Almost 400 young professionals raised £140,000 to support people with learning disabilities and autism and families facing social, educational and mental health challenges.
Young Norwood (YN) patrons gathered at The Londoner Hotel for the event, celebrating the industry’s key achievements from the past year, the awards -evening showcased individuals across six categories.
Recognised by a panel of judges, featuring Norwood honorary life president David Ereira and trustee Gary Sacks were Daniel Elia of Singer Vielle in the ‘Commercial Agent of the Year Category’ and Great Portland Estates who won the ‘Sustainable Property Company of the Year’ award. The category reflected the carbon neutral focus of the event, as emissions were offset through Worldwide Ocean Protection Projects.
Other winners included Orly Lehmann of Knight Frank for ‘Residential Agent of the Year’, ASK Partners for ‘Financier of the Year’, Howard Kennedy LLP for ‘Real Estate Law Firm of the Year’, and Greg Manson of OakNorth Bank and Sebastian Simpson of AWOL, who were jointly recognised in the ‘One to Watch’ category.
The evening featured an auction hosted by journalist and broadcaster Olivia Wayne, with prizes including a dinner party for 10 catered by Taste by Marc Sharer, framed and signed presentation of Muhammad Ali following his victory over Sonny Lister in 1965, and drinks and sushi for 12 at the Art Flat, exhibiting images of Andy Warhol by John Kennedy.
Introducing Norwood service user Michael Kuperberg, trustee and judging panellist Gary Sacks spoke of his “proud support” for the “important” charity and the growing need for donations to facilitate “the vital difference we can make”.
His comments referred to a 2021 survey conducted by Survation which found that one in four members of the Jewish community will likely need Norwood’s services over the next few years. Describing how the charity has supported him to live his best life, Michael told attendees: “Norwood has been there for me every step of the way and has helped transform my life.”
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