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Belvoir takes home a record third Best Franchise Lettings Agency award

Belvoir Lettings struck more Gold recently, winning the title of Best Franchise Lettings Agency for a record third time at the 2013 Lettings Agency of the Year Awards. CEO Dorian Gonsalves was delighted to accept the Gold award from business entrepreneur Karren Brady, who hosted the awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times.

The event was held on 24 May at the Lancaster London Hotel, and attended by lettings agents from across the UK. Awards were judged by industry experts and chaired by The Property Ombudsman, with the backing of ARLA.

Belvoir has consistently demonstrated success at the prestigious industry awards, and this is the third time in four years that the company has won Gold for Best Lettings Franchise, following victories in 2010 and 2012, with a Silver in 2011.

“I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the entire Belvoir network,” said Dorian. “The Lettings Agency of the Year awards is the only event solely focused on lettings and is the longest-running and most sought-after award for lettings agents. The award for Best Lettings Franchise is one of the most competitive categories and winning gold for the third time is fantastic recognition of Belvoir’s ability to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. This is what sets us apart from the competition and has enabled Belvoir to grow into a nationwide force to be reckoned with.

“Belvoir currently has over 150 offices and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Belvoir network for their hard work. This is already proving to be a very exciting year for the group, as Belvoir recently won the Gold award for the ‘Best Large Lettings Chain’ at the Estate & Letting Agent Awards (ESTAs) 2013. Belvoir was also the only agent to also win six regional awards across the UK at the ESTAs. We look forward to further success for the group in the second half of the year.”

Judges particularly praised Belvoir’s AIM stock market floatation and the way it dealt with the associated difficulties and challenges, without negative impact on its franchisees, stating that “although Belvoir admits that at times it was painful and expensive, it has achieved its AIM status and come out the other side a stronger business”.

The AIM listing has resulted in the company being able to assist franchisees with acquisitions, and helped fuel plans to reach 200 UK franchises in the next three years.


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