Who are we?

We are a consortium of local property professionals who have created an annual cycling event to raise funds for locally based charities.

The Brighton & Hove Property Consortium (BAHPC) is a not-for-profit business within the City of Brighton & Hove. Our members are local property professionals and businesses and we are a business-led, issue-focused organisation which enables our members to promote their businesses collectively whilst enabling them to deliver their corporate social responsibility (CSR). We primarily do this by fundraising for the Mayor’s Charities by way of an annual cycle ride and providing the opportunity for the local property industry to give something back to the city by supporting local causes.

Our current members include:


Colin Brace Properties

A property investment and development company with a large residential and commercial property portfolio throughout the City of Brighton & Hove

The cyclists representing Colin Brace Properties are:

Colin Brace
Director

Carina Rofe
Manager

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The Woodhart Group

Woodhart Group are passionate about delivering a professional and cost-effective service for our customers. They provide a range of construction solutions through their dedicated specialist businesses of Construction, Carpentry, Lofts & Extensions and Scaffolding working for local authority and private sector clients. They are a family run business with traditional values, committed to the local communities in which they work and offer innovative building techniques, which sets them apart from their competitors.

The riders representing The Woodhart Group are:

Matt Woodhart - Director

Ben Woodhart - Director

Tony O'Connell, Michael Cox & Jean-Christophe Michot

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Chandlers Building Supplies

Chandlers is a privately-owned, independent roofing & builders' merchant with branches across the South East of England & the Midlands. We offer over 20,000 individual product lines to meet the needs of all construction, roofing and refurbishment projects. Serviced by our fleet of lorries & helpful staff, our building products are available for delivery or collection.

The cyclists representing Chandlers are:

Jason Austin

Chris Vernon

Ashley Miles

Brian Smith

Stuart Campbell

Paul Hawes

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Lewis & Co Planning Consultants

Lewis & Co Planning is a chartered town planning practice based in Brighton in the south east of England

The cyclists representing Lewis & Co Planning are:

Simon Bareham
Director

Luke Carter
Director

Paul Joyce
Consultant

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Robinson Low Francis

RLF provide cost consultancy, project management, health & safety and building surveying services, helping to manage risk, improve predictability and to give our clients confidence in terms of product and commercial outcomes.

The cyclist representing RLF is:

Tara Powell
Business Development Manager

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HOP Consulting

HOP Consulting is a multi-disciplinary practice of Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers. At the forefront of high-quality building and engineering projects on both a national and international level.

The cyclist representing HOP is:

Nigel Hosker
Director

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Mike Oliver Associates

Multi-award winning firm of independent financial advisers directly authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The cyclist representing Mike Oliver Associates is:

Mike Oliver
Director

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United Trust Bank

United Trust Bank is an established, specialist lender providing a wide range of secured funding facilities for individuals and businesses and competitive deposit accounts for individuals, businesses and charities.

The cyclists representing UTB are:

Adam Bovingdon
Property Development Director

Paul Turton
Head of Sales - Property Development

Gerard Morgan Jackson
Head of Structured Finance

Mark Pannell
Property Development Finance

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Healys LLP

We are a full-service law firm with an international reach and offices in London and Brighton. We provide our clients with professional and commercially sound legal advice, based on decades of experience across most aspects of the law.

The cyclist representing Healys LLP is:

Dino Skinner
Managing Partner

Ros Edwards
Solicitor

Jack Wingrove
Trainee Solicitor

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LCE Architects

LCE Architects is a design-led, established practice of architects, planners and designers with a broad record of achievement in most market sectors in the UK and overseas

The cyclist representing LCE is:

Beatriz Huezo-Diaz
Associate Director

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ECD Architects

ECD Architects is an award winning architectural practice committed to design excellence, sustainability and commercial reality. Founded in 1980, ECD Architects has a long history of producing high quality, contemporary, sustainable buildings.

The cyclist representing ECD Architects is

Daniel Jenkins
Director

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Mortgage Medics

Independent, whole of market mortgage and insurance advisers based in Brighton & Hove

The cyclist representing Mortgage Medics is

Sam Murphy
Director

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HGP Architects

From iconic and award-winning landmarks to regeneration schemes that breathe new life into corners of the region, HGP Architects delivers architecture for living, leisure, learning and doing business. For nearly five decades, HGP Architects has helped shape the built landscape with architecture as inspired as it is hard working. Clients look to them for expertise to protect the buildings of the past and to deliver the buildings of the future.

