Chairman picks up lifetime achievement award for commitment to Portsmouth

National Regional Property Group’s chairman has been awarded a lifetime achievement award for his services to Portsmouth and its business community.

Walter Cha was presented with the coveted award at The Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards.

He was recognised for a lifetime of dedication to improving Portsmouth’s economy and business community. Eight years ago, Walter played a key role in launching Shaping Portsmouth, which aims to improve the economic wellbeing of the city by bringing the public and private sector together.

Walter’s unparalleled reputation as a businessman was also a key reason he was presented with the award. Walter was managing partner for 16 years at regional law firm Blake Morgan and oversaw a number of major mergers in southern England. His professional work has been recognised in prestigious guides including The Legal 500.

Walter said: “I’m absolutely thrilled. There are so many other people who helped with Shaping Portsmouth and helped me to be in this position today. I want to thank them and thank the businesses that put their volunteers forward to help us with our cause.

“I’m blown away and I feel very humbled. I used to work on my kitchen counter, but thought I’d treat myself to an office. So now I’m happy I’ve got an appropriate place to put the award.”

Shaun Adams, CEO of National Regional Property Group, said: “We’re all so proud of Walter for picking up this award. It’s thoroughly well-deserved in our opinion. Portsmouth is a city we’re immensely proud to call our home and Walter is a shining example of how our team goes the extra mile to support the area we operate in.”

As well as his work as chairman of National Regional Property Group, Walter is also chairman of governors at Portsmouth Grammar School.

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