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Guild Members Go for Gold

Guild Members Go for Gold

CEO Comments Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals 25th October 2022

The Guild Network is proudly made up of successful and hard-working independent agents from across the UK, a fact that is proven each year when award season comes around. This year, 40 offices, groups or people from the network have been shortlisted in The Negotiator Awards 2022.

There will be a grand gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 25th November 2022 to announce the winners of these well-regarded awards, and in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, there will also Highly Commended accolades in the categories which received a greater number of entries. The network’s lucrative performance at The ESTAS on Friday 14th October puts them in good stead for the coming ceremony, with Guild Members receiving 73 awards in total, alluding to another fruitful awards in November.

Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals, was selected as part of a stellar panel of judges, made up of industry leaders and experts with the reputation of being among the highest achievers in residential property. Also on the panel was Richard Combellack, Chief Commercial Officer at BriefYourMarket, a company which, similarly to The Guild, is part of the nurtur.group. There was also a process of mystery shopping of some entrants, undertaken by KnowYourMarket, a leading market research nurtur.group company specialising in the property sector. 

McKenzie commented on the network’s achievements saying, “being shortlisted in the UK’s leading independent awards programme is no mean feat, and reaching this stage in the awards is something to be celebrated. Our Members continue to demonstrate market-leading skills and service which sees them rewarded for their efforts by being decorated at ceremonies such as The Negotiator Awards. Being asked to judge some of the categories was a great honour and being involved in the process highlighted just how high the standards are in agency in 2022, I very much look forward to finding out who has been awarded with some of the accolades this year.”

Full list of Guild Members shortlisted: 

 

Rising Star of the Year

Ben Dickinson – ME Estates

Lorren Mullen – Wilsons Auctions

 

Community Champion of the Year

C residential

DOMVS

Grey & Co.

John Bray

Thomas Morris

Urban Village

 

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Kent Estate Agencies

 

Website of the Year

Benjamin Stevens

Williams & Goodwin

 

Employer of the Year

Gibbs Gillespie

 

Residential Auction Service of the Year

Wilsons Auctions

 

Property Management Department of the Year

Benjamin Stevens

Davidson Estates

 

Property Management Company of the Year

Benjamin Stevens

 

Land & New Homes Specialist of the Year

Davidson Estates

 

Sustainable Agency of the Year

Alexander May

 

Regional Agency of the Year: East Midlands & West Midlands

Davidson Estates

 

Regional Agency of the Year: East of England

Kingsleigh Residential

Thomas Morris

 

Regional Agency of the Year: South East

Bright & Bright

Foundation Estate Agents

 

Regional Agency of the Year: South West

DOMVS

Steve Gooch Estate Agents

 

Regional Agency of the Year: Wales

Archer & Co.

Kelvin Francis

 

Regional Agency of the Year: Northern Ireland

CPS

Homes Independent

John Minnis

 

Lettings Agency of the Year (Small)

Davidson Estates

Drivers & Norris

 

Lettings Agency of the Year (Medium)

CPS

 

Estate Agency of the Year (Small)

Davidson Estates

Drivers & Norris

Foundation Estate Agents

 

Estate Agency of the Year (Medium)

Archer & Co.

CPS

Thomas Morris

Williams & Goodwin

 

Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals

Iain McKenzie is the CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals and is responsible for the direction and management of the brand plus offering support to the network of over 800 Guild Members. Iain is a highly established estate agent and business leader, with over 30 years of industry experience and a strong entrepreneurial background. He has led and managed teams to success, as a business owner, Franchise Director and MD for a large corporation. Iain has 30 years’ agency experience starting within the industry at 17 on a youth training scheme in Devon. He quickly progressed through the ranks, and at 26 he became a Regional Manager. Three years later, he set up an independent estate agency, called Complete Property Services, and became a Member of The Guild of Property Professionals. This was his first encounter with The Guild and was extremely impressed with the services that were offered. In 2011, he joined a large corporate as Managing Director, which grew year-on-year

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