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Glittering Belfast Telegraph Property Awards gala highlights Northern Ireland’s outstanding performers

Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Pictured l-r: Sarah Little, Bill Wolsey, Petra Wolsey and Gail Walker. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Pictured l-r: Sarah Little, Bill Wolsey, Petra Wolsey and Gail Walker. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 17. Property Personality of the Year Ð Bill Wolsey Bill Wolsey Director of Beannchor Group Presenter: Sarah Little INM Publishing Director, NI Pictured l-r: Pamela Ballantine, Bill Wolsey, and Sarah Little. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Property Personality of the Year Ð Bill Wolsey Bill Wolsey Director of Beannchor Group with his wife Petra Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Property Personality of the Year Ð Bill Wolsey Bill Wolsey Director of Beannchor Group with his wife Petra Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 17. Property Personality of the Year Bill Wolsey Bill Wolsey Director of Beannchor Group Presenter: Sarah Little INM Publishing Director, NI Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Chris and Claire Gordon pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Craig Service, Laura Philips and Derek Wilson pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 James Burleigh, Kathryn Barry and Conor Mooney pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Aaron Dickie, Alastair Chambers, Colin White and Les McCracken pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Anna Maria McAlindon, Adrian Kerr, Fiona McFall, Alison Nesbitt, Mark Thompson and Kathryn McIvor pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Brendan Dorrian, Gerarcd McCann and Brendan Wilson pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Karen McGarvey and Pamela Ballantine pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Philip Smyth, David McIlroy, Pamela Ballantine, Thomas McIlroy, Steven Rossetto pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Ross Adams and Joanne McGillan pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Richie Lavery, Moyah Lavery and Mark McBride pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Petra and Bill Wolsey pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Colin and Jayne Logan pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Fiona Rice, Sandra McCullough, Julie Atkinson, Samantha Shannon and Naomi Traynor pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Fiona Hutchinson, Chris Millar and Sonia Millar pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Stephen Gray and John Minnis pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Colin and Jayne Logan pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Gemma McStravick, Julie McBride, Kevin Caldwell, Una Lavery, Davcid Fusco, Anne Smyth and Paddy McKarney pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Helmut Elstnar, Claire Martin, Graeme Morris, Marina McBride and Kevin Flanner pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Fergal Rooney and Colm McGurk pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Glynis Hobson, Mark Graham and Victoria Dunne pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Michael and Nicole McKervey pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Petra and Bill Wolsey pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Curtis Barrett, Heather Barrett, Brian Barrett and David Startin pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Ian Craig, Andrew Frazer and Ciaran McGivern pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Fergal Rooney and Colm McGurk pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Mary Kim Doherty, Emma Cooper and Barbara Creed pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Graham Pierce, Catherine Cooney, Celia Worthington, Alan Nappin and John Gilmartin pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Clare and John Lavery pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Clare and John Lavery pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Ian Craig, Andrew Frazer and Ciaran McGivern pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Carine Fullerton, Julie-Ann Murphy, Kelly Porter and Lynn Taylor pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Carine Fullerton, Julie-Ann Murphy, Kelly Porter and Lynn Taylor pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Templeton Robinson directors and staff pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Sarah Little, Paul McErlean and Karen McGarvey pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Mary Kim Doherty, Emma Cooper and Barbara Creed pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 James Fairley and Victor Branco pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Kevin Caldwell, Anne Smyth, Sarah Little and Mark Corry pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 The CPS team pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Shauna Hammond and Ciara Mathews pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Kevin Caldwell, Gail Walker and Anne Smyth pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Bethany Telford, Jill McCormick, Gary Adair and Sian Wells pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Shauna Hammond and Ciara Mathews pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 4. Property Deal of the Year Presenting Award: Neil Logan, Wilson Nesbitt Winner: Simon Brien Residential Highly Commended: Savills L-R Pamela Ballantine, Simon Brien and Neil Logan. