Property Awards 2019 Shortlist Party
Earlier this month Antony Schober, BidX1 UK’s COO, and I attended the Property Awards 2019 Shortlist Party, held at the offices of international law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP. In February BidX1 UK were delighted to receive award nominations for ‘Newcomer of the Year’ and ‘Proptech Innovator of the Year’ at the forthcoming Property Awards and the Shortlist Party provided an excellent opportunity to meet with our fellow finalists.
Adrian Barlow, Head of Real Estate at Irwin Mitchell LLP, opened the event with a warm welcome followed by an introduction from Property Week’s Deputy Editor, Guy Montague Jones. Our co-sponsors congratulated everyone for gaining industry recognition and encouraged the crowd to continue with their hard work, both for personal gain and for the real estate industry as a whole.
I took the opportunity to catch up with Adrian and Guy later on in the evening and both commented on the sensational growth of BidX1 as a business within the UK and globally, with offices now in South Africa and Cyprus. There is no doubt that BidX1 - and our intention to alter the status quo of property auctions with our digital trading platform - has captured the attention of the market place. We are inspiring conversations from market commentators around how we operate, the trajectory we are on and how the flexibility of our digital platform enables expansion into a wider and higher value asset base, with the ability to trade deals that would otherwise have been sold by a traditional private process.
The evening provided an excellent networking opportunity and it was exciting to hear more from pioneers, disruptors and entrepreneurs carving out new businesses that either replace or sit alongside tried-and-tested practices from within our sector. Similarly, the evening highlighted individuals and teams who have contributed so much towards the industry: young and old, excellent professional deals and campaigns for worthwhile charitable causes.
Myself, Antony and the BidX1 UK team would like to wish all finalists the very best of luck for the Property Awards on 24th April. You can read more about the forthcoming event here.