Ask chief Ken Knott was named north west property personality of the year in front of 1,200 people in Liverpool last night.

Knott, who sold a stake in Ask to Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in late 2006, won the award at the first dinner event to be held at the new BT Convention Centre in Liverpool, European City of Culture 2008.

The Duke of Westminster was Guest of Honour at the ceremony, with Liverpool One, the mixed use scheme to be opened by his Grosvenor group in May named Regeneration Project of the year.

The awards were organised by Property Week in association with English Partnerships.

Seventeen trophies were awarded to the best of the industry including Maghull for Up & Coming Property Firm of the Year and Ask Developments which took home both Newcomer and Personality of the Year – Stephen Cliff and Ken Knott respectively.

Click back soon for photographs from the event.

The full list of winners at the awards were:

Consultant of the Year - HKR Architects

Industrial Agency Team of the Year - DTZ

Office Agency Team of the Year - WHR

Retail & Leisure Agency Team of the Year - Tushingham Moore

Investment Agency Team of the Year - Savills

Best Design-Led Project of the Year - Spinningfields, Manchester – Allied London

Regeneration Development of the Year - Liverpool ONE – Grosvenor

Mixed-Use Development of the Year - Manchester Piccadilly Basin – Town Centre Securities

The Green Award - Piccadilly Place – Argent

Up & Coming Property Firm of the Year - Maghull

Property Newcomer of the Year - Stephen Cliff – Ask

Financial Partner of the Year - HBOS

Occupier of the Year - The Royal Bank of Scotland

Deal of the Year - BBC moves to Peel Holding’s mediacity:uk, Salford Quays, Manchester

Commercial Development of the Year - Piccadilly Place, Manchester – Argent

Developer of the Year - Modus

The North West Property Personality of the Year - Ken Knott – Ask