Kingston Barnes have proudly sponsored the networking receptions at this year’s RICS Awards for both the South West and London events.

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They celebrate the achievements and successes of RICS professionals and their impact on local communities.

The awards are regarded as the premier property and construction awards in the country, celebrating the most innovative projects in the region and their impact on local communities.

The London event took place on 16th May at the Royal Lancaster, London. The Awards were broken down in to eight categories, and the winners were announced by host, BBC News presenter and journalist, Clive Myrie. The categories were Building Conservation, Commercial, Community Benefit, Design through Innovation, Infrastructure, Regeneration, Residential and Tourism and Leisure with Woodberry Down, Finsbury Park being the overall winner of the evening. Woodberry Down is one of London’s largest estate regeneration projects providing place-shaping, social and economic change on an inspiring scale.

The South West event took place on 17th May at Ashton Gate, Bristol. The Awards were again broken down into the eight categories detailed above and were announced by Alex Lovell, Television Presenter. The highly acclaimed ‘South West Project of the Year’ accolade is presented to the category winner that demonstrates overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area. The title went to Aerospace Bristol project, which also scooped the Tourism & Leisure accolade on the night.

Kingston Barnes would like to congratulate everyone that was shortlisted for both events and of course the winners of each category in London and the South West. We are always proud to be involved with RICS events and we look forward to celebrating some more fantastic achievements next year.

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KINGSTON BARNES HAVE EXPANDED TO LONDON – Kingston Barnes would like to announce that we have expanded with the opening of our new office in Central London.


Our roots are now deeply embedded in the South West’s Construction & Engineering sectors so to expand our services even further we have opened a London office to offer our South-East clients and candidates the same first-class service we pride ourselves on.

Expansion into London is part of the Kingston Barnes 2020 vision. Plans have been brought forward as a direct result of customer demand and the introduction of new staff members capable of maintaining the high standards of recruitment expected at the company.

A key member of the London team is Dan Crowley.

Dan has joined our construction team to further develop our consultancy division.  Dan brings with him 10 years recruitment industry experience supplying both UK and overseas consultancies with key personnel.  Dan will be focusing on the South-East, supplying cost consultancies with the latest talent of Quantity Surveyors.  Dan has all the right ingredients we look for in a rounded consultant, his honest and meticulous approach to recruitment keeps our high standards ahead of the competition and continues to build great relationships with our key clients.


James Kingston said: “It’s a really exciting time at Kingston Barnes at the moment.  Not only are we celebrating 5 years of business but we can now celebrate new staff and a new office. We are an ambitious business so are always looking to go above and beyond.  Due to continued success and growth we have been able to open a 2nd office a year earlier than planned.

2018 will be a huge year for the business and all the hard work to date from everyone at Kingston Barnes has been the major ingredient to helping us achieve this. Whilst we continue to expand and look to the future we certainly have not forgotten how we have got here.  We want to mirror what we have achieved in the South-West to the South- East and replicate all the key values like quality, understanding, passion, honesty and expert knowledge that have been so vital to the business success to date.”

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