Countrywide scoops top award at industry ‘Oscars’

Countrywide Group

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Countrywide plc scooped the Gold award for Best National Estate Agency of the Year at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2014, held in association with The Times and The Sunday Times on Friday 5th December.

The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts and are one of the most well-known and prestigious events in the industry’s calendar.

Countrywide is the UK’s largest estate agency and comprises over 45 well known high street brands, such as Bridgfords, Bairstow Eves and Abbotts.

The judges praised Countrywide, saying that“the directors’ ethos is, “National coverage; local expertise”, and Countrywide successfully combines the power of its infrastructure with the best of local agency service. This outlook is vital when managing 800 offices from Penzance to Stirling. There is a real sense of purpose: the directors have created a well-rounded environment so everyone feels they are making a valuable contribution to the direction of the business.”

Commenting on the award won, Robert Scarff, Managing Director of Countrywide estate agency said:

 “We are delighted to scoop this award, which is testament of the ongoing commitment of our staff and their expertise in so many areas which has been recognised by the panel of industry judges. We pride ourselves in demonstrating the evolution of our business and growth strategy through innovation and winning these awards is another great achievement for Countrywide Estate agency.”

Countrywide Land and New Homes, part of Countrywide plc, scooped the Silver award for Best New Homes Agency.

The judges said that “Countrywide has spent the last year developing some excellent initiatives for both its B2B and B2C offerings. As one would expect from a business of this size, Countrywide is a market leader in its field, but this position only serves to make the service levels even more impressive; there are clear indications that anyone buying a new home through Countrywide will enjoy a personal and thoughtful service.”



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