The Symposium

Please see below for more details about the Symposium.

The Keynote Speaker


Lucian Cook is one of the country’s most respected housing market commentators, having been a director in the Savills research team since 2007.

Lucian joined Savills in 1993 after completing a degree in land economy at the University of Cambridge. He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1995. As a practising surveyor he specialised in the provision of valuation advice for taxation, loan security and dispute resolution purposes and strategic management advice for a range of private and Institutional clients.

Lucian is now one of the most quoted commentators on the UK housing market and frequently appears on radio and television. He leads a team of 25 researchers, who cover everything from social housing to the prime markets of central London and development land to residential Investment. He also provides consultancy advice to landowners, developers, housebuilders and investors.

The Sponsor Hubs

Smith & Williamson is a top 10 UK accounting firm and leading wealth management advisor operating across 12 offices, working with over 200 real estate businesses throughout the supply chain.

HUB: Property vs Equity investment, trends accelerated by Covid-19 and what it means for investors.

Close Brothers Property Finance is a property specialists that provides personalised, flexible finance to property developers and investors across the property industry. Over the last four decades it has consistently supported small and medium sized businesses. It is currently funding over 5,000 homes with a loan book of £1.4 billion.

HUB: Close Brothers Property Finance are a property specialist who provide personalised, flexible finance to property developers and investors across the property industry.

AWW is a design focused practice who take its responsibilities seriously. With its inquiring minds and cross-sector experience, AWW is determined that our built environments has a positive impact.

HUB: witness how AWW keep things human and improve how people live, work and learn through innovative architecture, interiors and planning.

Blaise Commercial Finance source development and investment funding for clients in the real estate market; it works across a number of sectors including residential, PBSA, BTR, hotels, industrial and the care sector.

HUB: Q&A discussion with Philip Collis from TLT and Andrew Keay from Savills around the challenges faced by the real estate sector in 2021 

For more than a decade Bristol Life has been the city’s number one source of inspiration for getting the most out of living and working in Bristol. From stunning, high impact covers to gorgeous features, our magazines are created to prompt your customers to respond!

Bristol Life are also the proud organisers of the Bristol Property Awards, Bristol Life Awards , Bristol Life Business Club and Bristol Life Business Surgeries.

HUB: Join Bristol Life’s Hub to find out more

Clarkebond is a multi-disciplinary engineering and management consultancy operating from a network of three offices in the UK – London, Bristol and Exeter.

HUB: Find out how Clarkebond’s skills and experience can engineer outstanding solutions for you

A family owned business and reliable contractor working in the commercial, residential, education and healthcare sector that strives for excellence to ensure the best delivery of our projects.

HUB: Talk with Halsall Construction at their Hub about what makes a successful relationship with contractors?

A diverse colleague community, serving a diverse client community with insurance, risk management and employee health & benefits advice. They leverage the scale, expertise and access to products and services provided by Marsh & McLennan Companies for their clients’ benefit – whilst maintaining a personal client-centred approach.

HUB: Join Marsh Commercial and their guest speakers including Theo Hartry from Hartry Global and Mark Watts from Yumo Finance to discuss the key trends impacting the commercial property industry.

MDA Consulting is a multidisciplinary construction consultancy, specialising in cost management, project management, project monitoring, CDM consultancy and building surveying.

HUB: Join MDA Consulting’s Hub to find out more

Optima is an international leader in glass partitioning systems and solutions. We have UK manufacturing facilities near Bath and over 30 years’ experience in the glass partitioning industry.

Origin Workspace is newly-renovated workspace in Clifton offering everything from hot-desks to offices and meetings rooms. Origin promotes a strong community and provides a flexible working environment to help businesses succeed.

HUB: Co-working spaces of the future

The Planning Portal has transformed the planning and building process in England and Wales, making information and application services simpler and more accessible for applicants, agents and local authorities.

HUB: We are re-platforming the Planning Portal! Find out about our latest developments and features and trends in the planning market!

Redland Court Re-imagined. Juniper Homes visionary development to breathe new life in to a collection of 44 contemporary and exquisitely refurbished Grade 11* listed historical homes, located in the sought after Redland area of Bristol.

HUB: Join Juniper Homes and test your knowledge in a fun quiz on Bristol and property

Royds Withy King prides itself on providing ahead of the curve advice to our clients by helping them to tackle the issues they face today and anticipate challenges ahead of them.

HUB: A discussion on some of the legal issues encountered when acquiring sites, the structures and procurement methods available, and the pitfalls to avoid

Shawbrook Bank is a specialist SME lender. Our Development Finance team is dedicated to helping established developers create new homes by providing flexible funding for heavy refurbishments and ground-up developments for residential, mixed-use and student schemes.

HUB: Shawbrook Bank is a rapidly growing specialist lender. Our Development Finance team provide flexible and straightforward funding to help established developers create new homes

Spaces is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace with a customer base which includes the most successful entrepreneurs and multi-billion-dollar corporations.

HUB: Covid-secure workplaces and the Hub & Spoke model

As specialist construction recruiters in the South West Thorn Baker have been connecting construction employers to the people, skills and talent they need and placing people into short-term and permanent construction jobs for over 30 years. Speak to Thorn Baker about how they can help you get the talent you need.

Hub: Q&A session on the hardest to fill Professional, Trades and Labour positions in the South West right now. And our top tips when hiring these roles.

Triangle Networks is a leading distributor of full-fibre connectivity, working with property, facilities and IT professional throughout the South West and beyond. Triangle delivers world-class gigabit-as-standard internet connectivity alongside strategic partner-  and leading alternative network provider – CityFibre.

HUB: Triangle Networks will be shedding light on how individuals and organisations can get connected to the growing number of full-fibre networks here in the South West. Dispel myths about what connectivity services are currently available and explain why a gigabit connection is now a standard requirement for both our businesses and our homes.

Vickery Holman is the largest multi-disciplinary firm of surveyors in the SW offering a full property consultancy including agency, building surveying, business rates, lease consultancy, property management and valuation.

HUB: Vickery Holman invite you to join them for Commercial Market Snapshot

Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group. Founded in 1852, it is dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment.

HUB: We have a decade to confront the climate emergency. Join us to explore how we can deliver net zero buildings

YTL Developments aims to bring a radical, innovative approach to development by creating sustainable communities that understand and meet the needs of people. Brabazon is the first of those, transforming Filton Airfield into Bristol’s thriving new neighbourhood.

HUB: YTL Developments present Brabazon one of the largest master planned developments in the UK. Join YTL Developments Hub to find out more