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Property winners announced

Several Bondholders were winners at last week’s East Midlands Property awards 2019, celebrating deals and developments over the past year.

The awards were announced last week at a prestigious event held at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, with Marketing Derby sponsoring the pre-dinner drinks reception.

Maya Yates, Inward Investment Executive for Marketing Derby said "It was a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful evening celebrating successes with the East Midlands property sector. Our Bondholders made us proud, winning in a number of categories, but a special mention goes to our former Chairman Mike Copestake for his incredibly well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award."

Bondholders amongst the winners on the night were:

Client Advisor of the Year
Winner: Smith Partnership, for their work on bringing together numerous funding sources, including their work on Derby Museums' new Museum of Making
Highly Commended: Gleeds

Agent of the Year
Winner: FHP

Construction Project of the Year
Winner: Waterside Campus, University of Northampton (Mace Group, Turner & Townsend, Moses Cameron Williams Architects, CPMG Architects, Bowmer+Kirkland, Kier, VolkerFitzpatrick, Vital Energi, Hydrock)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Mike Copestake, Freeths

Katie Delve from Marketing Derby adds "Congratulations to our Bondholders who won awards this year. This event recognises the talent in the East Midlands property sector and is always a fantastic opportunity to celebrate some of the highlights of the year.”


To deepest, darkest Peru

Bondholder TecInteractive has recently won a contract to supply two interactive conference room systems to Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru.

TecInteractive were asked to assist by fellow bondholder Turner & Townsend.

Turner & Townsend are assisting Lima Airport Partners (LAP) with the digital set up of their Airport Delivery Programme (ADP); this is a 6 year programme that will see the airport expand with a 2nd runway and supporting infrastructure. The client will deliver the programme in a  collaborative working method by utilising Building information Modelling (BIM).  BIM is a process where the client and its supply chain communicate and collaborate around a data rich, 3D model of the asset that is being designed and built.
This is a new way of working in South America and the skills to help do this don’t exist in the country; they are reliant on experts in the UK.  The design team is outside South America in the USA and Spain.  Communication around the design needs to happen in real time and the 3D model needs to be seen by the entire team.

Tom Bamford of TecInteractive said “We provided pre-sales technical support and supplied two 75” Interactive SMART screens with video conferencing cameras, microphones and speakers, plus meeting room booking touch panels which integrate with Outlook so the client can manage bookings more effectively.  The equipment was shipped to Lima as a complete door-to-door service, including customs clearance using an agent.”

“We have been trying to localise our customer base and work with more clients in the East Midlands area, so we were delighted to get an opportunity in from South America!”

State of the Economy Conference 2017


Bondholder East Midlands Chamber is hosting its annual State of the Economy Conference at fellow Bondholder Rolls-Royce next month. 

Bringing together business leaders from across the East Midlands, this is the only conference that focuses on the economic performance and prospects for the region.

Through a series of keynote speakers and expert panels, the conference will examine the latest research and projections for the regional and national economy following the UK's landmark decision to leave the European Union.

Speakers include:

For more information, or to book your place, please click here

Bondholders Win Big at Property Dinner

The Insider East Midlands Property Dinner took place last week, celebrating the strength of the region's property and construction sectors. 

A number of Bondholders walked away as winners, including Derby City Council, Compendium Living, Turner & Townsend, Ian Hodgkison, 3aaaProsperity Capital Partners and the University of Derby.

Derby City Council won the Design Excellence Award for the iHub at Infinity Park Derby. 

Judges were impressed that the finished project stuck almost completely to the original concept, including a number of quite complex elements. This was a testament to the strength of the design.

Compendium Living's Castleward scheme won the Regeneration and Restoration Project of the Year Award. 

The judges stated that the mixed-use scheme has been a catalyst for the regeneration of a key site between the railway station and city centre. Buildings which have stood empty for years have now been snapped up by investors who have bought into the vision Castleward represents.

