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Our Members Celebrate at Prestigious Annual Conference & Awards Dinner

Friday 21 November 2014

Estate agents from across England, Scotland and Wales are celebrating after winning distinguished industry awards at the 21st Annual Relocation Agent Network National Conference. Held on Friday 14 November 2014, a total of 27 awards were presented at this year’s event. The Annual Conference and Awards Dinner has become one of the UK’s most prestigious estate agency events and a calendar highlight for Network members.

Taking place at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London, the Conference included a trade exhibition and expert keynote speakers including digital media expert, Andrew Davis; one of few who predicted the economic crisis, Roger Martin-Fagg; and Jamil Qureshi, a top motivational speaker who has worked with Derren Brown and some of the world’s top sports performers including Darren Clarke and David Coulthard.

A brand new Conference App was used at this year’s event, which allowed members to take part in ‘live’ polling during Conference sessions. Designed to enhance the ‘delegate experience’ these interactive sessions produced results shown instantly on stage, providing real insight into how attending Relocation Agent Network members viewed key industry topics.

The event culminated in a black tie Awards Dinner hosted by acclaimed comedy actor, Stephen Mangan, best known for his role as the delusional and arrogant anaesthetist, Guy Secretan in the hit Channel 4 hospital sitcom, Green Wing. Currently he stars in the BBC 2 comedy, Episodes with Matt LeBlanc. Stephen presented awards to the night’s winning estate agents, including the most coveted Agent of the Year accolade.

Relocation Agent Network’s Agent of the Year was awarded to Pygott & Crone from Lincolnshire who was judged to be the agent who has most excelled in leading the field of UK estate agency and network standards.

The Employee of the Year award, was given to Gascoigne Halman’s Lee Tickle. Relocation Agent Network’s 16 Best Agent Regional Awards went to; Richard James (Central); Gascoigne Halman (Cheshire & North Wales); Thomas Morris (East Anglia & Essex); Gibbs Gillespie (Greater London); Pygott & Crone (East Midlands); Hunters (West Midlands); JW Wood (North East); Ryder & Dutton (North West); Maloco & Associates (Scotland); Romans (Thames Valley); White & Guard (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 Pygott & Crone from Lincolnshire, (Category A); Devon’s Webbers (Category B); Cambridgeshire’s 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); JR Hopper & Co from Yorkshire (Category H); and Gregory Brown from Greater London (Category I).

The event’s platinum sponsor was Zoopla Property Group along with Moneypenny, myhomemove, Mortgage Advice Bureau, Reapit, Ravensworth, The Live Organisation 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 2014 National Conference provided members with the opportunity to learn from expert keynote speakers on a number of topics including, how to combine offline and online business strategies, social media, national and world economies and how to get the very most out of individuals and teams. Hosted by the brilliant Stephen Mangan, the Awards Dinner was the perfect way to end the day and I would like to congratulate all of our 2014 winners. The calibre of submissions this year was extremely high, which is a clear reflection of the quality of all our Relocation Agent Network members.”

For further information, please contact Louise Rachael, 01793 756045, Photograph shows from left to right: Stephen Mangan; Agent of the Year, Pygott & Crone; and Richard Tucker.

The Conference award winners were:
1. Employee of the Year – Lee Tickle (Gascoigne Halman)
2. Best Agent Regional Award
– Central: Richard James
– Cheshire & North Wales: Gascoigne Halman
– East Anglia & Essex: Thomas Morris
– East Midlands: Pygott & Crone
– Greater London: Gibbs Gillespie
– North East: JW Wood
– North West: Ryder & Dutton
– Scotland: Maloco & Associates
– South Coast: White & Guard
– 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: Pygott & Crone
– Category B: Webbers
– Category C: Thomas Morris
– Category D: Gibbs Gillespie
– Category E: Heritage
– Category F: Brock Taylor
– Category G: Graham Butt
– Category H: JR Hopper & Co.
– Category I: Gregory Brown
4. Agent of the Year 2014 – Pygott & Crone

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