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We Celebrate at Prestigious Annual Conference and Awards Dinner

Monday 21 November 2016

Estate agents from across England, Scotland and Wales are celebrating after winning distinguished industry awards at the 23rd Relocation Agent Network National Conference. Held on Friday 18 November 2016, a total of 28 awards were presented. 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 5-star luxury Sofitel Hotel and Conference Centre, Heathrow, delegates attended keynote sessions presented by economist Roger Martin-Fagg; top motivational speaker, Alex MacPhail; and Grant Leboff, an expert on sales and marketing. The Conference also included a trade exhibition, giving delegates the opportunity to meet with key estate agency suppliers, including Conference sponsor Rightmove and additional sponsors The Live Organisation, Ravensworth, TM training & development and Zoopla Property Group (ZPG).

This year’s event also included breakout sessions, which gave delegates an opportunity to hear about the topics that interested them and their businesses. The event also offered an official Conference App, giving delegates the chance to network with one another in the lead up to the Conference and, on the day, allowed the user to send questions to those on stage.

2016 Award Winners
In the evening, a black tie Awards Dinner was hosted by comedian and actor, Miles Jupp, who presented awards to the night’s winning estate agents. This included the most coveted Agent of the Year accolade, won by Richard James from Northamptonshire 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 Sawyer & Co’s Nick Daley and DDM Residential was crowned Newcomer of the Year. Relocation Agent Network’s 16 Best Agent Regional Awards went to; Richard James (Central); Barbers (Cheshire & North Wales); Thomas Morris (East Anglia & Essex); Victorstone (Greater London); Pygott & Crone (East Midlands); Hunters (West Midlands); J W Wood (North East); Ryder & Dutton (North West); Maloco & Co. (Scotland); Homes Estate Agents (Thames Valley); White & Guard (South Coast); Brock Taylor (South East); Webbers (South West); Clubleys (Yorkshire); Heritage (West); and Dawsons (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); Richard James from Northamptonshire (Category E); Victorstone based in Greater London (Category F); Graham Butt from West Sussex (Category G); J R Hopper & Co. from Yorkshire (Category H); and White & Guard from Hampshire (Category I).

Relocation Agent Network also took the opportunity to raise funds for estate agency charity, Agents Giving at this year’s Awards Dinner. The well-deserved cause is dedicated to raising money for UK organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation.

Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network, Richard Tucker commented, “Our 2016 National Conference provided members with the opportunity to learn from keynote speakers and business experts. Each year we aim to provide our delegates with the tools to go back to their businesses and really lead the market in terms of business success and innovation. Of course, our annual Awards Dinner was also a night of celebration and I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s deserved winners, who have each been outstanding members of the Network over the last 12 months.”

NOTES TO EDITOR
Photograph shows from left to right: Cartus President and CEO, Kevin Kelleher; Miles Jupp; the Richard James team; and Relocation Agent Network Managing Director, Richard Tucker.

Relocation Agent Network is a national network of selected estate agents with offices in England, Scotland and Wales. Cartus is a leading global relocation services provider, assisting nearly 168,000 customers worldwide every year. For further information, please contact Louise Koncowski, 01793 756045, Louise.Koncowski@Cartus.com.

The Conference award winners were:
• Agent of the Year – Richard James
• Employee of the Year – Nick Daley (Sawyer & Co.)
• Newcomer of the Year – DDM Residential
• Best Agent Regional Award
– Central: Richard James
– Cheshire & North Wales: Barbers
– East Anglia & Essex: Thomas Morris
– East Midlands: Pygott & Crone
– Greater London: Victorstone
– North East: J W Wood
– North West: Ryder & Dutton
– Scotland: Maloco & Co.
– South Coast: White & Guard
– South East: Brock Taylor
– South Wales: Dawsons
– South West: Webbers
– Thames Valley: Homes Estate Agents
– Yorkshire: Clubleys
– West: Heritage
– West Midlands: Hunters
• Customer Relocation Award:
– Category A: Pygott & Crone
– Category B: Webbers
– Category C: Thomas Morris
– Category D: Gibbs Gillespie
– Category E: Richard James
– Category F: Victorstone
– Category G: Graham Butt
– Category H: JR Hopper & Co.
– Category I: White & Guard

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