The Martin & Co network fought off stiff competition from both large and independent letting agents to scoop 7 regional (more regional gold and silver awards than any other lettings chain at the 2011 ESTAS) and 1 national award at the ESTAS. Both well established Martin & Co offices and newcomers to the UK-wide franchise lettings network were recognised, which is testament to both the franchise owners and their staff as well as the tried and tested Martin & Co systems and processes.
The results of the competition are determined by research carried out amongst landlords who were asked a series of questions about the service they have received from their agent. Over 26,000 votes were cast by members of the public (landlords and vendors), of which 2,100 were in support of Martin & Co offices.
“This award means a lot to Martin & Co and our offices as it is voted for by landlords. The amount of effort in obtaining this feedback from our landlords is not to be under-estimated and to have this number of offices shortlisted is just fantastic news,” commented Jayne Codling Marketing Director.
“Throughout the letting industry there is a constant need to improve customer service and these are the only awards that recognise just that. Word of mouth and customer satisfaction are powerful marketing tools. A big thank you to all our landlords who completed a questionnaire as without their feedback we would not have generated these results,” added Jayne.
Award winning offices include:
Martin & Co Glasgow - Gold
Martin & Co Belfast - Silver
YORKSHIRE & HUMBER
Martin & Co Doncaster - Gold
Martin & Co Telford - Gold
EAST OF ENGLAND
Martin & Co Ipswich - Silver
Martin & Co Oxford - Silver
SOUTH EAST (SOUTH)
Martin & Co Tunbridge Wells - Silver
The awards ceremony took place in London and was hosted by Phil Spencer, media personality and journalist who is perhaps best known as a co presenter on Channel 4's Location, Location and Re-location, Re-location.