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Judges 2023

Alex Kerr

CEO, Kerr Office Group

CEO of workspace design and fit-out company, Kerr Office Group, Alex joined his father’s business in 2007, dedicating himself to the business and later securing a place on the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business programme. Passionate about sustainability, Alex is currently leading the business towards carbon neutrality.

Anna Ball

Client services director, Village Design and Creative Marketing

Anna boasts over two decades of experience in the dynamic realm of creative marketing within the property industry. With an extensive portfolio spanning the UK, Barbados, Majorca, and Poland, Anna embodies leadership, creativity and a relentless commitment to clients, helping developers carry out their visions with precision and quality.

Christiana Makariou

Development director, Goram Homes

Christiana is the development director at Goram Homes, Bristol City Council’s housing company, and is accelerating the number of homes being built in the city. Originally from Cyprus, she moved to the UK and graduated from UWE, as well as with a Masters in Planning and Property Development from Radboud University, Netherlands.

Emma Pritchett

Sales director, Gallagher

Based in Bristol, Emma has over 20 years insurance industry experience. During this time Emma has a passion for providing consultative risk and insurance solutions to clients within the Real Estate and Construction industry.  Emma is responsible for heading up sales for the Bristol area, leading a team of development executives and project managers.

Karl Brown

Commercial property partner, Clarke Willmott

Karl is Bristol born and bred and in 2014, became the first black President of the Bristol Junior Chamber. Karl is a social mobility ambassador for the Law Society of England and Wales. In November 2019 Karl founded and launched the Bristol Property Inclusion Charter to boost diversity and inclusion in the Bristol property industry/sector. Karl chairs the Bristol Property Inclusion Commission which oversees the running of the Charter.

Neil Leitch

Commercial director, Hampshire Trust Bank

Neil is a highly professional and competent director of property funding with over 30 years experience of handling major clients’ property assets within the financial sector. He holds extensive organisational, problem solving and decision-making experience as well as leadership, negotiation and communication skills when dealing with stakeholders, management and professional bodies.

Phillip Keddie

Owner, Sunshine Rentals

Phil has worked in the south west property market for over 40 years. He now advises and helps private landlords and agents to remain compliant and safe in this ever increasing legislative arena and is also a qualified mediator who specialises in resolving complex property issues.

Richard Pearce

Founder and director, TCN

Richard founded TCN in 2006 and has built it into a £100 million business with assets across some of the UK’s leading digital economies. By taking unloved buildings and regenerating them into creative workspace the business has been at the forefront of the change towards exciting, community led workspace and the sustainability trend of reusing buildings.

Tina Radka

Managing director, Airsat Construction

Tina is part of a family-run business with more than 20 years extensive experience in construction, property development and property management and a newly established real estate company where she is joint director and part of the management team. Tina is currently undertaking studies towards property mark Arla Registration.