Leeds Bowling Property networking event!


What an evening! Thanks to those who attended the Oyster Property Networking event on 19th November in Leeds

While train delays and taxi waits meant we were desperately running through the door… we were welcomed with the more punctual attendees. The night started with welcome drinks and everyone entering the draw, while everyone got to know each other and reconnect with some old colleagues and meet some new faces

Hearing the clatter of pins every few seconds behind us built up the excitement to get on the lanes, while people from across the property sector arrived throughout the evening.

Roxy Lanes put on a brilliant spread for everyone to fill up on, then rotate to try their luck with Strikes and Spares. While some totted up the points more than others, with a cheeky raised barrier or two in sight… luckily the drinks were flowing throughout the evening so no-one paid too much attention to the talent on the lanes (or lack thereof).

With the seemingly endless supply of different drinks on offer there were a few sad faces of drivers and residents from further afield having to leave on time.

The raffle was announced to all – resulting in some very happy faces!

Bethany Crawford, Assistant Delivery Surveyor, Yorkshire Water – 1St Prize £100 John Lewis Vouchers

Ben Marchant, Planning Officer, City of Bradford MDC – 2nd Prize £75 John Lewis Vouchers

And Nick Willock, Associate, Planning Potential – 3rd Prize £50 John Lewis Vouchers


Well done to our prize winners!

Thanks again to YORnet and RICS Matrics to inviting us to sponsor – those of us there from Oyster Partnership had a great evening ourselves and will definitely be back to have another event in early 2016 so watch this space. Thanks again to those who attended and if you didn’t get to attend this time – look forward to hopefully seeing you at the next one!

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Ben Marchant, Planning Officer, City of Bradford MDC

“Great night and much appreciated prize! Thank you for sponsoring the event and hopefully Oyster and the RTPI can do something again in the future.”


Nick Smithson, Planner, Arup

“A fantastic well-attended evening, and good to see so many faces from across the different built environment disciplines.  Special thanks YORnet for arranging the evening and of course to Oyster Partnership for generously providing sponsorship”.


Rebecca Housam, Senior Planner, Savills

“Thanks for a great evening last week, we really enjoyed ourselves”


Emma Lancaster, Associate, Spawforths & YORnet Chair

Just a quick note on behalf of YORnet – thanks for hosting and sponsoring last night. Everyone I spoke to had a great time!”




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