A LETTINGS agency in Huddersfield has scooped a gold award.
Belvoir Lettings, which has an office at John William Street in the town centre, was named best lettings agency franchise in the annual Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in London.
Operations director Dorian Gonsalves accepted the award from comedian Ruby Wax at a ceremony in London.
Judges cited stringent standards and the appointment of high calibre franchisees as the main reasons for Belvoir’s success, adding: “The company’s business formula is proven to work and we are delighted to award Belvoir Lettings the gold.”
Belvoir chief executive Mike Goddard said: “I’m hugely proud of what Belvoir has achieved. Gaining this kind of recognition is great for the business and will provide a boost for the 140-plus network of franchisees which operate the Belvoir brand throughout the entire country.
“We always strive to meet the highest of standards and winning this award proves that we are reaching our goals.”
Belvoir has weathered the recession and plans to launch another 20 franchises this year.
Mr Goddard said the general consumer trend was for the public to use well-established and respected franchised companies which offered the security of guaranteed service levels backed by a large network.
Since its formation in 1994, Belvoir has created one of the UK’s leading franchises and has won a wide range of accreditations and awards, both corporately and for individual franchisees within its national network.