Turner & Townsend walked away with the Client Adviser of the Year Award. 

Judges said Turner & Townsend add value from the beginning to end of the projects they're involved in. They offer a true advisory role to ensure the client is consistently updated and reassured at all stages.

National Construction Academy, run by Bondholders Ian Hodgkinson and 3aaa,  was awarded Skills and Apprenticeship Scheme accolade. 

Judges congratulated Ian for doing something about the skills shortage, including taking his message to Westminster. 

Cathedral Court, a student accommodation scheme involving Bondholders Prosperity Capital Partners and the University of Derby, walked away with the highly coveted Property Deal of the Year Award.

The judges stated that this scheme was an innovative solution to a long-standing problem; a building earmarked for office use where there was no demand for it. Prosperity Capital successfully negotiated some tricky hurdles to turn into student accommodation, including a problematic section 106 agreement and ended up attracting institutional investor Aviva. This clever deal has made the city more attractive to both investors and students. 

Presidential Election at Chamber

Bondholder East Midlands Chamber announced Geoff Poyzer as its President for 2016/17 at their annual general meeting held last week at Bondholder iPro Stadium.

Geoff is Managing Director for the Highways Division at North Midland Construction PLC, and has been a member of the Chamber Board since October 2008.

Geoff Poyzer said: “It is an honour and privilege to be elected President of the biggest business-representative body in the Midlands and one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the country.”

The new Chamber President has four areas on which he wants to focus – Brexit; the difference between management and leadership; helping business to keep pace with the rapidly changing world of technology; and promoting the ‘great’ East Midlands as a great place to live and work. He also intends to support the Midlands Engine for Growth and Midlands Connect.

Also at the event, six local business were presented with their British Chambers of Commerce Regional Awards for 2016, including Bondholders Purpose Media – High Growth Business of the Year, and HUUB Design – Business of the Year.

The AGM was followed by the Chamber’s State of the Economy Conference which explored the impact on business of Brexit.

With an audience of business leaders from across the region, key speakers and panellists at the event included MPs Nicky Morgan (Loughborough) and Chris Leslie (Nottingham East), and Bondholders Garry Mowbray - Director of Finance at Bombardier Transportation, Nick Freeman – Assistant General Manager of Corporate Planning and External Affairs at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK), Barry Naisbitt – Chief Economist for Santander and Mark Deakin – Regional Strategic Director at Turner & Townsend.

East Midlands Chamber - State of the Economy Conference 2016

Tomorrow at the iPro Stadium, Bondholder East Midlands Chamber will be holding their annual State of the Economy Conference. 

The conference will bring together business leaders across the East Midlands, focusing on the economic performance and prospects for the region.

Through a series of keynotes and expert panels, the conference examines the latest research and projections for the regional and national economy following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

In addition to looking at ways uncertainty can be overcome, it will consider the key opportunities that exist for East Midlands businesses and the policy levers that will help support them being realised.

With an audience of business leaders from across the region, key speakers and panellists at the event will include Nicky Morgan - MP for Loughborough and Lilian Greenwood - MP for Nottingham South, who will offer a political perspective.

The economic landscape will be discussed by Patrick McGee - Chief Operating Officer at the British Business Bank, Ryan Bourne - Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Emma Titmus – of Primary Markets at the London Stock Exchange Group, Jochen Schnadt - Chief Commercial Officer at bmi regional and Mark Williams - Business Development Director at Van Elle.

A second discussion group under the heading of Shaping a Great Future - Envisaging a Successful East Midlands Economy Post-Brexit, will include Garry Mowbray - Director of Finance at Bombardier Transportation, Nick Freeman – Assistant General Manager of Corporate Planning and External Affairs at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK), John Bowater - Chief Finance Officer & Deputy Chief Executive at Aggregate Industries and Bill McElroy - UK MD Advisory at Turner & Townsend.

For more information, and to book your place, click here.