Awards celebrating the best in the west

Property Sharing Experts Awards celebrating the best in the west

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Estate agents from across the Westcountry were presented with exclusive etched glass trophies in recognition of various achievements at a prestigious annual awards ceremony.

The Property Sharing Experts Awards Gala 2016 was held at Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club on 23rd June. More than 150 guests from the 80 member offices of the network filled the elegant Greg Norman suite at the superb venue for an evening of entertainment, networking and merriment while celebrating the best in the west in estate agency.

The event was compered by Alan Dedicoat, the BBC presenter probably best known as ‘the voice of the balls’ on the National Lottery programme and as the voice over in Strictly Come Dancing, who had the guests in stitches with his playful banter and mischievous one-liners.

The award-winners were thrilled to receive recognition for their achievements.

Best Customer Service (Office), based on actual client feedback

Finalists:

Meyers (Poundbury)

Newquay Property Centre (Newquay)

Whitton & Laing (Exeter)

Mark Templer (Clevedon)

Gibbins Richards (Taunton, Bridgwater and Wellington)

Silver Award winner: Whitton & Laing (Exeter)

Gold Award winner: Newquay Property Centre (Newquay)

Best Customer Service (Named Individual), based on actual client feedback

Finalists:

Sue Picton of Westcoast Properties (Burnham on Sea)

Jo Casling of Woods (St Marychurch)

Amanda Ayshford of Woods Bryce Baker (Preston)

Mike McSwiggen of Gibbins Richards (Taunton)

Mark Templer (Clevedon)

Silver Award winner: Jo Casling of Woods (St Marychurch)

Gold Award winner: Mike McSwiggen of Gibbins Richards (Taunton)

 

Marketing is of course vitally important for estate agents and the minefield of social media is a recent and ever evolving addition to the marketing mix, so there was an award for…

Best Use of Social Media

Finalists:

Partridge Estate Agents (Exminster)

Abode (Tavistock)

Clive Pearce Property (Truro)

Orchards Estates (South Somerset)

Hennings Moir (Saltash)

Silver Award winner: Hennings Moir (Saltash)

Gold Award winner: Orchards Estates (South Somerset)

 

Next up were the Charity Awards, recognising outstanding achievements in supporting good causes…

Charity Award by an Individual

Finalists:

Mark Templer of Mark Templer (Clevedon)

Pam Preston of Whitton & Laing (Exmouth)

Beth Lawson of Helmores (Crediton)

Amy Llewellyn (Hennings Moir)

Karen English (Hennings Moir)

Silver Award winner: Amy Llewellyn of Hennings Moir (Saltash)

Gold Award winner: Mark Templer (Clevedon)

 

Community Charity Award by a Company

Finalists:

Woods Bryce Baker (Preston)

Meyers (Poundbury)

Gibbins Richards (Taunton Bridgwater and Wellington)

Helmores (Crediton)

Clive Pearce Property (Truro)

Hennings Moir (Saltash)

Silver Award winner: Clive Pearce Property (Truro)

Gold Award winner: Helmores (Crediton)

 

A new award for 2016…

Employer of the Year

Finalists:

Whitton & Laing (Exeter, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton) – David Gibson, Jane Weaver and Alison Whitfield

Orchards Estates (South Somerset) – Mathew Wood and Tom McDermott

Woods Bryce Baker (Preston, St Marychurch and Chelston) – Jason Baker

Hennings Moir (Saltash) – Steve Moir

Parker’s (Backwell) – Juliet Noble and Virginia Madan

Gibbins Richards (Taunton, Bridgwater and Wellington) – Mark Gibbins and Marc Richards

Silver Award winner: Whitton & Laing – David Gibson, Jane Weaver and Alison Whitfield Gold Award winner: Hennings Moir – Steve Moir

 

Expert Agent, the network’s software provider and sponsor of the event, then presented its own awards:

Expert Customer Care Award

Silver Award winner: James Berwick of Berwicks (St Ives)

Gold Award winner: Christine Collyer of Collyers (Barnstaple)

Expert Branch (Sales)

Silver Award winner: Helmores (Crediton)

Gold Award winner: Gibbins Richards (Taunton)

Expert Branch (Lettings)

Silver Award winner: Helmores (Crediton)

Gold Award winner: Jeanes Holland Burnell (branch?)

 

Finally were the Agent of the Year (Best in County) 2016 Awards. Judged by Expert Agent and an independent panel based on the results of all of the other categories…

 

Cornwall finalists:

Clive Pearce Property (Truro)

Newquay Property Centre (Newquay)

Berwicks (St Ives)

Winner: Newquay Property Centre (Newquay)

 

Devon finalists:

Woods/Woods Bryce Baker (7 offices)

Helmores (Crediton)

Whitton & Laing (Exeter, Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton)

Robert Williams (Exeter)

Winner: Helmores (Crediton)

 

Dorset finalists:

Fortnam Smith & Banwell (Charmouth)

Meyers (Poundbury)

Real Estate Bureau (Portland)

Winner: Meyers (Poundbury)

 

Somerset & Bristol finalists:

Westcoast Properties (5 offices)

Gibbins Richards (3 offices)

Mark Templer (Clevedon)

Winner: Gibbins Richards (3 offices)

 

All winners received an exclusive Property Sharing Experts glass etched trophy and a bottle of Champagne. All finalists received a window sticker and certificate to promote their win, whether Gold, Silver or Highly Commended.

 

Guests also made a donation to the network’s chosen charity for 2016 by putting money in envelopes, all of which were then put in a ‘hat’ and three drawn by Alan Dedicoat, each winning a bottle of Champagne. The total amount raised for Children’s Hospice South West is £526.71, which will soon be winging its way to the charity.

 

Ray Casling, the network’s business development director, said: “The event was superb, Alan Dedicoat was just marvellous and it’s fantastic that we’ve raised more than £500 for Children’s Hospice South West. It’s the second time we’ve held a Gala Awards ceremony instead of a conference – our agents are all hard-working and we’re pleased to give them some recognition for their successes and achievements as well as the chance to let their hair down and have some fun together while doing some serious business networking. It’s a hugely popular event.”

 

For further information or to find your local Property Sharing Expert estate agency, visit www.propertysharingexperts.com.

 

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Photographs are available from: bubblepr@mac.com

Further information: Samantha Bosher, Bubble PR, 07957 364179, bubblepr@mac.com

 

 

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