PropTech Awards (2024)

PropTech Awards

Introduction

Innovation in Business is thrilled to unveil the PropTech Awards 2024 for its very first installment, a beacon of excellence in the realm of property technology! As we steer into our inaugural year, we are poised to celebrate the trailblazers who are reshaping the real estate landscape with cutting-edge technologies. From the deployment of artificial intelligence in property management to the revolutionary strides in sustainable building practices, the PropTech Awards 2024 is set to illuminate the achievements of those leading the charge towards a smarter, more efficient real estate future.

The PropTech Awards 2024 casts a spotlight on a diverse group of contenders, ranging from emerging startups revolutionising the renting experience, to tech giants pioneering smart home initiatives. This programme is meticulously crafted to serve as a prestigious platform for innovators and entrepreneurs who are fervently pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in real estate technology, providing them with a unique opportunity to showcase their solutions to a global audience of peers and potential collaborators!

The PropTech industry, blending property with technology, is revolutionising real estate through digital innovation, with investments soaring from $20 million in 2008 to $9.6 billion in 2021! This growth is propelled by advancements in real estate marketplaces, iBuying, smart homes, and virtual tours, alongside the adoption of AI, machine learning, smart buildings, blockchain for secure transactions, and a push for sustainability. Projected to expand from $18.2 billion in 2022 to $86.5 billion by 2032, the sector is driven by demands for efficient, personalised, and eco-friendly solutions. Dominated by the United States, with Europe and Asia quickly catching up, this surge highlights a global trend towards leveraging technology to enhance real estate transactions, management, and sustainability, promising a future where property industry is more connected and environmentally conscious.

Behind the PropTech Awards 2024 is Innovation in Business’s commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in the property technology sector. By hosting these awards, we aim to spotlight the significant contributions of PropTech firms and individuals, encouraging further innovation, investment, and collaboration within the industry. It’s an endeavour to not just recognise the achievements of today, but to inspire the groundbreaking developments of tomorrow!

The awards process is rigorous and transparent. After the initial submission and nomination period, our judging panel carefully evaluates each entry based on merit through criteria such as innovation, creativity, and impact. This also includes any publicly available information, as well as any materials supplied by the nominees themselves.

This awards programme is completely free to enter and if your firm is lucky enough to be successful, you will be presented to our circulation of 68,000 and promoted on our official website for a minimum of 12 months.

In addition, our awardees are welcome to choose from our range of competitively priced promotional opportunities to increase exposure of the good news and a complimentary package, courtesy of Innovation in Business to assist with celebrations!

Participating in the PropTech Awards 2024 offers numerous benefits. It provides an opportunity to gain industry-wide recognition for your exceptional achievements and innovations. Winning an award can enhance your reputation, increase brand visibility, and attract new clients and partnerships. By participating, you become part of a prestigious community, joining forces to drive the industry forward.

If you would like to nominate your own firm, or indeed another firm or individual you feel is worthy, then please complete the voting form! Alternatively, if you would like further information about how the PropTech Awards can benefit you or your organisation, please feel free to contact the awards team!

Need Help With Your Nomination? We can point you in the right direction.

The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.

Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!

Key dates

Entries Open:
Thursday 16th May 2024

Entries Closed:
Friday 5th July 2024

Winners Announced:
September 2024

Methodology

The researching of nominees

The Innovation in Business team work ardently to identify the firms that are truly delivering and achieving great things for their industry sector. We drive many of the nominations ourselves and also encourage external nominations via subscribers, online visitors, social media followers, clients and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either third-party businesses whom they hold in high regard, or their own organisation.

Gathering Nominees

The Shortlisting of nominees

All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination. Should any firm or individual rather decline at this point, they are simply taken out of the running. Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit additional materials in support of their nomination. Although there is no obligation to complete and supply material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, and our research team find this very beneficial when determining businesses deserving of recognition.

Shortlisting

Professional evaluation and judging of those shortlisted

Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them and also gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment, based on various criteria including client and customer dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, customer feedback and business performance.

Evaluating and Judging

Our winners

Once winners are determined, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our Innovation in Business award winners will be made public via the website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.

The Lucky Winners

Gain maximum exposure for your win

Innovation in Business award winners are offered a range of promotional packages which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in our magazine and on our website. We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently. Announcements via company websites, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such an amazing achievement. If you have need of further advice, on how to gain maximum exposure from your win, please feel free to get in touch. We are more than happy to assist our clients with their marketing needs and initiatives.

