SPA Events

January 2018


SPA AGM - Thursday 18th January 2018

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Venue: Southampton University Officers Training Corps, 32 Carlton Place Southampton Hampshire SO15 2DX

Dear Members

This year SPA is holding the AGM at a new venue, one which we suspect few will have been to before, although you may have wondered what lay behind its imposing doors. Built in the 1840s as an indoor riding school the building was acquired by the Hampshire Regiment in the late 19th century and it has remained part of the Army estate ever since. We are therefore very privileged to be allowed to use the premises.

The 2018 AGM is on Thursday 18th January 2018. The format of the evening will be much as usual, drinks and canapés from 5.30 pm, AGM at 6.30 pm followed by three stimulating speakers, so that you can get your CPD hours off to a good start, the evening concluding around 8.00 pm. Please remember to confirm that you will be attending via Eventbrite for security purposes, or you may be refused entry.

As usual there is no charge to members on the evening, although we will be putting a bucket around for Help for Heroes in recognition of all our Armed Forces do to keep us safe.

Finally, should any member wish to put their name forward for the 2018 SPA committee please notify me by email on

As is now customary, there will be a secret ballot of the members present at the AGM. Most importantly, the cut off point this year for applications is 12.00 midnight on 31st December 2017. Sorry, but no late applications will be accepted. You have been warned!

I do hope that you will be able to attend.

Chris Clark BSc FRICS MCIArb

SPA Honorary Secretary



February 2018


Hampshire and IOW Property & Construction Dinner

Time: 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Venue: Southampton Football Club Ltd, Friends Provident St. Marys Stadium Britannia Road Southampton Hampshire SO14 5FP

Steve Davis OBE will entertain you at our Annual Dinner.

This popular Black Tie dinner on the professional social calendar provides an ideal opportunity to entertain guests and network with fellow professionals in the property and construction sectors.

You and your guests will enjoy a sumptuous three course meal and coffee together with an extensive wine list and bar facilities in the luxurious Mike Channon Suite, located in the heart of St Mary’s Stadium.

You will be entertained by Steve Davis OBE. The legend started over 40 years ago when he first picked up a cue to play on the dining room table at his parents’ home in south London. What followed was the development of a sporting phenomenon who took snooker to new heights and established himself as one of Britain’s best loved sportsmen. Steve has become not only a leading snooker pundit and commentator but also an accomplished and highly entertaining after-dinner speaker. In this latter role he definitely belies his ‘Interesting’ reputation, a nickname on which the title of his autobiography is based.

You can also take part in our Charity Raffle from which LionHeart and a local charity will benefit. Details will be confirmed soon.

St Mary’s Stadium benefits from being in a central location in Southampton, providing easy access to transport facilities and overnight hotel accommodation.

Exciting opportunities exist to sponsor this event – please contact Margaret Cameron at or call Margaret on 01962 883 751.


SPA & PPA Regional Update

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Venue: Forum Parkway Whiteley Fareham Hampshire PO15 7AD

SPA & PPA will be hosting the first joint regional update.

Respective councils across the South Coast will be providing an update on development, infrastructure and investment in our region.

We have the following speakers confirmed;

•East Hants District Council

•Chichester District Council

•Southampton City Council

•Hampshire County Council

•Fareham Borough Council

•Portsmouth City Council

Further information is to be released shortly.

Book your tickets here:


March 2018


SPA Annual Ski Trip - March 2018 - Deadline for deposit (£150) is 21st December

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Venue: Bansko Bulgaria

Bansko, Bulgaria Southampton Property Association SKI TRIP Saturday 10th – Saturday 17th March 2018

Join the Southampton Property Association for their annual ski trip – bigger and better than before! We will be travelling to Bulgaria for seven days of skiing, networking and fun for what promises to be the trip of the year! Bansko ski resort is the best winter resort in Bulgaria with the longest ski runs and the richest cultural history.

It has frequently played host to the FIS World Cup Alpine Ski Races in recent years. The town of Bansko is situated at the foot of the Pirin mountain in the south-western Bulgaria, 160 km from Sofia.

The resort offers excellent ski and snowboard conditions and infrastructure. The resort offers hundreds of bars and traditional restaurants called 'mehana'.

The price for the trip will be just £750pp, which includes:

Coach transfer from Southampton to Gatwick


Coach transfer to the resort

7 nights of accommodation in a half board chalet (Chalet Diana Ross)

6 day lift pass

Ski and boot hire

Welcome drinks

Private ski lessons are available (£140 supplement for 6 days)

This is a fantastic opportunity, open to all SPA members as well as friends and family!

Be quick as there are only 25 places available!

RSVP to Ian Barwick at to register your interest.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, please contact Ian for more details.

IF THIS DATE OR OUR EXTENDED 7 DAY TRIP DOESNT WORK FOR YOU - Please do still get in touch to express your interest to help us plan future/other Ski Trips, thankyou



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