INTERNATIONAL children’s charity Variety has announced the launch of a new awards evening for the North West property sector.

The NW PROPS, a northern-focused version of the charity’s popular PROPS Awards, will support disadvantaged and disabled children across the NW region. 

Taking place at the Hilton Hotel Deansgate Manchester on November 30, the ceremony will offer a chance for the North West’s property industry to celebrate their successes while supporting the charity through sponsorships, and attending the awards dinner. 

Backing for the awards has seen some of the biggest names in property who are pledging their time and support for the cause. Board members already include: 

  • George Downing, Chairman of the Downing Group 
  • Mark Hawthorn, CEO for Landmark Group 
  • Richard Ainscough, Group CEO and Chairman for Network Space 
  • Mark Bailey, Managing Director for Landwood Group, 
  • Paul Reeves, Managing Director for Kroll 

Lyn Staunton, Development Director for Variety, said:

“We’ve had such amazing responses from the London PROPS that it just made sense to bring the format up here, especially with the incredible strength of the North West property industry.

“The PROPS is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable events that we run, giving the Property sector the chance to have an exciting night while giving back to those children who really need it in our local communities.

“Whether you’re a headline sponsor or an Award Sponsor, everything raised will make a huge difference to the lives of children across the North West.”

 Mark Bailey, Managing Director for Landwood Group, commented:

“I’m really proud to support Variety in the fantastic work they do helping disadvantaged children across the Northwest, and delighted to be involved with NW Props.” 

George Downing, Chairman for Downing Construction, commented:

“We are incredibly proud to be involved with Variety’s PROPS awards. The event is a fantastic opportunity for us to come together and celebrate those in the property industry, whilst supporting a charity which makes a huge difference.” 

Mark Hawthorn, CEO for Landmark Group, commented:

“I’ve been well aware of the London PROPS as a major event attended by the big names for many years. To be able to bring it to the Northwest is great and we look forward to putting on an incredible event.” 

Richard Ainscough, Group CEO & Chairman for Network Space, commented:

“Variety continues to make a real, positive difference to the lives of so many the children in the communities it serves, it is an honour to be able to be involved in an event that supports their fantastic work”. 

Paul Reeves, Managing Director for Kroll, commented:

“To be involved in an event that not only recognises the immense talent that exists within the Northern property scene, but more importantly helps the disadvantaged children of our region, is something that I could not miss out on supporting.”

The Variety NW PROPS will take place on November 30 at the Hilton Hotel Deansgate in Manchester. The board are now keen to meet with companies and individuals who are interested in getting involved for sponsorships and table packages. To find out more information please contact Lyn Staunton at