We are so proud to have been shortlisted for the Community Champion of the Year Award.
The Negotiator Awards is organised by Propertydrum Ltd, publisher of The Negotiator Magazine In its 13-year existence.
It has established itself as the leading awards programme, often known as The Oscars for estate and letting agents in the UK and their suppliers.
Sadly 2020 saw the postponement, but this year the event returns stronger than ever.
The awards are judged by a panel of 21 industry leaders and residential property experts.
Announcing the 2021 shortlist, Publishing Director Grant Leonard said
“The significance and importance of the awards is reflected in the high quality and quantity of entries we’ve seen this year, proving that the industry is thriving and positive, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19”.
''Our judging process is the most robust, open and transparent process of any property awards, meaning that winning really demonstrates to the industry and your customers that you are the best. Thanks to our judges for their diligence and hard work analysing the hundreds of entries.”
We’re looking forward to the big reveal on the 26th of November, at what promises to be a fantastic night at Grosvenor House, Park Lane London.
When we first talked about starting up our own estate agency, giving back to the community was very important to us and is something we have achieved from our opening day.
Here are some of the things we have worked on throughout our first year.
Offical Club Sponsors
We are the first ever club sponsors for Buckden Junior FC as well as the shirt sponsors for the under 12's team, the Raptors Black. During our launch offer, we gave £50 to Buckden Junior FC for every house that came on the market with us across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. We now run two community campaigns with the club the first, for every house we sell in Buckden 5% of our fee on completion goes to the club. Secondly, for any sellers that don't live in the area but want to help give back to this amazing Grassroots Club, they can mention Buckden Junior FC at their appointment and we will make sure 5% of the final selling fee goes to them.
The club have benefitted so far with training equipment for the coaches and players as well as two pitch markers and paint.
The 3 Pillars
Our winter coat campaign for the 3 Pillars Feeding the Homeless charity was a great success during the run up to Christmas 2020. We managed to collect 139 coats in three weeks so thank you to everyone who kindly donated.
Working in The Little Paxton Community
We sponsored Little Paxton's Paxfest by paying for the family magician, a really lovely event run by so many volunteers. It was great to see so many enjoying themselves. We have also been guest judges for two of the Little Paxton Autumn Flower and Vegetable contests where we voted and provided prizes.
Easter eggs were provided for the children at Buckden Preschool Playgroup.
Charity Football Match & Raffle
Our biggest fundraiser to date, was in aid of Hinchingbrooke Hospitals Children's Emergency Department, to help raise money for a 3D Interactive projector. We held a sponsored football match against the coaches of Buckden Junior FC as well as a raffle with many amazing prizes donated by local businesses. In total £5042 was raised from raffle tickets, gate entry and donations.
We plan to keep doing loads more in the community for the rest of 2021 into 2022, so please stay tuned for future projects.
For us, it’s not about winning. To have been shortlisted with so many agents across the UK working within their communities is enough recognition.
Thank you again to all our clients, friends and family and the community for their support in what has been a very successful first year in business.
Keep your fingers crossed for us and we will let you know more about the event nearer the time.
Barry & Laura