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 1. Award: Commercial Fit-Out of the Year Presenting Award: Billy Wallace, Managing Partner and Chairman of WH Stephens Winner: RPP Architects Ltd Highly Commended: McCue Crafted Fit L-R Pamela Ballantine, Mark Higgins, Harry McConnell and Billy Wallace. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 2. Award: Best Interior Design of the Year Presenting Award: Mark Corry, Marketing Manager of Harry Corry Winner: Atelier Interior Design L-R Pamela Ballantine, Mark Corry, James Fairley and Victor Branco Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 2. Award: Best Interior Design of the Year Presenting Award: Mark Corry, Marketing Manager of Harry Corry Winner: Atelier Interior Design L-R Pamela Ballantine, Mark Corry, James Fairley and Victor Branco Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 The team from Hagan Homes pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Paul McErlean and Professor Alastair Adair pictured at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 3. Award: Commercial Development of the Year Presenting Award: Dawson McConkey, Partner and Head of Real Estate of Carson McDowell Winner: Karl Asset Management Highly Commended: Lacuna Developments L-R Pamela Ballantine, Aran Blackbourne, Simon Moon and Dawson McConkey. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 12. Residential Development of the Year Presenting Award: Clare Stokes, Corporate Banking Manager, First Trust Bank Winner: Lotus Homes L-R Pamela Ballantine, Samantha Shannon, Paul O'Rourke and Clare Stokes. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 7. Young Architect of the Year Presenting Award: David and Daniel McIlroy, RTU Winner: Fergal Rainey - McGurk Architects Ltd Highly Commended: Jonathan Spence - Doherty Architects L-R Pamela Ballantine, David McIlroy and Fergal Rainey. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 6. Architectural Practice of the Year (Residential) Presenting Award: Ben Turtle, Director of Savills Winner: BGA Architects Ltd L-R Pamela Ballantine, John Lavery and Ben Turtle. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 10. Best Property Marketing of the Year Presenting Award: Brian Barrett, Managing Director, Barrett Group Winner: Hagan Homes L-R Pamela Ballantine, John Toner, Jim Burke and Brian Barrett. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 9. Innovative Use of Smarthome Technology Presenting Award: James Burleigh Commercial Manager of Openreach Northern Ireland Winner: Portland 88 by Barnett Developments L-R Pamela Ballantine, Ryan Dougan, Guil Nascimento, and James Burleigh. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 8. Young Agent of the Year Presenting Award: Anna-Marie McAlinden, Director of Mills Selig Winner: Natasha Rodgers - Rodgers & Finney Highly Commended: Jordana Stoney - John Minnis Estate Agents L-R Pamela Ballantine, Anna-Marie McAlinden and Natasha Rodgers. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 15. Residential Estate Agency of the Year (Sole Branch) Presenting Award: Graeme Norris, Regional Manager, Progressive Building Society Winner: Colin Graham Residential Highly Commended: Rodgers & Finney L-R Pamela Ballantine, Graeme Norris and Colin Graham. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 14. Commercial Estate Agency of the Year Presenting Award: Mark Blair, Partner, A&L Goodbody Winner: Lisney Highly Commended: Osborne King L-R Pamela Ballantine, Declan Flynn and Mark Blair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 13. Residential Lettings Agency of the Year Presenting Award: Michael Wilson, Associate for TLT Winner: Pinpoint Property Ltd L-R Pamela Ballantine, Nicholas Brennan and Michael Wilson. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 11. Best Property Management Company Presenting Award: John McMahon, Managing Director of Keystone Law Winner: Simon Brien Residential Highly Commended: Gordon Estates Management L-R Pamela Ballantine, John McMahon, Rory Gibson and Thomas O'Doherty. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 16th November 2018 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in the Crowne Plaza, Belfast. 14. Commercial Estate Agency of the Year Presenting Award: Mark Blair, Partner, A&L Goodbody Winner: Lisney Highly Commended: Osborne King L-R Pamela Ballantine, Declan Flynn and Mark Blair. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

