Congratulations Sharon Smart NFoPP Awards' Student of the Year

Friday 20 May 2016

NFoPP Awarding Body held its annual NFoPP Awards ceremony in true style at the prestigious Banking Hall in London on Friday 13 May. The annual awards were open to anyone who achieved an NFoPP Awarding Body qualification during 2015. Could you be in the running for next year?

The evening, sponsored by MOL and hosted by Richard Rawlings, recognised outstanding achievement in qualifications across residential sales and lettings, commercial agency, auctioneering and valuation along with inventory professionals.

Each year, these awards are an opportunity for property professionals to come together to celebrate the training provided by the industry and to nurture future talent.  The Awards were split into two areas: awards made to those with the highest overall marks for each qualification alongside awards which were judged by a panel comprising former Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer, Property Industry Eye’s Nick Salmon, National Association of Estate Agents’ (NAEA) President Martyn Baum and Association of Residential Letting Agents’ (ARLA) President Peter Savage. 

Judged awards culminated in the announcement of Sharon Smart as 2016 Student of the Year, a category which recognised special achievement while overcoming adversity.

In total, 11 winners were awarded trophies.

  • Ms Trudi Netherwood - Lettings Candidate of the Year (Technical Award)
  • Mr Alexander Gallifent - Sales Candidate of the Year (Technical Award)
  • Mr Graham Merrett - Auctioneering Candidate of the Year (Technical Award)
  • Mr Ennio Castelnuovo - Commercial Candidate of the Year (Technical Award)
  • Mr James Hedington - Inventory Candidate of the Year (Technical Award)
  • Miss Amanda Wilks - Award Candidate of the Year
  • Dr Jonathan Reynolds - Certificate Candidate of the Year
  • Amy Douglas - Newcomer of the year
  • Mike Arthan, @Barbers - Employer Qualifications Ambassador of the year
  • Paige McNaughton - Rising Star
  • Sharon Smart - Student of the year

David Cox, Managing Director of ARLA commented: “It’s important to recognise those who showed commitment to their practise and who have achieved great success in their studies. This event demonstrates to consumers, policy-makers and the media that the property industry is not the Wild West which all too often it is portrayed to be. Indeed these awards clearly demonstrate the dedication that employees and employers, new entrants to the industry and those experienced hands who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills have to improving the quality and professionalism of the property industry.”

See NFoPP Awarding Body for details of all winners and runners up