Lednor & Company returns from National Estate Agency Conference & Exhibition

The Event 
The event included three keynote sessions including; David Meade, a world-class international corporate speaker and performer, who discussed how to find and retain the best employees and how to achieve results in the toughest of climates; learning and development guru Malcolm Smith helped delegates understand how to maintain value during a negotiation; and mathematician and ex-Funds Manager, Darren Shirlaw provided an economic forecast for the next five years, including how Brexit will impact the housing market. 

Following its successful introduction last year, this year’s event format included speed sharing roundtables and workshops, each one hosted by an expert in their field. From compliance and innovative technology, to marketing and effective communication, the new format gave delegates the opportunity to choose the topics that they wanted to learn more about. 

The event culminated in a black tie Awards Dinner hosted by well-known comedian and TV presenter, Katherine Ryan, who presented awards to the night’s winning estate agents, including the most coveted Agent of the Year accolade. 

Who Are Relocation Agent Network? 
Relocation Agent Network specially selects each of its members, basing criteria on quality of service, local knowledge and professionalism. Affiliated to Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, Relocation Agent Network members help Cartus move relocating families in and out of areas across England, Scotland and Wales. This offers Lednor & Company's customers an additional channel of buyers when selling their property. 

Lednor & Company’s director Andrew Barber said: “We always return from the Relocation Agent Network National Conference and Exhibition with some fantastic business ideas and innovations and we’re looking forward to putting what we learnt this year, into practice, to help our customers meet their buying and selling needs.” 

For further information, please contact Andrew Barber, Lednor & Company, 01279 505055/sales@lednor.co.uk.

Relocation Agent Network is a national network of selected estate agents with offices in England, Scotland and Wales. Cartus is a leading global relocation services provider, assisting more than 162,000 relocating employees worldwide every year.

The Conference award winners were: 
1. Employee of the Year – Gail Furnival (Barbers) 
2. Newcomer of the Year – Drivers & Norris 
3. Best Agent Regional Award 
– Central: Richard James 
– Cheshire & North Wales: Barbers 
– East Anglia & Essex: Thomas Morris 
– East Midlands: Pygott & Crone Estate Agents 
– Greater London: Gibbs Gillespie 
– North East: J W Wood 
– North West: Pettys 
– Scotland: Maloco & Associates 
– South: White & Guard 
– South East: Miles & Barr 
– South Wales: Dawsons 
– South West: Webbers 
– Thames Valley: Homes Estate Agents 
– West: Castles 
– West Midlands: Andrew Grant 
– Yorkshire: Maxwell Hodgson 
4. Customer Relocation Award: 
– Category A: Pygott & Crone Estate Agents 
– Category B: Webbers 
– Category C: Thomas Morris 
– Category D: Gibbs Gillespie 
– Category E: Richard James 
– Category F: Victorstone 
– Category G: Graham Butt 
– Category H: David Evans 
– Category I: Drivers & Norris 
5. Agent of the Year 2018 – Richard James