardner was among the judges for the awards ceremony.  Jane says “It was an honour to be part of this brand new awards ceremony.  As a woman in this industry, I know how hard it is to juggle the demands of working in property, whilst raising a family and I can only take my hat off to the award winners.  I spoke to many of these ladies at length and I was very impressed with their levels of dedication and how they all seemed to have a huge amount of resiliance and determination to succeed within a very cut-throat competitive field.  I hope that all of the winners are delighted with this fabulous achievement because the competition for all categories was fierce and the winners stood out as pretty exceptional people! Well done to them all and especially to those who I got to know well during this process.  A very big congratulations to Victoria Cooke for her organisation of such a great ceremony.”

Jane’s fellow judges were:

Business Development Manager for LSN, global training company dealing with Barclays Wealth, Bank of America, Hertz and Honda. Clare is responsible for providing leadership and management programmes for property and legal training industries.

Bill McClintock is a well respected figure within the property market, having been involved in estate agency for over 50 years. During this time he has been Managing Director of Royal Life Estates South with a chain of 250 offices. He was also on the Main Board of Royal Life Estates from 1988-1992.  Bill is a founder director of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents and in 2003 he became the Chief Operating Officer of The Ombudsman for Estate Agents for the UK and in 2004 was appointed Chairman, a post he currently holds.


Described by The Negotiator Magazine as being a strong contender for Britain’s most successful estate agent, Peter Rollings was one of the key players in the expansion of Foxtons throughout the eighties and nineties. He left in 2005 to purchase long-established central London agents Marsh & Parsons going on to buy south-west London agency Vanstons – creating a group with 14 offices in central, south and west London with a focus on sales, lettings, property management, new homes and Investment.  Marsh & Parsons have just completed a buy out LSL, representing their largest ever acquisition, and its completion is particularly rewarding considering the current challenging market conditions for all deals


Nat founded Angels Media which was launched to help agents make the most of digital media marketing as well as being the publisher of the #1 trade title for agents; estateagenttoday.co.uk and lettingagnettoday.co.uk.
Laura Garnett won ‘Property Personality of The Year‘  in competition against other members of the West Surrey Association of Estate Agents, Surveyors and Auctioneers. This was the most coveted award of the evening and was was based on public votes.

Owner of Charlotte Taylor Training Ltd, Charlotte’s career in property stretches back to the 1990’s.  Charlotte provides all the new franchisee training for Xperience Lettings and also the sales and lettings training to new franchisee’s for HomeXperts.   In addition to this Charlotte is co-director of a small family run property development and maintenance company and a landlord and holiday cottage owner.


James initially worked with Edward Erdman in their investment department in London. James has a broad knowledge and contacts with people from all aspects of the property industry.  As well as his full time role with Urban Edge James has recently been seen on television as the resident expert of “Hot Property” and also finds time to act as Chairman for Stirling Ackroyd, a premier central London agency practice he set up in 1985, specialist in both commercial and residential markets.

Mortgage Advice Bureau CEO Peter Brodnicki founded the business in 2000 which now has over 350 advisers covering close to 700 independent estate agency branches across the UK. Peter has personally worked closely with estate agents for over 25 years which included heading the Estate Agency Network at legal & General.