By Stephanie Bell

The successes of a superb year in the property industry were celebrated yesterday at the annual Belfast Telegraph Property Awards in partnership with Electric Ireland.

Outstanding achievement was toasted at a fantastic awards ceremony in Belfast's Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Local estate agents, architects, interior designers, builders and fit-out specialists were among the many industry professionals whose stellar work came under the spotlight.

Hundreds of guests were entertained by Northern Ireland's lovable housewife May McFettridge, aka John Linehan, before tucking into a sumptuous two-course lunch.

The main event, hosted by Pamela Ballantine, saw many local companies shortlisted for excellence in each of the hotly-contested categories.

Gail Walker, Editor of the Belfast Telegraph, said: "Today's event was a wonderful celebration of the property sector in Northern Ireland which can certainly look to the future with confidence.

"It's great to showcase and recognise so much creativity, entrepreneurship, enthusiasm and innovation across Northern Ireland.

"There was a real energy in the room today and I think that reflects the market in general."

Our partners this year, Electric Ireland, congratulated all the winners and those who were nominated and shortlisted.

Clare McAllister, sales and marketing manager for Electric Ireland, said: "We would like to congratulate the worthy winners from the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards.

"It was a fantastic occasion celebrating the success of those who contribute so much to a flourishing and successful property sector and we were delighted to support such prestigious awards."

A record number of entries made this year's job especially challenging for our judging panel.

Drawn from leading professional bodies within the property world, our panel is headed by Professor Alastair Adair, deputy vice-chancellor, Ulster University and includes Derek Wilson, chair of UK Finance NI Mortgage Committee and First Trust Bank; Daryl McIntosh, National Association of Estate Agents; Padraig Venney, National House Building Council; Arleen Elliott, NI Law Society; Daniel Corr, Chartered Institute of Housing; Joan McCoy, president, Royal Society of Ulster Architects; Susan Mason, acting regional director Northern Ireland, RICS and Mark Graham, CEO of Co-ownership Housing.

Professor Adair said: "The Belfast Telegraph Property Awards 2018 in partnership with Electric Ireland goes from strength-to-strength.

"This year the judging panel was delighted to see three new sponsored categories and many more entries than last year, demonstrating the huge appetite for the awards across the sector, sponsors and the general public.

"The high quality of nominations shows that people have a love affair with their built environment in which they live, work and play and the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards highlight the response of the sector to increase the quality of service and design that the public demand."

And now for the winners.

It was a superb day for RPP Architects Ltd who picked up the Commercial Fit-out Award, sponsored by WH Stephens, as well as the Best Architectural Practice Commercial Award, sponsored by Savills. McCue Crafted Fit was highly commended in the Commercial Fit-out Award category.

The Best Interior Design Award, sponsored by Harry Corry, went to Atelier Interior Design.

Karl Asset Management was presented with the Commercial Development Award sponsored by Carson McDowell with highly commended going to Lacuna Developments.

The award for Property Deal of the Year, sponsored by Wilson Nesbitt, went to Simon Brien Residential with Savills highly commended.

Best Architectural Practice Residential, sponsored by Savills was won by BGA Architects Ltd while the Young Architect Award sponsored by RTU was presented to Fergal Rainey (top left), of McGurk Architects Ltd. Jonathan Spence of Doherty Architects was highly commended.

The winner of the Young Agent of the Year, sponsored by Mills Selig, was Natasha Rodgers (below left), of Rodgers & Finney with highly commended going to Jordana Stoney of John Minnis Estate Agents.

The award for Innovative Use of Smarthome Technology, sponsored by Openreach, went to Portland 88 by Barnett Developments.

Best Property Marketing award sponsored by Barrett Group was given to Hagan Homes and the Best Property Management Company, sponsored by Keystone Law, went to Simon Brien Residential.

Gordon Estates Management was highly commended.

The award for the best Residential Development, sponsored by First Trust Bank, was given to Lotus Homes and the Residential Lettings Agency award, sponsored by TLT, went to Pinpoint Property Ltd.

The Commercial Estate Agency award, sponsored by A&L Goodbody, went to Lisney with Osborne King highly commended.

Residential Estate Agency (Sole Branch) award, sponsored by Progressive Building Society was presented to Colin Graham Residential. Highly commended in this category was Rodgers & Finney.

Residential Estate Agency (Multi Branch) award, also sponsored by Progressive Building Society, was won by John Minnis Estate Agents with Simon Brien Residential highly commended.

The award for Property Personality of the Year, sponsored by Belfast Telegraph was presented to entrepreneur Bill Wolsey who runs the five-star Merchant Hotel.

Full details of all our winners and those short-listed can be found in a special celebratory supplement in next Thursday's Belfast Telegraph.