Meet the Award Winners


Date: Saturday 13-04-2019
Room: 5
Time: 15:40
Duration: 60
Cost: £0.00
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Property Investors Awards is teaming up with The Property Investor Show to put together an exciting panel of five of its award winners.

Learn from and be inspired by real people doing real deals in today’s challenging property market.

Everyone knows that property investors will face challenges in 2019. So that’s why its essential to learn from and be inspired by those property investors who are winning in today’s challenging times.

This years award winning investors and developers will share with us:

  • The property deals which proved to be award winning.
  • What is it about them as individuals and entrepreneurs that make them winners.
  • What winning the award has meant for their business.
  • What investment strategies the winners are adopting going forward

Chair: Cyril Thomas

Panelists: Ross Harper, Cormac Henderson, Paul Nicholson, Stuart Scott and David Tonks

Speaker Profiles

Cormac Henderson

Cormac Henderson | National Property Trade

Property Trader of the Year 2017 and 2018 Winner 

After graduating in Economics & Business from Trinity College Dublin Cormac followed a career path in global FMCG business - working for a multinational organisation in London and then Melbourne over a 5 year period. He demonstrated a flair for improving business operations and building b2b accounts and turned his hand to property on a full time basis in 2007 having made a number of UK residential investments developing his understanding of direct to vendor property acquisition. Cormac is CEO and founder of National Property Trade which has over the last 10 years become a leading accelerated sale provider in the UK market, offering the service to vendors and in partnership with agents and housebuilders. NPT now source in the region of £30m per annum of residential property on behalf of Stonehaven Property Trading Fund.

Ross Harper

Ross Harper | Auction House Scotland & the Glasgow Property Agency

Property Development of the Year 2018 Winner - Belmont West Apartments 

Ross is a trader developer from Glasgow. He owns Auction House Scotland and the Glasgow Property Agency. He is Managing Trustee of the Next Step Foundation having set it up to transition sports people into Life after Sport. 


Paul Nicholson

Paul Nicholson | Luxor Group

Property Investor of the Year 2017 Winner

Paul started out as a qualified solicitor, having spent a number of years at an international commercial law firm specialising in property and finance. Since acquiring his first property at the age of 23, he has expanded his portfolio from small buy-to-lets to over 200 rental units and developing large-scale multi-million pound regeneration projects throughout the Liverpool city region.

Cyril Thomas

Founder | The Property Investor Awards 

Cyril Thomas is the founder of multiple property and software related businesses - including The Property Investors Awards

He has been investing in property since 2006.

Cyril is also a dedicated member of the Colchester Round Table who raise funds for worthy local charitable causes.

Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott | Founcer Co-Living Spaces 

Property Investor of the Year 2018 Winner

Stuart is a property developer, serial entrepreneur and speaker and also has built and sold a number of successful marketing and design businesses. Stuart’s work has driven innovation in the HMO sector and raised standards for urban co-living. He is also co-founder of a chain of self service Smart Boutique Hotels with a focus on great design, comfort and technology.

David Tonks

David Tonks | Advocate Finance 

Finance Broker of the Year 2018 Winner 

David specialises in providing advice and solutions to landlords and property investors in obtaining BTL and residential investment mortgages, commercial investment mortgages, bridging and refurbishment loans and property development loans. Through this, he helps his clients to achieve their goals and dreams.