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Where? Evolution London, Battersea
When? 7th November 2023
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2023 Innovation Awards open for Entries

EA Masters confirms launch of Innovation Awards 2023 in association with Sprift.

Over the last 20 years, hundreds of innovations have been showcased at the EA Masters, and entries are now open for the 2023 awards.

This year, the Innovation Award 2023 winners will be revealed on the main stage at EA Masters on November 7th, in front of the audience of estate agency owners and directors, with the winners highlighted in a special feature in Property Industry Eye as well as on the EA Masters website.

Uniquely, in 2023 EA Masters will be showcasing not just technical innovation but also business innovation, meaning companies that have demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving for their clients can also showcase their achievements, alongside organisations from the proptech sector.

The 2023 EA Masters Innovation Awards is sponsored by Sprift, who are no strangers to innovation themselves, and who have won numerous industry awards for their pioneering use of property data, including on several occasions awards at EA Masters.

Matt Gilpin, CEO of Sprift comments, “I’m delighted that Sprift is partnering with the EA Masters team to deliver the Innovation Awards this year.  For me, Innovation doesn’t have to be a shiny new tech product, it can also be a business process improvement.  Award winners will be able to clearly demonstrate where they have successfully implemented a new idea which demonstrably creates value for customers, whether that’s as a consequence of providing a technical or commercial solution.”

Matt continues, “It is very relevant for Sprift to be sponsoring these awards as innovation continually drives what we do, but always under the guiding principle of ‘what is the problem are we solving’, as agents need to be able to see clear, tangible benefits.  Fortunately, the days of agent requests to a tech-supplier for reasonable amends or upgrades going unanswered because the product build has finished or has legacy issues are largely behind us.  We want to help showcase and celebrate the very best innovations and recognise how far this industry’s digital transformation has actually come. As a sector, the property industry used to be heavily criticised for a lack of transformation and perhaps even a reluctance to adopt new technologies or processes, however now in so many ways this industry leads the way and this needs to be shouted about!”

Danielle Nash, Operations Director of EA Masters comments, “The Top 20 has been one of the most popular sessions of EA Masters for two decades. We have brought hundreds of products and services to the attention of our audience of estate agency business owners, indeed the Top 20 has been a springboard for many pioneering suppliers to the industry. We’re very excited to work with Sprift, who are recognised as being leaders in their field and perfectly placed to highlight the work of other businesses who have equally transformed the agency sector with their innovations over the course of the last 12 months.’

The Innovation Awards are free and very straightforward to enter, making them highly accessible to businesses of all sizes including start-ups, scale-ups and long-established organisations alike.

Entries can be submitted by suppliers themselves or alternatively, nominated by agents who use them. Eligible products or services for self-entry or nomination can be any product or solution that benefits estate agents or their homemoving customers.

To find out more about the Innovation Awards 2023 and to access the submission form for nominations and entries go to  our innovation page.