“The ceremony was a great evening as ever. To win is a great achievement as we gain recognition as industry leaders from very reputable judges. When clients instruct us and see the winner’s logo, it gives us great credibility”, said Jamie Lewis, of Code Students, as he walked away with the Landlord of the Year – Student Trophy.
Jamie was just one of over 250 private rented professionals in attendance at the glittering Awards ceremony, hosted by TV presenter and celebrity Sofie Allsopp, held at Stoneleigh Park Coventry on the 28th November 2012.
The guests, donned in their finest attire, were in good cheer and brimming with excitement and anticipation throughout the sumptuous three course gala dinner, which was enjoyed before the winners for each of the 30 categories were revealed.
Tom Entwistle, of LandlordZONE, who won Website – Information/Portal Award said: “The Competition on this year’s Awards was at very high level. Winning the Award gives the whole team a real confidence boost”.
Over the last four years, the Awards have rapidly grown in the popularity throughout the private rented sector, and finalists and winners alike believe that being a part of such a high profile industry accolade really helps their business to flourish.
Letting agent Sandra Widdrington, of Jigsaw Letting, who won the award for Yorkshire & the Humber, concurred that winning reaps great business benefits: “Following our win, we have had several editorials in both local and regional newspapers. This has led to many landlord and tenant enquiries, as they are assured that they will receive an excellent service from us.”
Oliver Romain, managing director of AEP Media Ltd who organise the Awards, was delighted
to hear such positive feedback: “When we launched the Landlord & Letting Awards in 2009, we knew it would have a positive impact on the sector, but the speed at which it has taken off is astounding. In our inaugural year, we received a couple of hundred entries across all categories. This figure almost tripled in 2010, which was a fantastic result in itself.
“To then have it double to over 1,000 entries for 2012/13 was almost beyond comprehension. But it just goes to prove that we are achieving what we set out to do. Receiving a Landlord & Letting
Award has the same impact as an Oscar does on a film star’s career: it puts them in the limelight and in demand!”
With so many entries to review, the judges spend a busy few months prior to the ceremony selecting the worthy winners. The panel for 2011/12, led by the editor of Landlord & Buy-to-Let
magazine, Oliver Romain, comprised...
highly respected industry professionals: Alan Ward, Chairman of the Residential Landlords Association; Peter Littlewood, director of the Southern
Landlords Association; Ian Potter, Operations manager of the Association of Residential Letting Agents; Marie Parris, property consultant and founder of George Ellis Property Service; Kate Faulkner, the owner of Design on Property; Carolyn Uphill, Non-Executive Director & Local Representative, National Landlords Association; Tom Entwistle, the Editor of LandlordZONE.
Next year’s Awards will be open for entries in the Spring, with the ceremony taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on the 28th of November 2013.
To submit any suggestions for new categories in 2013/14 please email Aga Melville, Marketing Manager at AEP Media Ltd: email@example.com.
Letting Agent of the Year – East
Letting Agent of the Year – London
Base Property Specialists Ltd
Letting Agent of the Year – North West
Letting Agent of the Year – South
Letting Agent of the Year – Wales
Angelwoods Residential Lettings and Property Management
Letting Agent of the Year – Scotland
24.7 Property Letting
Letting Agent of the Year – Yorkshire & The Humber
Letting Agent of the Year – National Agent
Association of the Year
Residential Landlords Association
Customer Service – Landlord
Customer Service – Letting Agent
CXG Property Services Ltd
Customer Service – Supplier
David Phillips Furniture
Customer Service – Specialist
Innovation – Supplier
Floodcheck Academy Ltd
Landlord of the Year – Executive/Professional Lets
Landlord of the Year – Green
Stewardson Developments Ltd
Landlord of the Year – HMO
Landlord of the Year – Social Housing
Places for People
Landlord of the Year – Student
Public Service – Local
Derventio Housing Trust
Public Service – Regional & National
Supplier – Furniture/Furnishings
Vivid Living Ltd
Supplier – Financial Products & Services
WTJ Insurance Brokers
Supplier – Specialist Supplier
Website – Information/Portal
Property Portfolio Software