Bromwich Hardy graduate surveyor Sam Cooper has been named the Midland’s rising property star – after just one full year in his job.

Sam scooped the Rising Star award at the inaugural Midlands Props awards after judges heard the 25 year old concluded 34 separate in his first full year worth millions of pounds.

Sam said he was hugely honoured to have won the title and paid tribute to his colleagues at Coventry-based Bromwich Hardy for their part in his success.

“I have been fantastically fortunate to start my career at such a wonderful company and to be learning so much from a remarkable team,” said Sam.

Judges were told Sam had secured £1.4million of lease deals for 202,000 sq ft of space, 22 separate industrial lettings worth £1.1 million and six office lettings equating to 40,000 sq ft.

Awards host Jonnie Irwin – of TV’s Escape to the Country and A Place in the Sun – told guests at the awards ceremony at Birmingham’s Grand Hotel that Sam was like ‘a machine’.

Sam, who joined Bromwich Hardy in July 2022 and who is halfway through a Masters in Real Estate at Birmingham University, added: “It was a real shock to be shortlisted and I never dreamed I would actually win.

“I have had an incredible first year in the job and would like to thank all my clients, colleagues at Bromwich Hardy and most importantly founding partner Tom Bromwich for taking me under his wing and passing on some of his expert knowledge.

“I have my sights firmly set on becoming a chartered surveyor so there is still plenty for me to learn and lots of hard work ahead.”

Tom said: “Sam is a remarkable young man who has made a huge impact both on our business and the commercial property market in the Midlands in general in his first year in the job.

“He has a maturity beyond his years and an understanding both of the industry and – more importantly – the people we do business with, quickly winning their confidence and trust. He is already a key part of our team and we look forward to working together for many years to come.”

Bromwich Hardy was shortlisted for three awards at the event, also being nominated for best regeneration project with Complex Development Projects for a scheme which including the creation of the Telegraph Hotel Coventry, whilst Tom was shortlisted for office deal of the year for the sale of Bishops House on Tachbrook Park, Warwick.

The awards recognise the leaders making a difference in the world of Midlands real estate and raise funds for Variety, the Children’s Charity.