Propertymark Qualifications Awards
The Propertymark Qualifications’ Awards Ceremony celebrates learners and employers who have attained outstanding success in the property sector’s leading vocational qualifications. This year we're going bigger than ever before, with more awards and more opportunities for learners to celebrate all the work that goes into achieving that precious certificate.
On 1 December 2023, we announced the winners of our 11 awards and provided an opportunity for the learners and apprentices certified with Propertymark Qualifications since October 2022 to celebrate their achievements in a graduation-style ceremony.
During the ceremony, the learners in attendance were presented with a certificate on stage by our host, Phil Spencer, the founder of Move iQ.
The winners have been announcedFind out who won
Learner of the Year
The Learner of the Year is someone who has embraced learning with passion, showing commitment to applying the skills they've gained through their qualification or End Point Assessment with Propertymark Qualifications. Post achievement they could be continuing to study or making progress in their career.
New for 2023
Inspirational Individual of the Year
This special award honours the outstanding contribution of an individual to property education, training and development, with a commitment to improving and upholding professional standards. The individual will be an inspirational leader whose legacy will be felt for years to come, whose unique contribution is evidenced by notable achievements.
The Rising Star is someone that has been in the industry for less than three years and is leaving a mark on the industry by delivering tangible benefits to their employer and are seen as a future leader. They must be working towards, or have achieved, a qualification or apprenticeship with Propertymark Qualifications.
New for 2023
Professional Standards Agency of the Year
This achievement is awarded in separate categories based on the size of the agency. Each award recognises and showcases agencies that place professional standards and qualifications/apprenticeships at the heart of their business and can demonstrate excellence in the area of learning and development.
The awards honouring the learners scoring the highest marks in their examinations and assessments are:
- Academic Excellence — Lettings
Level 2 and Level 3 lettings, inventory and tenancy deposit qualifications.
- Academic Excellence — Sales and Commercial Sales
Level 2 and Level 3 residential sales & Level 3 commercial qualifications.
- Academic Excellence — Auctioneering
Level 3 chattels and real property qualifications.
- Academic Excellence — Level 4
Level 4 sales, lettings and property agency management qualifications.
- Apprentice of the Year
Achievement of the Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship after an End Point Assessment conducted by Propertymark Qualifications.
Katie Griffin (PPNAEA, MARLA, MRICS)
Owner, Sawdye & Harris
Katie is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and Past President of the National Association of Estate Agents Propertymark. Katie sat on the main Propertymark board for some 8 years and now is a board member of Propertymark Qualifications and NAEA Propertymark Regional executive for the West Country. Katie has almost thirty years of property experience across all aspects including estate agency, letting, commercial property and auctions. She runs her own multi-award winning three branch estate and letting agents in the South West.
Michael Day (FNAEA, FARLA, FRICS, MBA)
Managing Director, Integra Property Services
Michael Day is a well-known figure with over 47 years in the property industry. He is a Fellow of NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark, and also a Fellow of RICS.
Michael is the MD of Integra Property Services, having won accolades at the ESTAS, Negotiator Awards and EA Masters. He’s an industry personality and experienced judge at many property awards.
Recognised as a leading mentor and trainer in sales, management and compliance, Michael is an accredited Propertymark trainer in compliance on AML, CPR and GDPR.
Jan Hÿtch (FNAEA, FARLA, FNAVA, FRICS, MBA)
Developing and nurturing the careers of estate and letting agents through training and education is a constant theme in Jan’s working life. With a passion for improving standards in the property sector Jan launched the first ever Property Services courses to be taught in further education colleges in England, resulting in young people leaving college workplace-ready, having already gained their L2 and L3 Propertymark exams.
As a former Propertymark President, Jan has over 30 years’ experience in lettings and estate agency, most of which as an Equity Partner with Arnolds Keys LLP before launching her own consultancy in 2023.
Jan was closely involved in the creation of the Junior Estate Agency Apprenticeship, and now delivers courses on all aspects of Property Agency.
David Newnes (FNAEA, FARLA, FRICS)
CEO, National Home Move
David has over 44 years industry experience and is currently CEO of National Home Move – 63 Your Move and Reeds Rains branches, Chairman of the Agents Giving charity and a Non-Exec Director at Berkeley Inns. He was previously PLC Board Executive Director at LSL Property Services PLC with overall responsibility for its estate agency network. He was part of the MBO team, acquiring Your Move and e.surv from Aviva in 2004, the business growing by acquisition and organic expansion to list on the London Stock Exchange in 2006.
Account Director, Gallagher
Natasha Barrow has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years, specialising in products for letting and estate agents for most of this time. For the last 10 years, Natasha has worked for Gallagher Insurance, one of the largest insurance brokers in the world and has been the Account Director for Propertymark. An expert in professional indemnity, client money protection and property insurance, Natasha has insurance qualifications through the Chartered Insurance Institute and continues her CII studies towards the Diploma level.
Gallagher has been providing specialist insurance solutions to property professionals for over 25 years and is the official insurance broking partner of Propertymark providing the following insurance products and services: Professional Indemnity Insurance, Public Liability, Employers’ Liability, Office Buildings and Contents Insurance, Cyber Liability Insurance, and more...
An exclusive insurance scheme only available to Propertymark members. So why Gallagher? We have a longstanding and trusted relationship with Propertymark with unique proposition, including preferential rates on Professional Indemnity and Office Insurance for members. Alongside this, our dedicated Gallagher Propertymark assigned account management offers a wealth of knowledge and experience.