Making the Most of Your Win

Our Awards Team

Tony Garner

Tony Garner - Technology and Finance Director

Tony is one of three directors at AI Global Media, the digital group behind Innovation in Business. As the director of technology of the business Tony is committed to ensuring that Innovation in Business recognises the most inventive, progressive and forward-thinking of businesses with its award programmes and that each winner not only has a great experience but also gains maximum value for their award win.

Jeremy Roe

Jeremy Roe - Head of Research

Jeremy has been in this position since 2015 and is dedicated to his research team and to the readers, nominees and award winners of Innovation in Business’ award programmes. Jeremy's diligent approach is carried across to his team members ensuring quality in the research carried out on behalf of Innovation in Business.

Phil Pearson

Phil Pearson - Innovation in Business Lead Researcher

Phil joined the business in 2016 and rapidly became an integral part of the research team. Phil has a keen interest in all things innovative and is keen to gain further insight into how businesses introduce and integrate new concepts, ideas and processes. He also understands that an award win such as one of Innovation in Business’ can be a powerful marketing tool for small businesses making it key for the research team to select those most fitting and most worthy of one of these highly regarded accolades.

Katherine Benton

Katherine Benton - Senior Awards Executive

Katherine is an English Literature and Creative & Professional Writing graduate. Amongst many things her background has driven Katherine to become exceptionally focussed, diligent and conscientious, qualities that she oozes in her work today. Katherine is dedicated in ensuring that the Innovation in Business awards offer both maximum value for those who win and that the awards showcase only the most innovative and trusted of businesses.

Hall of Fame

You will find details of all our award winners here. Our featured winners are included in our digital award supplement on our website and distributed to the greater circulation. All winners are included in the online directory, which can be viewed in full on the website once the embargo has been lifted and a public announcement has been made. Please feel free to browse through our archived winners lists by clicking on the appropriate year below.

It is the first year this award has run. Winners will be displayed here after the official announcement, so come back and see them soon!

FAQs

FAQs
How long has Innovation in Business been around?
Innovation in Business as a stand alone brand has been launched early 2022, born out of a need for real focus on those truly innovate firms pushing boundaries and bringing pioneering concepts, ideas and businesses to the forefront of business. Innovation in Business is owned by AI Global Media, a UK based digital group with 14 brands in its portfolio
Where do nominations come from?
Nominations come to us via three avenues; we put forward businesses ourselves, we accept third-party nominations and businesses also have the option to put their own business for consideration. In the interest of nurturing an environment proven to produce a high response rate, we don’t ask nominees to reveal their identity at the time of submitting a nomination. The ability to succeed and ultimately win an award is not linked to the number of votes received, meaning your award is presented purely on merit. In the interest of security and fairness, we track unusual behaviour on our website to identify repeat votes and cyber-threats.
What happens if I agree to be shortlisted?
In the interest of focusing our efforts on relevant and eager candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist giving people complete control in the decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. Nominees who accept are subject to our scrutiny during the internal vetting procedure and are given the opportunity to present their own data to be considered alongside information collated by our research team. This can take up to 8 weeks for final assessments to be rendered.
Who makes the final decision?
We employ a highly diligent panel of 5 individuals to conduct all research. At the helm of the panel, is a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience who is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation. Innovation in Business’ research is overseen by our Brand Ambassador Phil Pearson, who joined our research team in 2016 and has a natural interest in innovative ideas and concepts. This two-tiered system allows for a neutral mediator which we feel allows a more efficient method when determining individuals and companies most deserving of winning an award and has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use.
Is there a winner’s ceremony or awards dinner?
The short answer is no. Despite being an enjoyable occasion, it wouldn’t support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing by holding a celebrator event. We follow the belief that optional costs associated with an award are better placed in a year’s worth of online marketing for the winner rather than spending large sums on a ceremony. Our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to provide you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
What happens if I am successful?
After you have been notified of your award win, we enforce a short press embargo while our dedicated awards team will liaise with you to establish your preferred method of coverage. Generally, our coverage takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted certificates and plaques and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and press releases which can be custom designed for you or your company.
Are there any costs involved?
There are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning an award with Innovation in Business. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are completely optional. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award and our seal of approval. We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners, as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.
Why does your email domain differ from your website domain?
Because we send a large volume of emails, we separate our campaign email sends from our transactional ones. This structure helps to ensure a prompt and thorough response from one of our diligent team members. The sending email address will always be recognisable but please contact us via the address on this page if you have any concerns.

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