Halifax Evening Courier: Estate agents scoop two more prestigious awards
Fri 04 Dec 2015
Independent Estate Agent Ryder & Dutton have scooped another two awards in the Negotiator's annual prestigious awards ceremony for 2015 following on from their success in 2014.
The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton on Park Lane was the venue once again for the event now known as the Property Party of The Year, celebrating the very best estate agencies, lettings agencies, auctioneers and property industry suppliers from across the United Kingdom.
The glittering event was generously sponsored by the Property Software Group. The host was the hilarious Alistair McGowan who gave a highly entertaining speech and then following 360 entries from across the country, presented the 33 Awards with the help of Grant Leonard from The Negotiator and an array of generous award sponsors.
Ryder & Dutton are estate agents, letting agents, valuers, auctioneers and property management specialists with a nineteen office network established for nearly 100 years, bringing buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords together across Northern and Eastern sectors of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and more recently the Rossendale Valley.
Ryder & Dutton were shortlisted for two categories that were judged by 18 leading industry specialists; the North West Agency of the Year and, notably, Large Estate Agency of the Year 2015. To make the shortlist once again was an honour, however the evening turned out to be truly memorable for Ryder & Dutton as they were voted Best Agency in the North West.
The judges said: "Highly innovative, refreshing, open minded and pushing every boundary - clear winners in their region!" Having been recognised as the best agent in the region, the company then went onto win the main award of the evening as they were crowned Large Agency of the Year 2015, retaining their title from 2014. The judges said it is: "An independent agency that stands at the forefront of estate agency technology whilst understanding the need for high quality customer care."
To scoop the coveted National award for Estate Agency of the Year for a second year running is a phenomenal achievement. Until recently the award has been retained by agents in London and the South of the country, so for a Northern based firm to be recognised by leading industry experts as the best agent in the country once again is an outstanding achievement. Ryder & Dutton were up against some stiff competition from three London based agents; Foxtons, Berefords and Marsh & Parsons.
The Directors of Ryder & Dutton said: "This is an outstanding achievement and one which cements our position as the area's leading agent. To be recognised as the Best Agent in the Country two years running is an incredible accolade and it is a great honour that we can bring the National title of Large Estate Agency of the Year back to the North. "It recognises the hard work, dedication and combined effort of everyone within our organisation and we wish to thank every
member of our team who has helped make 2015 another year to be extremely proud of!"