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20th June 2024

New Century Hall, Manchester

Key dates
  • Awards open for entry w/c 29th January 2024

  • Entries close 29th March 2024

  • Finalists announced 3rd May 2024

  • The Event 20th June 2024

About us

We praise local homebuilders for improving our communities.

The Cowgills North West Homebuilder Awards is the event for small to medium sized homebuilders to come together to celebrate and recognise the excellent work that takes place to meet the country’s growing need for new homes.


Awards done differently.

The first of its kind not just in the North West but in the UK. Specifically acknowledging the hard work being undertaken by SMEs to meet the region’s housing requirements.

All categories are open exclusively for entry by SMEs with the awards focusing on the work being completed by homebuilders and developers in the North West.

To maintain the integrity of the awards, sponsors and judges are not eligible to enter an award.


Our charity partner is the UK’s children’s charity the NSPCC.

The NSPCC provides children and young people with the support they need to thrive through therapeutic services, national helplines, groundbreaking research and campaigning for change.

The Cowgills North West Homebuilder Awards is a NOT FOR PROFIT event, with all proceeds made on the evening going to support the great work that the NSPCC does.

This year in order to raise even more sponsorship for the NSPCC we have many more sponsorship opportunities available.

  • Meet the judges

    The awards are being judged by a panel of industry leaders.

  • Stuart Stead Head of Property & Construction Cowgills

  • Emma Richman Director of Operations Peaks Plains

  • Carl Austin Behan LGBT Advisor Greater Manchester Combined Authority

  • David Rainford Managing Director PMJ Capital

  • Bernard Rooney Non Exec Director Homebuilding Industry

  • Awais Shahid Director Atzaro Real Estate

  • Rachael Cunliffe Director Engage 5

  • Andrew Dignum Director Hampshire Trust Bank

  • Nicky Gordon CEO Genesis Homes

  • Alison Duxbury Director Triangle Architects

  • Charlie Alcroft Associate Savills


All categories open to SME homebuilders

  • Award
  • Larger Housing Scheme of the Year

    For this category we are looking for larger housing schemes (not apartments) over 50 units, that are a little different to a standard house type.

  • Smaller Housing Scheme of the Year

    For this category we are looking for smaller housing schemes of 50 or fewer new homes (not apartments)that are a little different to a standard house type.

  • Smaller Apartment Scheme of the Year

    For this category we are looking for a smaller
    development of apartments, under 50 units.

  • Larger Apartment Scheme of the Year

    For this category we are looking for a larger
    development of apartments, over 50 units.

  • Supported/Senior Project of the Year

    For this category the judges are looking for senior living, supported living or student accommodation projects across the North West.

  • Conversion of the Year

    For this category we are looking for the best
    conversion of an existing building or structure
    into a residential dwelling.

  • Placemaking Project of the Year

    The project that responds best to its context and creates its own sense of place and character.

  • Community Impact Project of the Year

    The project that best integrates with its
    surrounding community.

  • Rising Star

    This award is open to individuals who are
    early in their career in the homebuilder industry
    (aged 35 and under). The person to watch out
    for in the future!

  • Homebuilder of the Year

    The overall winner, decided by the judges

The Event

Created to recognise and promote the fantastic work that North West SME homebuilders complete. 

The evening is completely different to the traditional black tie and dinner event, taking a more casual and exciting approach with really good quality food and laid back festival vibes.

Being held at the iconic New Century Hall, we have some incredible entertainment from Manchester legends Clint Boon and Rowetta, as well as our wonderful host, Will Mellor!

Tickets are now on sale for full and half tables. Full tables are £1500, half tables are £750. The past two years events have SOLD OUT so if you are interested in booking your place please email: 

Contact us

Become a sponsor of the Cowgills North West Homebuilder Awards and expose your brand to a wealth of industry leading businesses.

Sponsoring the North West Homebuilder Awards offers a fantastic opportunity to position your brand alongside a prestigious, high profile and exclusive event that champions the best in the SME new build housing market.

There is no other event aimed specifically at this industry.

There are various sponsorship packages available, suitable for all budgets,  contact


Our sponsors

Entries now open!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

  • Your details will not be shared with any third party.