Hicks Baker entertained a number of key clients at the 5th Annual Thames Valley Property Awards held at Ascot Racecourse last month.
This popular event is now the ‘go to’ of its type in the Thames Valley and was attended by nearly 600 people including major occupiers, landlords/developers, agents, lawyers and other property professionals.
Hicks Baker, as one of the inaugural sponsors of the event, again sponsored the Development of the Year Award. Managing Director Giles Blagden presented the trophy to Slough Urban Renewal for The Curve Building in Slough, which beat off strong competition from 3 other finalists including the Thames Valley Science Park.
The event was hosted by John Inverdale, one of the country’s leading radio and television presenters, who has represented the BBC at most major sporting events over the past two decades, including seven Olympic Games – from Seoul in 1988 to the London Olympics in 2012.
The highlight of the evening was the Outstanding Contribution award to Scott Witchalls of Peter Brett Associates for his tireless work promoting the Thames Valley as a business and development location.
Other award winners included Howbery Park (Business Park of the Year), Bewley Homes (Housebuilder of the Year) and Blandy & Blandy as top property law firm.