The expertise and commitment shown by our National and Regional judges is superb.

Their dedication helps make the BCO Awards one of the most rigorous judging processes and, therefore, worthwhile in the property industry. Judging panels are made up of BCO members who serve up to three years on the panel. Each year one or two judging panel members change.


Chair of National Judging Panel



  Nigel Clark 
Hilson Moran, Technical Director


Nigel Clark is Technical Director with Hilson Moran and has been involved in the design and construction of buildings for over 39 years.

His early career was in the public sector, where he was involved in the design of large scale Educational, Leisure, and Court Buildings. Since joining Hilson Moran he has been involved in major commercial schemes for both developers and end users, including some of the tallest buildings in the UK.

He has considerable experience in the application of advanced software to inform the design process, the application of low & zero carbon and renewable technologies, energy and façade design solutions for optimum comfort and building performance.  He is also an advocate for BIM to revolutionise the way buildings are designed, constructed and managed.

He regularly provides advice on all aspects of the design of buildings in the UK, Europe and the Middle East with an emphasis on tall buildings and environmentally progressive buildings.


National Judging Panel


  Emma Crawford 
  Managing Director of London Leasing


With 21 years’ of office development and leasing experience across London, Emma is currently advising on some of the most high profile developments in London. These include the prestigious Monico site for Land Securities, the Hanover Square Estate for Great Portland Estates, the Brunel Building for Derwent London  and Two Southbank Place for Almacantar. 
Emma began her career in 1995 in the City Agency team at Cushman & Wakefield, before joining CBRE in 2004, specialising in Leasing in the West End Market. Emma has since been appointed Managing Director of London Leasing at CBRE, predominantly working with property companies and developers across the London market. Emma specifically specialises in providing design development and pre-letting advice and has extensive experience in these fields.


 Peter Crowther
 Property Director


Having previously headed up the Development Team, Peter's role has evolved to take in overall responsibility for Acquisitions, Disposals, Development, Asset Management, ​Lettings​ and Professional Services. Peter is therefore responsible for the strategic and operational asset management of Bruntwood's ​£1bn property portfolio.

Outside of Bruntwood, Peter sits on the British Council for Offices’ Northern Board and also plays an active role as a Trustee of Oldham Coliseum Theatre, acting as an adviser on the ​proposed relocation to a £30m new theatre and heritage centre​.

 NAT16_OiverGardiner   Oliver Gardiner 
Founder and Director of Auda Development Management and former Head of Development, London Portfolio, Land Securities

Oliver joined Land Securities in 2002 and during his 14 years with the Group was responsible for several of its major central London schemes including: Cardinal Place, Wilton Plaza, 10, 20 and 30 Eastbourne Terrace, Park House, 62 Buckingham Gate, Kings Gate, The Zig Zag Building, New Ludgate,  1 New Street Square and Nova, Victoria. 

Oliver was appointed Head of Development in 2014 and was part of the team leading Land Securities’ £2bn transformation of Victoria SW1, regenerating the area around Victoria Street and delivering new offices, shops, restaurants and residential. 

In 2016 he set up Auda Development Management, a development manager, providing advice on commercial, residential and mixed use development projects. 



  Tony Hordon
  Cushman & Wakefield,
  Senior Director


 Tony has some 26 years’ experience in Office Agency & Development, having practiced in Leeds, West End of London and now the North East of England.  Specialising in masterplanning, public realm and design, pre and post development marketing strategy and advising a wide range of public and private sector clients on acquisition and disposal.  Tony is head of the Office Agency and Development team and also Head of the Newcastle office.

 During the last 15 years or so since Tony returned to the North East, he has advised developers funds and the public sector on many of the largest and high profile schemes in the region, from conception stage through to disposal.  Examples include Quorum Business Park, amounting to approximately 1m sq ft and been involved in most, if not all, of the main Grade A office buildings in Newcastle city centre.  In addition, he has been particularly active on the tenant side and has been heavily involved in a number of significant acquisitions.

 NAT16_KeithPriest   Keith Priest
  Fletcher Priest Architects,

 Keith studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.  On graduation he was design director at Wolff Olins in London and Hamburg for design projects across Europe.  He founded Fletcher Priest Architects with Michael Fletcher and Fletcher Priest Bösl in Köln with Thomas Bösl. The practice’s work in Architecture, Urban Design and Interiors has won prizes in many national and international architectural and design award programmes including BCO National and ‘Best of the Best’ Awards. 

Outside the practice he has strong links to academia and has lectured widely in Europe and North America and Middle East. He was recently President of the Architectural Association, is a trustee of the Fletcher Priest Trust, a member of the BCO Urban Group and several design advisory panels and serves as an external examiner at architecture schools.


Regional Panels

London and the South East
Midlands & East Anglia
North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland
South West, Thames Valley and South Wales