Showhome Awards Announces Judging Panel

Showhome Awards is proud to announce its distinguished panel of judges for this year’s awards. This selection of judges underscores the event’s commitment to sustainability, diversity, and innovation in the housebuilding sector. 

The panel boasts a lineup of eminent professionals known for their significant contributions and influence in the housebuilding industry. Among them are industry veterans, thought leaders, and pioneers in various domains of the construction industry, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the judging process. 

This year, the awards are excited to highlight the diversity of its panel, reflecting a broad spectrum of specialities and backgrounds, providing a holistic view of the UK new build housing landscape. 

Head Judge Rebecca Spayne, Managing Editor of Showhome Magazine is joined by Showhome Editor Joseph Clarke and renowned names who bring a comprehensive understanding of market trends and a variety of perspectives including: Caroline Gumble, CEO, CIOB; Jennifer Winyard BA (Hons) MSc MRICS MRTPI, National Chair of Women in Property and Senior Strategic Land Manager, Barratt Yorkshire West; Simon Vernon-Harcourt, Design & Planning Director, City & Country; Victoria Michell, Marketing Director of LSL Land & New Homes; Tom McConkey, Head of Partnerships for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity; James Bush, New Homes Customer Care.  

Showhome Awards is keen on setting a benchmark for the industry, emphasising the importance of recognising and celebrating sustainability, diversity, and innovation. The panel aligns with the event’s goal to showcase a wide array of talents and perspectives, encouraging a rich dialogue and exchange of ideas and recognition within the industry. 

“As a judge for the Showhome Awards, I am excited to be part of a panel dedicated to recognising excellence in the housebuilding industry. This event not only celebrates innovation and sustainability but also embraces the diverse perspectives and talents shaping our landscape. I cannot wait to see this year’s nominees and contribute to honouring the trailblazers driving positive change within the new build sector.” – Simon Vernon-Harcourt, City & Country Group. 

“As Head Judge for this year’s Showhome Awards, I am honoured to be part of a panel that champions sustainability, diversity, and innovation in the housebuilding sector. Together, we aim to set a benchmark for excellence, recognising the outstanding contributions of individuals and organisations shaping the future of UK new build housing. It’s inspiring to see such a talented lineup of judges, each bringing unique perspectives and expertise to the table. I look forward to celebrating the remarkable achievements of our industry’s influencers and change-makers.” – Rebecca Spayne, Head Judge and Managing Editor of Showhome Magazine.  

The event aims to recognise housebuilders, developers, manufacturers, designers and other relevant organisations/associations that have demonstrated exceptional performance, innovation, and dedication to the housebuilding sector. It is an opportunity to celebrate the influencers, change-makers, and dedicated professionals who are helping the UK to build a better future. 

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