The JudgES

All entries received will be judged against the set criteria by our exclusive panel of expert judges.

Finalists in each category will then be chosen. 

The SCEPTRE Grand Prix prize

The SCEPTRE Grand Prix prize is awarded to the managing agent/owner operator that

has achieved the highest aggregate scores in the shortlisting & judges ranking.

Judging panel

Chair of Judges

Simon Lewis 

Simon is the Publisher of Retail Destination and Group Managing Director of its parent company, Lewis Business Media. Simon has been a judge of several award schemes in many different industries in the past including those in the farming, SQP and retail sectors. Simon will defer to the other judges knowledge and experience on matters relating to the technicalities of the industry however Simon brings a wealth of business management experience to the panel.

Caroline Main

A senior commercial property manager with almost 20 years’ experience in the management of shopping centres, retail and leisure parks, and mixed use destinations. I head up the Retail department at MAPP, a one of the UK’s top property management firms. I am a member of the Revo ACE Awards judging committee, a STEM Ambassador, and I am also a RICS Fellowship assessor.  

John Prestwich 

John has over 25 years’ market knowledge and experience. He has acted on behalf of institutional clients such as M&G, Hermes Real Estate, Crown Estate, British Land and Aviva, as well as a multitude of property companies and individual investors.

John advises throughout an asset life cycle, from initial design conception, initial management set up, asset management and future proofing / repurposing.

Successful projects include regional centres such as Centre MK, Manchester Arndale, Cribbs Causeway and convenience centres such as in Langney, St Martins Walk Dorking and Rams Walk Petersfield.

Having led the retail management teams at both Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE, John has extensive exposure to all aspects of the market including owners, agents, retailers, service providers and Centre Managers.

Carrie Sanders 

Carrie Sanders is MRICS qualified with a passion for the property profession. She leads the Asset Services team at JLL, which comprises Surveyors, Facilities Managers, Shopping Centre Managers, Sustainably and Asset Management professionals across all asset classes. However a lot of Carrie’s career has been spent specialising on retail assets and shopping centre portfolios, having started initially working at Sainsburys on the bakery counter serving 1000’s of donuts to customers and getting a taste for retail.

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