- Tue 23 Dec 2014
There was rather a lot of anticipation, a few nerves, but most of all genuine excitement at this year’s Awards Ceremony at Bradleys Estate Agents Head Office on 19th December. The usual format saw the Bradleys staff arrive in their black ties and party dresses whether they were from the western reaches of St Ives in Cornwall, the mid region of Torbay and Exeter or the eastern end of the Bradleys spectrum of Taunton in Somerset.
It is safe to say that the bar was set incredibly high with the standard of performance throughout the year from individuals and offices alike as, quite simply, outstanding. Having been awarded the title of ‘The Best in the UK’ for second year in a row from the independent review website, allAgents, what else would you expect?
The compere for the evening was Director, Mike Dibble who started off celebrating those incredibly loyal staff who have been with the company 20 years; Tracy Manning, (Torquay), Karen Griffiths, (Paignton), Karen Richardson, (Torquay), Diana Simmons, (Budleigh Salterton) and Sharon Webber (Paignton). Following the 20 year service awards were those celebrating 10 years with the company; James Carden (Teignmouth) Anne Fidler (Exmouth), Elizabeth Lee (Exmouth), Will Mullen (Paignton), Neil Bailey ( IT Manager), Sue Parker (Customer Services) and Claire Taylor (Plymouth Mannamead).
The atmosphere was electric and 150 strong audience were well and truly warmed up when the announcement for the Luxury Homes Office of the Year presented by Director, Richard Greetham, was awarded to the Budleigh Salterton office. This award was followed by Bradleys Manager of the Year presented by Managing Director, Francis Marshall and awarded to Newquay’s Michelle Rich. Office of the Year, which is always hotly contested, was narrowed down to a top three of Paignton, Newquay and Brixham. The winner was announced with Brixham being triumphant and a rather enthusiastic Manager in Christopher Mitchell and his team collecting the award from Commercial Director, Lyndon Bent.
The final award of the evening, Employee of the Year, was presented by Group Chairman, Brian Bradley, with 10 nominees all fully justified for being seen as the cream of the crop in 2014. After a tense build up it was awarded to one of the company’s longest serving members of staff, Cathy Nickels from the Exeter City Centre office.
The awards were followed by a buffet and disco as well as the traditional Christmas Charity Raffle. This years sponsored charity, The Pituitary Foundation, were delighted to hear that the tickets sold out in record time with many disappointed attendees not able to secure a ticket. Having raised over £500 in less than an hour, taking the total for the year to approximately £7,500!
Brian Bradley commented ‘The Awards Ceremony was taken to a new level this year, the competition for awards is tougher than ever, the quality of staff higher than ever and therefore, Bradleys are positioned to go into the New Year to provide a better service than ever’.
Bradleys Marketing Manager