The cyclist representing HGP Architects is

Guy Goodman
Director

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The Dorton Group

The Dorton Group is one of the fastest growing demolition companies in the UK and includes Dorton Asbestos Removal Services and Dorton Reclaimed and Recycled. They operate nationally from the HQ in West Sussex and celebrated 25 successful years in business in 2010, a year which also saw the company complete an outstanding trading period.

The cyclists representing The Dorton Group are:

Duke Harvey
Managing Director

Peter Walsh
Development Manager

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Knights Brown

Knights Brown is privately owned, full service, regional construction business with specialist energy sector capability delivered nationwide and in the ROI. Our civil engineers and construction professionals are dedicated problem solvers who love a challenge. We put our collective strength to work for the benefit of our customers and build relationships based on trust, solving problems simply and cost-effectively.

The cyclist representing Knights Brown is:

Rupert Blake
Divisional Director (South East)

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Rivers Birtwell

Rivers Birtwell aims to design and build the best possible accommodation for students and young professionals, while being sensitive to neighbours and the community

The cyclist representing Rivers Birtwell is:

Oliver Dorman
Director

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Freeman Beesley

Freeman Beesley are an engineering design company providing the full range of expertise in the field of Building Services. We are fully accredited members of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and The Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) and are members of the CIBSE register of Low Carbon Consultants/Low Carbon Energy Assessors.

The cyclists representing Freeman Beesley are:

Ian Pratt
Director

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archangels ARCHITECTS

We are a creative team with a shared passion for solving everyday challenges. We believe that logic, order and beautiful moments in our everyday bring joy, calm and inspiration. We don’t resign ourselves to living in spaces that frustrate us, and you shouldn’t either. The gestures may be grand, but they don’t have to be. Whatever the scale, they do need to be well thought through. We help you think things through so that together we can identify smart fixes for your everyday living.

The cyclist representing archangels ARCHITECTS is:

Richard Zinzan
Director / Architect

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Stickland Wright Architects

Stickland Wright is a collaborative Architecture and Interior Design studio based in Brighton. Our driving vision is to ensure all of our projects are inspired and created through informed design. We make it our business to understand the changing habits of how we live and how design can inspire and positively impact upon our lives.

The cyclist representing Stickland Wright Architects is:

Nick Stickland
Partner

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Cityzen

Cityzen is an award-winning multidisciplinary design practice; our chartered architectural team and engineers consider how buildings look, work and perform. Cityzen’s portfolio includes residential and commercial projects. We help contractors, property developers, fellow professionals, business owners and private clients create better spaces for living and working. We’re known for our detailing and enjoy producing compliance beating, construction design packages that offer cost confidence & good design.

The cyclist representing Cityzen is

John Smith
Director

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JAW Sustainability

JAW Sustainability are a dynamic sustainability consultancy. We provide specialist sustainability support for construction and fit-out projects of all types through the planning stages to handover and occupation.

The cyclist representing JAW Sustainability is:

Lucy Walsh
Director

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Morgan Sindall Group

A leading UK construction and regeneration group, operating in the public and commercial sectors, through six divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, property services, partnership housing, urban regeneration and investments. Morgan Sindall offers national design construction and infrastructure services to private and public sector clients across a broad range of markets.

Greenstone Developments

Greenstone is a privately owned property development company creating Residential and Mixed Use developments. Our primary focus areas are in London and South East England where we deliver high-quality sustainable developments for a better lifestyle.

The cyclist representing Greenstone Developments is:

Ryan Mitchell
Managing Director

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Oliver Standing

The cyclist representing Oliver Standing is:

Nick Standing
Director

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First Base

First Base has established a reputation for delivering innovative buildings and places that are adaptable to the changing needs of communities and businesses. Our mixed-use portfolio of projects, ranging from residential, retail to workspace, always include place-making and sustainability at their core. First Base is owned by its directors, based in Central London and was founded in 2002.

The cyclist representing RLF is:

Richard Hart
Design Manager

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Sirius Property Finance

What distinguishes Sirius over other finance brokers, is our ability to balance the needs of the lender and the borrower. To create a deal that works for everyone is a complex creation. It requires a firm that is strategic in its thinking, transparent in its communication, and highly connected in order to get the deal that wins for everyone.

The cyclist representing Sirius is:

Craig Booth
Associate

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Natural Materials Association

The Natural Materials Association (NMA) is the first UK body to represent the breadth of natural materials. Their aim is to develop knowledge exchange between materials scientists, product designers and those in education on the whole spectrum of natural materials available and their applications in different industries.

