Camper & Nicholsons would like to congratulate sales broker Alex Lees-Buckley for winning the Richard Earp Award in recognition of his tansparency, integrity and fairness, qualities that Richard himself was known and admired for.
As a senior broker at Camper & Nicholsons, Alex Lees-Buckley has over 40 years experience and has worked on some of the most prestigious yacht builds in the world.
Having worked as a sales broker at Fraser Yachts, Richard sadly passed away earlier this year and this award was created to honour his dedication to the superyacht industry. The Richard Earp Award has received an extremely positive response and an impressive list of nominees.
Roberto Giorgio, Chairman of Fraser Yachts and of the judging panel, explains, “We received 12 nominations and the list of nominees was really inspiring. This award has been created to emphasize and reward human qualities with a particular focus on the valuable attributes of transparency, fair and ethical behavior, charisma and style which Richard was renowned for. We want to encourage these values in our industry and especially to the younger generation of brokers. We really believe that this award should become an industry award and be celebrated as an annual event.”
Richard Earp was a true gentleman and an exceptional broker but he was also a valuable MYBA Member, lending his time and expertise to the Association since 1986.
Fiona Maureso, President of MYBA, comments: “Richard was a long-standing MYBA member who gave so much to our industry. I am honoured to be one of the judges for this Award and hope it will encourage others to aspire to his high standards of professionalism and discretion.”
Carlo Agliardi, former President of MYBA, says: “Richard has been an outstanding example of dignity and professionalism for the whole industry; the time and energy that he has donated to MYBA and the work done particularly on the Sales Agreement is a heritage that has marked the yacht brokerage business for a long time and still does.”
The judging panel met in Monaco on 19 September to select the winner, delberated by Eric Blair – Secretary General of LYBRA, Fiona Maureso – President of MYBA, Espen Oeino – Yacht Designer, Jay Tooker – Laywer at Holman Fenwick Willan, Michael Bremen – Sales Director at Lurssen, Gianbattista Boreo d’Olmo - CEO of the Ports of Monaco and Roberto Giorgi, Chairman of Fraser Yachts.
Alex Lees-Buckley receiving the Richard Earp Award in Monaco