Countrywide toasts success at the Sunday Times Lettings Agency of the Year Awards

Residential Lettings

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Countrywide Residential Lettings celebrated its second national award win this month, having been awarded Best Large Lettings Chain (Silver) at this year's Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times.


The annual Lettings Agency of the Year Awards were held on Friday 1st May and are the only awards dedicated to the residential lettings market.


Following a detailed award entry, judge's interview and mystery shopping exercise, Countrywide was praised for its UK-wide network coverage through 46 property brands, which include Bairstow Eves, Bridgfords, John D Wood & Co., Hamptons International, Taylors and Slater Hogg & Howison.  Specific highlights from the judges' report include:


·         Countrywide's National Property Showcase event - featuring no less than 17,000 properties

·         The company's dedicated Renewals Team

·         A new Countrywide Graduate Management Scheme

·         Using lender partnerships to offer buy-to-let expertise  

·         The success of eight Landlord and tenant marketing campaigns in 2011

·         Countrywide's 100% increase in its training and development investment


Winners on the night also included Hamptons International, which picked up two awards for Best Large Lettings Chain (Bronze) and Best Training & Development (Bronze).


Nick Dunning, Commercial Director at Countrywide, said: "I'm incredibly proud of Countrywide's lettings success, which is a credit to every member of staff across our network of 1,300 branches. Having acquired 12 companies in as many months during 2011, our record-breaking profits and turnover are a testament to the talented staff that we invest in. That belief was recognised by the Sunday Times' judges and having created nearly 300 new positions to support our rapidly expanding network of branches, I'm keen to see how we can continue to exceed the expectations of our landlords and tenants during 2012."


Success at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards follows another high profile win for Countrywide at the recent RESI Awards 2012, during which Countrywide Residential Lettings scooped Gold for UK Lettings Agent of the Year.


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