The cyclist representing NMA is:

Issi Rousseva
Board Member

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Avant Home Technology

Brighton based Avant Home Technology assists both commercial and residential clients in the following areas; Smart lighting controls, home automation systems, audio visual installation, home theatre design and installation, electric blinds, managed Wi-Fi, whole home audio systems, television set up and wall mounting and aerial installations. They also provide both indoor and outdoor solutions for lighting and audiovisual systems and a full aftercare support service.

The cyclist representing Avant Home Technology is:

Mark Packham
Director

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Rego Property

Rego Property is a property development company with a proven track record in sourcing and delivering residential development projects in the UK.

Miller Bourne Architects

Established in Brighton in 1958, we work closely with our clients and other design team members to deliver well designed, high quality and sustainable buildings. Focussing on Residential, Leisure and Educational projects throughout the southeast, the success of our practice lies in the care we take to maintain long-lasting relationships underpinned by our commitment to excellence in practice.

The cyclist representing Miller Bourne is:

Richard Morrice
Partner

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Ethos Property

Founded in 2008, Ethos is based in the City of Brighton and Hove. Collectively we are a team of property experts able to offer advice in all areas of asset and development management. We have grown rapidly and currently provide full asset and property management services, working across all sectors, on behalf of a number of retained clients throughout the UK.

The cyclist representing Ethos Property is:

Christos Demetriou
Managing Director

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Goodman Derrick LLP

Goodman Derrick is a leading commercial law firm in the City of London. We are recognised for providing first class legal advice across a range of practice areas and for our distinctive, client-focused service.

The cyclist representing Goodman Derrick is:

James Caulfield
Head of Business Development

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Leaders

Leaders are one of the largest independent residential property groups in the UK, with over 120 branches specialising in lettings, sales, buy-to-let and investment finance. Our central Brighton branch offers a full range of services – including expertise in mortgages and selling at auction – and is committed to delivering quality customer service.

Latest TV

Latest TV is the city’s only TV channel spanning Brighton, Hove, Worthing and South Chichester, and is a key channel within the UK local TV network broadcasting on Freeview Channel 7, Virgin Media 159 & online.

Lollipop Print

Lollipop provide a wide range of print and design services across Sussex including; plan printing, tender documents, business stationery, vehicle graphics, site boards and window/wall coverings.

The cyclist representing Lollipop Print is:

Ed Entecott
Account Manager

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Intrigue Studio

Our Marketing Partner Intrigue was created to make marketing easier for all sizes of businesses. From sole traders to multi-million corporates; they've worked with all types of teams with all sized budgets. From charities and social enterprises, to very niche cement mixers, across finance, retail, travel, health and fashion and all the way back again.

Mayoral Office at Brighton & Hove City Council

Councillor Pete West is the current Mayor of Brighton & Hove. The Mayor of Brighton & Hove actively supports a number of worthy charities which operate in Brighton & Hove, servicing the local community and greatly improving the lives of residents in the city. In a break with tradition the Mayor will be supporting 27 local charities this year and lending his support by offering use of his title and Mayoral Crest. It is these charities that we will be raising money for.

The cyclist representing Brighton & Hove City Council is:

Mayor Cllr. Pete West
The Mayor of Brighton & Hove

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Also visit my Facebook page for more details of my triple challenge - BIKE-HIKE-TANDEM

Pilbeam Construction

A & F Pilbeam Ltd has developed into the Pilbeam Group of Companies working across the South East as a general contractor in both the traditional and design and build sectors of the construction industry. Pilbeam prides itself in its Teamwork approach to contracts and its commitment to service and quality.

The cyclists representing Pilbeam Construction are:

Andrew Howell
Mark Smith

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Leaders

Leaders are one of the largest independent residential property groups in the UK, with over 120 branches specialising in lettings, sales, buy-to-let and investment finance. Established as a single branch agency 1983, they have grown by delivering an excellent local property service and by acquiring reputable businesses to bring our service to new towns and cities across the UK.

Oakley Property

Having founded Oakley Commercial in 1993, Chris has guided the company to grow into what is now - one of the largest commercial and residential property consultancies in the Sussex area.

The cyclist representing Oakley is:

Chris Oakley
Executive Chairman

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Minton Young

Minton Young is a Brighton & Hove based construction company delivering domestic and commercial projects to a high quality. We offer a design service and planning service which could transform any idea into a reality.

