To win an ‘Estate Agency of the Year’ award once is quite an achievement; to win it three times in successive years is something else.
Managing director Russell Manning said it reflected the hard work his team had put in.
“This is testament to the dedication and hard work of our team of property professionals.
“In December, for the third year running, we were awarded ‘Gold Medium Northern Estate Agency’ at the prestigious (and highly competitive) awards in association with The Sunday Times.
“Over 5,000 estate agency offices throughout the UK entered the awards but only the very ‘best of the best’ walk away with the trophies.
“The awards are now in their tenth year and firmly established as the most sought-after and difficult to win accolades in the industry.
Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer said: “This ceremony is the culminating event of a rigorous and thorough judging process carried out by a panel of industry experts including hundreds of telephone interviews and mystery- shopping exercises.”
Commenting that Manning Stainton won this category in 2011, 2012 and now 2013 the judges’ report noted: “The drive to raise the bar even higher in a competitive market can only bring great things for this business and the consumer.”
Chairman of the organisers, Peter Knight, in congratulating Manning Stainton on three successive wins, said: “We have a competition that is without question the most sought-after prize in the industry.”
He added: “Each year the quality and quantity of entries considerably increases and the winners can be very proud in the knowledge they have beaten some seriously good competitors.”