Encore staff in the company’s Berkshire office are celebrating after picking up an award for Managing Agent of the Year at the annual Thames Valley Property Awards (TVPA) last week.
Held at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on 2 May 2019, the TVPA attracted one of its largest audiences ever with almost 700 property professionals in attendance. A total of 16 awards were presented during the evening which was hosted by TV presenter and former England rugby international Martin Bayfield. Honours included Town/City of the Year (won by Reading), the Workplace Award (won by Make-A-Wish Foundation), and Housebuilder of the Year (won by Shanly Homes).
Organised and run by The Business Magazine for the past six years, the TVPA has firmly established itself as the premier awards programme for the region which stretches across parts of Greater London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey. Entries were judged on the basis of testimonials and case studies, with judges looking primarily for best practice, innovation and a professional approach.
Peter Laurie, head of client relations at The Business Magazine, said: “Looking at the strong nominations it’s been a good year. Developers, agents, planners, consultants, property lawyers, dealmakers are testament to the velocity of the Thames Valley property market.”
Encore Director and co-founder Neil Robinson commented: “It’s the first time we’ve entered these awards and we’re delighted to win, especially in front of such an amazing audience. One of the services that sets us apart is our online portal that allows customers easy access to their accounts and the information they want, whilst our ARMA-Q consumer protection accreditation is the highest standard there has ever been in the industry. For us, it’s all about promising high levels of customer service - and delivering them.”
On the night, guests donated £12,500 for Maidenhead-based charity Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, which supports children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families. Fundraising at the Thames Valley Property Awards over the last six years has raised more than £50,000 for the charity.