The cyclist representing Minton Young is:

Natalie Thomas
Business Development Manager

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DK Architects

DK Architects is a long-established practice specialising in residential projects, whether new build or altering and adding existing properties in urban, rural and heritage settings. The practice portfolio includes Award Winning projects and Testimonials from valued clients who have had a professional and friendly service

The cyclist representing DK Architects is:

David Kemp RIBA
Director

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ITC Concepts

ITC Concepts is one of the UK's leading contractors, specialising in refurbishment and fit out projects. We create stunning interior environments – high-impact, worldclass concepts designed to make your brand stand out. We work across all key sectors, ranging from major global brands through to healthcare, local authorities, education and the leisure industry.

The cyclists representing ITC Concepts are:

Eamonn Daly
Head of Pre-Construction

Becky Cheney
Busines Development Manager

 

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Coles Powell Ltd

Coles Powell Ltd is a property investment company which buys run-down houses on the South Coast and professionally converts them into boutique-style HMO's. We have a small residential portfolio and focus on providing decent, quality and safe housing for professional, working people.

The cyclist representing Coles Powell Ltd is:

Tara Powell
Director

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Symmetrys Structural Engineers

Symmetrys are a structural and civil engineering practice working throughout the UK in most sectors of the construction industry. Predominantly in the residential sector, we have extensive experience of designing large scale structures, with a thorough understanding of the technical and procurement issues that may arise with complex projects.

 The cyclist representing Symmetrys is:

Jo Shepherd
Associate, Business Development

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Takka Productions Ltd

We help businesses stay ahead of the competition with our bespoke, lightning-fast, web-based business solutions. We work with forward-looking companies and also with marketing agencies wanting to enhance their development capability.


Our Values


Each year we organise the annual Mayor’s Charities cycle ride on behalf of the local property industry with the core aim of raising a significant amount of money which these charities wouldn’t ordinarily have access to.

The cycle ride aims to capture the interest of companies within the local property industry and is simultaneously both a networking and a fundraising event which has successfully created profitable business relationships as well as raising nearly £200,000 for charity in the four years of its operation.

We at the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium volunteer our time to arrange everything including the cycle route, marketing the event within our city, arranging hotels, securing corporate sponsors and organising the branding of cycle jerseys and support vehicles to name a few. We also feature as an event as part of the Brighton Fringe festival and assist them with their street festivities in New Road on the first May bank holiday weekend which marks the completion of our event as we arrive into New Road each year beneath the Fringe archway.

Cyclist safety is also paramount to our events as is promoting health and cycling as a means of getting around whilst being enjoyable and ultimately raising as much money as we can. Ensuring that we meet all of these objectives requires detailed and focused planning from our whole team and we rely heavily on the donation of their time.

We are in challenging times in terms of funding available for our much-needed local community resources.  By tapping into corporate funds which would potentially be spent in other directions enables us to focus attention on companies’ Corporate Social Responsibility and how it can make a significant difference to those most in need.

 

Testimonials from some of our beneficiaries:

“Working with the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium team and the amazing cyclists over the past 4 years has been a wonderful experience for our Mayors and the Civic Office; the incredible amounts raised have hugely boosted the Mayor’s Charities fund every year and has been of terrific benefit to some very worthy causes in the city.”

Brighton & Hove City Council – Mayor’s Office

“Rockinghorse Children’s Charity are one of the four chosen charities of Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Dee Simson for her mayoral term 2018-2019. As part of this partnership we’re delighted to be receiving a share of the funds raised by the Seven Port Challenge taking place in May. Events like this raise valuable funds for us to be able to improve the lives of sick children in Sussex. Rockinghorse works in partnership with medical staff at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and other Sussex hospitals to identify projects which focus on improving children’s physical and emotional well-being. The Seven Port Challenge will help us fund equipment such as Physiotherapy equipment which will reduce the pain and discomfort of young patients. We’re also currently raising money for The Children and Young Person’s Diabetes Team at The Alex, who support 200 young people every year with type 1 diabetes. With the funds raised by challenges like this we can make sure the team have enough equipment to meet demand and young patients are equipped with the necessary tools to help them manage their blood sugar levels.

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

“We are over the moon that the Brighton & Hove Property Consortium have created the Seven Port Challenge charity cycle ride.  The bike ride will impact us as a local charity like you can’t imagine. We will be able to help so many homeless people and those on the edge of society.  Thank you so much for making a great difference, for every company who gets involved and to everyone who donates. We can make that money stretch and make a great impact in the city.”

Paul Young, Chief Executive of Off The Fence Trust

“Every penny your amazing team of riders raise for Martlets helps us to deliver our services to our patients.”

Martlets Hospice