Doncaster Estate and Lettings Agent, Galley Properties, are celebrating their unprecedented success at this year’s Negotiator Awards. The prestigious event, organised by the industry’s only trade magazine – The Negotiator, is the leading awards programme for estate and letting agents in the UK. On Friday 26th November the ‘Property party of the year’ took place at London’s premier venue, The Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in Mayfair. Galley Properties were in attendance after securing places on four out of a possible four shortlists. They finished the evening celebrating two Gold award wins and one Bronze.
Over 1000 guests from every corner of the UK were in attendance and TV presenter, comedian and celebrity, Rob Beckett was on hand to present the trophies to the winners. Galley Properties were centre stage to accept their Gold awards for Property Management Department of the Year – UK and Small Estate Agency of the Year – UK. In addition to this they also secured a Bronze award for Yorkshire and The Humber Agency of the Year.
Sadly 2020 saw the Covid related postponement of the Awards, but the event returned – stronger than ever. This year saw a record level of entries to the Awards, which is astonishing against the pandemic backdrop. The Negotiator commented that the entries too were of particularly high standard this year with outstanding efforts in the bigger classes, such as Small Estate Agency of the Year – a category Galley Properties went on to win. The Negotiator Awards, once again, lived up to its reputation of the Property Party of the Year. Across the day and evening the event proved itself once again, to be the biggest, best-supported and best quality event for estate and letting agents in the UK.
In total, 33 categories were awarded with trophies and commendations handed to 77 agencies and suppliers. Rob Beckett was joined on stage by The Negotiator Publishing Director, Grant Leonard. After announcing the 2021 winners he said, “this has been a great evening of excitement and celebration, seeing the best in the business recognised and rewarded after such turbulent times. The significance and importance of the Awards should not be underestimated, they prove that the industry is thriving and positive, and we can’t wait to see what success 2022 brings”.
Following their success, Galley Properties Director, Teresa Galley commented “we are simply over the moon that we won several awards this year, it’s our biggest win to date. I take pride in the fact that all of our departments have been recognised for their tremendous effort in what has been a difficult couple of years for the industry. Both the sales and lettings parts of our business won a trophy which goes to show just how hard everyone works for all our customers, whether that’s selling a house or helping a landlord.”
With regards to property sales, she continued “the Small Estate Agency of the Year award is particularly great because it’s such a hard fought category and covers all of the single branch agencies in the UK. Everyone in the sales team is so happy that their outstanding effort has been rewarded and they can now call themselves the best in the UK. We have a really strong team and we offer our customers lots of extras that other agents don’t – I’m sure that was a factor in our amazing win.”
For lettings and property management, Teresa added “We started 13 years ago as a lettings business and ever since then we have continued to grow and perfect what we do. The Gold award for being the best Property Management Department of the Year out of all the UK just goes to show how far we have come. Helping Landlords and Tenants is often a difficult and complex job, but as a company we provide the support and training that give our staff the knowledge and confidence to deliver a brilliant service. I’m really proud of everything we have achieved in both sales and lettings and we are looking forward to finding out what 2022 will bring. Well done team Galley!”