At the end of 2012 , an East Midlands letting and estate agents has won a prestigious national award in recognition of its achievements in the lettings market across the East Midlands. Nicholas Humphreys (www.nicholashumphreys.com), which has a head office in Loughborough and four further offices in Loughborough, Leicester, Derby and Burton-on-Trent, won Independent Lettings Agency of the Year (1-5 offices) in The Negotiator Awards 2012 – run by the leading publication for residential agents.
The annual awards see estate and lettings agents from all over the UK compete for titles including Independent Estate Agency of the Year and National Estate Agent of the Year. The recent ceremony took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane and was judged by a top panel of industry experts including chairman of The Property Ombudsman Bill McClintock and president elect of the National Association of Estate Agents Jan Hytch.
Speaking about the award, CEO Nicholas Humphreys said: “The Negotiator Awards is a highly-recognised and respected event in the annual calendar in the residential agents industry, so to achieve an award win is a real coup for us. We’re thrilled to have been recognised and the award is testament to the hard work put into the business and the fantastic team here."
“We feel we’ve made real headway in an industry undoubtedly hit by the challenging economic climate, and we’ve done this without making any staff cuts – in fact, we’ve recruited new people over the last few years to facilitate company growth. One of our single biggest achievements has been the franchising of the business, and we’ve also undertaken a company re-brand and invested £25,000 into the website to add functions such as an iPhone applications, Google earth, online tenant applications and payments, to name a few,” he added.
Nicholas Humphreys’ award success could also be attributed to the social responsibility the company demonstrates. An avid supporter of local charities such as a local disabled school and boxing club, the majority of its charity funds goes to Rainbows – a local run children’s hospice to which it donated £5,500 this year raised by its golf day auction, as well as £10,000 from it's summer ball.
Grant Leonard at The Negotiator said: “Each year the entries get better and this year was no different. We saw some fantastic submissions for all of the categories, so competition was stiff. Nicholas Humphreys’ entry showed real innovation and so their award win was thoroughly deserved – well done to them!”
Full details on the awards can be found at www.the-negotiator.co.uk.
Nicholas Humphreys voted UK Independent Letting Agent of the Year by the Negotiator
Nicholas Humphreys Estate and Lettings Agents are proud to be full members of the British Franchise Association.