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Selection of photos, the exterior front of the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, the reception drinks with guests in the room, selfie with iain and ian and sau, and then sau and IAIN in formal attire, with the ballroom and guests in background.

South Coast Property Awards 2023 – What a great celebration of our South Coast Businesses and People.

Sau-Wan, one of our Directors, is also on the Portsmouth Property Association Committee, and under this role she was kindly invited to attend this prestigious South Coast Property Awards 2023 at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, alongside the PPA Chair, Iain Morrison who was one of the independent judges. The awards run by The Business Magazine / Black Ox publishing, and this year’s main sponsor was Amiri.

Here is her rundown of events, and the winners of the categorises are announced below too for your interest and enjoyment.

The Hilton at the Ageas is a fantastic venue, and the event was held in the ballroom, with a champagne reception and soft drinks, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, especially with the heat of the day! There were over 36 tables of 10, so a lot of attendees.

It was fantastic to speak with local contacts, some nominees in the categories, and wishing them luck.

The event kicked off at 7pm, with Hal Cruttenden, comedian and presenter, who was a brilliant compare and his humour was cutting and sharp, and dealing with an unruly table or two, we take our hats off to you. Great welcome from Richard of the Business Magazine, and speech by the chosen charity, Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal which was moving and inspiring.

We enjoyed the starters and mains, and two thirds of the awards, it was a school night and we were unable to see the close of the awards; one had a boat to catch across the Solent, the other had some “Zzz’s” to catch. We did a Cinderella’s younger sister and departed before the desserts were brought out… very very saddened not to be able to eat what could have been delicious Sticky Toffee pudding if the starters and mains were anything to go by.


Office Consultancy – Vail Williams
Industrial/Logistics Consultancy -Lambert Smith Hampton
Commercial Landlord – Kingsbridge Estates
Property Law Firm – Lester Aldridge
Regeneration Project – West Cliff Mansions – HGP Architects
Property Agency – Merriebank Lettings & Property Services
Architectural Practice – hnw Architects
Property Deal – Lush expansion to A1 & A2 Fleets Corner (Vail Williams and Goadsby)
Housebuilder – Elivia Homes
Workplace – Lakeside North Harbour
Commercial Development – New Lane – Kingsbridge Estates
Residential Development – Harbour Place – Barratt and David Wilson Homes
Small Residential Development – Blake’s View – Elivia Homes
Fast Rising Property Business – Captiva Homes
Sustainable Development – Elivia Homes
Young Property Person – Faye Williams – Harrison Clarke
And finally the Mark Vincent Outstanding Contribution Award was given to Russell Mogridge of Vail Williams.

A fantastic way to celebrate the amazing people, places and businesses in the South Coast, and a wonderful way to connect and socialise with the great and the good, and raise funds for the chosen charity – Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal – www.hannahsappeal.org

Thank you again for the opportunity to attend, it was great representing the PPA and speaking to PPA members. It is great being on the committtee and seeing how this organisation can benefit businesses and the local community.


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