Propertymark Qualifications Awards finalists announced

The annual Awards ceremony taking place soon will celebrate the very best of professional learning with a total of nine awards that learners, agents, employers, and training providers from up and down the country have been submitting nominations for.

There will also be a special commendation for someone who has worked hard to support the professionalisation of the industry and The Lifelong Achievement Award will be announced on the day.

The Awards reception will take place on the evening of Monday 6 December 2021 at Aloft London Excel where the winners will receive their accolade. They will also be celebrated at the ARLA Propertymark Conference and Exhibition on 7 December.

The Awards and finalists that will be taking the spotlight are:

Learner of the Year which recognises those that have embraced their learning with passion and shown commitment to applying their newly acquired skills in either continuing studies or an employment context.

  • Eva Ferdinando from Avery Estate Agents
  • Penelope Preston from Johnsons Property Consultants
  • Olivia Akers from X1 Lettings

Rising Star recognises learners with less than three years in the industry making their mark in the property industry; those who have delivered tangible benefits to their employer and are recognised as future leaders.

  • Becky Phelps from Johnsons Property Consultants
  • Kanying Li from Bee Property Investment
  • Puja Mehra from 99home

Employer of the Year recognises an employer or company who is supporting their employees working towards and achieving a qualification or apprenticeship assessment with Propertymark Qualifications and making lifelong learning and professional development central to their business.

  • Charlie Perdios from Anthony Pepe
  • Neil Kurz from Neil Douglas Lettings
  • Jason Watkin from Thornley Groves Estate Agents

Sales Candidate of the Year, including those that have achieved residential and commercial qualifications.

  • James Cardon from John German
  • Rebecca Law 
  • Claire Cooper from Lane and Browns

Lettings Candidate of the Year, for those that have achieved residential letting and property management qualifications.

  • Poppy Field 
  • Emma Ferguson from Pereds
  • Rupert Dickinson from Foxtons

Auctioneering Candidate of the Year for outstanding achievement on successful achievement of chattels or property auctioneering qualifications.

  • Grace Julier from Mallams
  • Melissa Kennedy from Clive Emson
  • Thomas Lowe from Clive Emson
  • Daniel O’Malley from Cottons Chartered Surveyors

With the increase in take-up of the Level 4 Qualifications and the start of Propertymark Qualifications’ Apprenticeship Assessment Service, two new Awards in 2021 will recognise the achievements of Propertymark Qualifications’ Level 4 Learners and Junior Estate Agent Apprentices.

Level 4 Candidate of the Year

  • Natalie Giles from Home Turf Lettings
  • Nathan Whitehouse from Ruskin Properties
  • Naomi Murdoch

Apprentice of the Year

  • Darcy Halliday from Leaders
  • Christopher Thurgood from Romans
  • James Bowler from Leaders

We have seen some incredible achievement and determination to succeed over what has been a challenging year for many of us, whether personal or professional.

The commitment to professional development from learners whether at the start of their careers in the sector or working as established agents and auctioneers has really shone through.

Good luck to all of our finalists and we look forward to celebrating your achievements.

Michael Smith Head of Qualifications & Regulatory Responsible Officer | Propertymark Qualifications