It’s time to book your seat at the What House? Awards 2012

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There are just 11 weeks to go until the event of the year for the UK housebuilding industry, the What House? Awards 2012 Gala Luncheon, which takes place on Friday 16th November.

What House? Awards 2012

What House? Awards 2012

The What House? Awards is recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry.

The prestigious annual event, now in its 31st year, is once again to be held in the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

This year’s event is set to be the best for a number of years, with entries up over 60% on 2011, keeping the experts that make up the panel of judges busier than ever. Awards will be given across 21 categories covering all aspects of the UK new homes industry, culminating in the most coveted award of all, that of What House? Housebuilder of the Year, the title won in 2011 by United House Developments.

Last year, over 1,000 senior figures from the industry attended the luncheon, including housebuilders themselves and executives from key suppliers to the industry. Comedy actor and writer Hugh Dennis provided the entertainment and handed out the winners’ plaques, following in the footsteps of Jimmy Carr, Dara O’Briain, Rob Brydon and many other household names.

This year’s celebrity host will be announced nearer the event.

The gala luncheon has been a mainstay of housebuilders’ diaries for many years. As well as being a glittering occasion to celebrate the best new homes in Britain, it is also a key networking event for those at the top of the industry to meet their peers together with executives from important companies in the supply chain. Many attendees make the most of the occasion by staying on at the venue after the event to entertain colleagues, clients and other contacts in the comfort of one of London’s most renowned luxury hotels.

“The What House? Awards is generally recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry,” says Keith Osborne, editor of new homes portal whathouse.co.uk. “The Awards serve not just to honour the achievements of the housebuilders, though. From a consumer perspective, they indicate to housebuyers the very best developments on the market. The winning schemes demonstrate what new homes have to offer them in terms of quality, value and style. When a buyer sees a What House? Awards flag flying above a development, or a plaque on the wall of the marketing suite, he or she can be assured that the scheme is of the highest quality.”

With demand for this year’s event set to be high, if you wish to attend you are urged to book your place as soon as possible. Tickets cost £306 (incl. VAT) or £3,672 (incl. VAT) for a table of 12. You can download a booking form here.

For more information about the What House? Awards, please contact Derek Smith on ds(at)globespanmedia(dot)com, or call 020 7324 2800.

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