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National network of estate agents celebrate at prestigious Annual Conference & Awards Dinner

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Estate agents from across England, Scotland and Wales are celebrating after winning distinguished industry awards at the 20th Annual Relocation Agent Network Conference. A total of 28 awards were presented at this year’s event, which was held on Friday 15 November 2013, at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in Central London. The Annual Conference and Awards Dinner, including a trade exhibition during the day, has become one of Britain’s most prestigious estate agency events and a calendar highlight for Network members.

(l-r): Dara O Briain; Cartus' Ian Payne; Agent of the Year, Thomas Morris; Cartus' Richard Tucker

The Network Conference featured an exclusive line up of keynote speakers including the woman responsible for the 15,000 ‘Games Makers’ at the London Olympics, Linda Moir; author and television presenter, Nigel Risner; and Andy Lopata, a leading business networking strategist.

This year’s event marked Relocation Agent Network’s 20th National Conference. To celebrate, the day ended with a glittering black tie Awards Dinner. The sold out event was hosted by comedian and television presenter, Dara O Briain.

Endorsed by leading UK relocation magazine Re:locate, the night’s most coveted prize, Relocation Agent Network’s Agent of the Year was awarded to Thomas Morris from Cambridgeshire who was judged to be the agent who has most excelled in leading the field of UK estate agency and network standards. As part of their prize, Thomas Morris also received an all expenses paid trip to attend the 2014 Cartus Broker Network Conference in the US.

The Employee of the Year award, was given to Hilbery Chaplin’s Karen Rowell. Relocation Agent Network’s 16 Best Agent Regional Awards went to; Richard James (Central); JB & B Leach (Cheshire & North Wales); Thomas Morris (East Anglia & Essex); Gibbs Gillespie (Greater London); Pygott & Crone (East Midlands); Hunters (West Midlands); Michael Poole (North East); Ryder & Dutton (North West); Maloco & Associates (Scotland); Romans (Thames Valley); Sparks Ellison (South Coast); Brock Taylor (South East); Webbers (South West); Chris Clubley (Yorkshire); Heritage (West); and FBM (South Wales).The nine Customer Relocation Awards went to Romans from Reading, (Category A); Devon’s Webbers (Category B); Thomas Morris (Category C); Greater London’s Gibbs Gillespie (Category D); Heritage from North Somerset (Category E); Brock Taylor based in Horsham (Category F); Graham Butt from West Sussex (Category G); Gregory Brown from Staines (Category H); and Roseberry Newhouse from North Yorkshire (Category I). The Lettings Referral Award went to The Frost Partnership from Buckinghamshire.

The event’s platinum sponsor was Zoopla Property Group along with Moneypenny, Ravensworth, Reapit, The Live Organisation, myhomemove and TM training and development. Each of the sponsors attended this year’s trade exhibition, which gave delegates an opportunity to discover the latest products and services in every area of estate agency.

Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network, Richard Tucker commented, “Our 2013 Network Conference provided members with the opportunity to learn from expert business speakers on a variety of topics including, employee engagement and its relationship with customer experience, how to run a successful business in this ‘new economy’ and social media. Celebrating 20 years of national conferences is a fantastic achievement for us and the Awards Dinner was the perfect event to mark the occasion. Hosted by the brilliant comedian, Dara O Briain, the calibre of this year’s award winners was extremely high and is a clear reflection of the quality of all our Relocation Agent Network members.”


Relocation Agent Network is made up of independent estate agents in England, Scotland, and Wales. Cartus is a leading global relocation services provider, assisting nearly 160,000 customers worldwide every year.

For further information, please contact Louise Rachael, 01793 756045,

The Conference award winners were:
1. Employee of the Year – Karen Rowell (Hilbery Chaplin)
2. Best Agent Regional Award
– Central: Richard James
– Cheshire & North Wales: JB & B Leach
– East Anglia & Essex: Thomas Morris
– East Midlands: Pygott & Crone
– Greater London: Gibbs Gillespie
– North East: Michael Poole
– North West: Ryder & Dutton
– Scotland: Maloco & Associates
– South Coast: Sparks Ellison
– South East: Brock Taylor
– South Wales: FBM
– South West: Webbers
– Thames Valley: Romans
– Yorkshire: Chris Clubley
– West: Heritage
– West Midlands: Hunters
3. Customer Relocation Award:
– Category A: Romans
– Category B: Webbers
– Category C: Thomas Morris
– Category D: Gibbs Gillespi

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