29 Apr Estate agency group raises the bar
Stamford estate agent Jason Treadwell has been named top performing franchisee of the year in Newton Fallowell’s annual awards.
The award for best property sales performance went to Newton Fallowell’s Newark franchisees Neil and Jude Sime, with Grantham Lettings franchisees Jackie and Iain Angus securing the award for top performing lettings office; both recording their third successive win.
The announcements were made at a black tie dinner for members of the fast-growing Midlands estate agency network, which now stretches from the West Midlands to the east coast of Lincolnshire.
Staff from across the group came together to celebrate record growth across the brand, which has seen a 60% increase in the number of franchises since the last annual conference.
Speaking after the awards, top franchisee Jason Treadwell said: “From a cold start opening in Stamford in 2014, when we went head-to-head against 19 high street-based estate agents who were already selling in the town, we are now out-selling our nearest competitor by double the number of sales. Independent figures show we are now responsible for 1 in 4 property sales locally, with 28.4% of the sold market. Our nearest competitor stands at 14.2%.”
He added: “It’s been an amazing journey, and we have already opened a further franchise in nearby Oakham, also from a cold start, and after just four months we are ranked second in the town for sales and new listings. This award bears my name, but it’s not just about me, the team have been crucial, as well as the backing of my family.”
Said franchise director David Spackman: “This year was our biggest ever conference, with our newly extended family coming together for the first time since the West Midlands’ based Goodchilds chain joined us. We now have 45 branches, and the conference is a great opportunity for everyone to share and learn from what’s happening elsewhere in the group, as well as a route to setting out the strategy for the year ahead.”
Founded in 1999 by CEO Mark Newton, Newton Fallowell quickly became the largest independent estate agency across the East Midlands, providing property sales and letting, surveying, in–house conveyancing and mortgage advice. It has been part of the Belvoir Lettings PLC property group since 2015.
All the winners:
|Best New Franchise 2016||Leicester Forest East|
|Most Improved Lettings Franchise 2016||Retford|
|Most Improved Sales Franchise 2016||Market Deeping|
|Lettings Franchise of the Year 2016||Grantham|
|Sales Franchise of the Year 2016||Newark|
|Goodchilds Lettings Franchise of the Year 2016||Bloxwich|
|Goodchilds Sales Franchise of the Year 2016||Stoke on Trent|
|Franchisee of the Year 2016||Jason Treadwell|
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About Newton Fallowell
Founded in 1999 by CEO Mark Newton, an estate agent and industry specialist since 1976, Newton Fallowell now has 45 branches and is part of the Belvoir PLC property group with branches from Telford to Boston, and from Retford down to Leicester. Services include property sales and letting, surveying, in–house conveyancing and mortgage advice.