Mike Slade emerged victorious at Property Boffin 2009, staged by Sainsbury’s last night in aid of Comic Relief.
The event, held at the supermarket giant’s London HQ, raised £17,000, bringing the total raised by the Sainsbury’s property team for Comic Relief to £35,000. The group overall has raised £10m.
The Helical Bar chief executive fought off competition from Francis Salway, chief executive of Land Securities, Ian Coull, chief executive of Segro as well as Property Week editor, Giles Barrie.
The four supremos were quizzed by Liz Peace, chief executive of the British Property Federation.
Her authoritative style kept the raucous panel in check, although Slade’s court jester attitude did leave him trailing the pack at the end of the first round, stuck on a score of minus 1000.
Nevertheless, following the revealing ‘PA round’, in which the participants had to guess what their assistants thought their worst habits were, an astonishingly low scoring APC round, and a baby picture round, Slade edged in front.
For the record, Slade’s worst habit was changing in to his gym kit and forgetting that his new office has glass walls.