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Gascoigne Halman Named Best Agent in the Cheshire & North Wales Region

Photo Caption (L-R): Stephen Mangan, The Gascoigne Halman Team, and Richard Tucker. Independent estate agent, Gascoigne Halman is delighted to announce that they have won Relocation Agent Network’s prestigious 2014 Best Agent Cheshire & North Wales Regional Award at the Network’s annual National Conference, held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London on Friday 14 November.

The annual prize gives the winning agency the title of ‘Best Agent in the Cheshire & North Wales Region’ and is awarded on a number of criteria measuring the agent’s overall contribution to Relocation Agent Network, their ability to achieve customer satisfaction, a strong market share locally and a proven record of helping relocating buyers move both in and out of the area.

The National Conference culminated in an evening black tie Awards Dinner hosted by acclaimed comedy actor, Stephen Mangan, best known for his role as the delusional and arrogant anesthetist, Guy Secretan in the hit Channel 4 hospital sitcom, Green Wing. Currently he stars in the BBC 2 comedy, Episodes with Matt LeBlanc. Stephen announced Gascoigne Halman’s award win.

John Halman comments, “We are really proud to be named the region’s best Relocation Agent Network member as it recognises the hard work and combined effort of everyone here at Gascoigne Halman. The award win clearly demonstrates to our buying and selling customers that we are one of Cheshire’s leading estate agents.”

Richard Tucker, Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director said, “Gascoigne Halman’s outstanding customer service, independent business initiatives, local market share and commitment to our Network principles means that this award is thoroughly deserved. Congratulations to all the team at Gascoigne Halman.”

Information about Gascoigne Halman can be found by visiting their website http://www.gascoignehalman.co.uk/

Gascoigne Halman’s Lee Tickle Wins National ‘Employee of the Year’ Award

Lee Tickle and TM training and development’s Peter Chapman

Lee Tickle from Gascoigne Halman in Stockton Heath is celebrating after being awarded Relocation Agent Network’s Employee of the Year Award 2014. The accolade acknowledges the individual’s ability to continually go above and beyond their daily duties in providing the highest service to their customers.

The Employee of the Year Award, sponsored by TM training and development, was announced at the Network’s annual National Conference, held this year at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London on Friday 14 November. The Annual Conference and Awards Dinner includes an industry leading trade exhibition and has become one of the UK’s most prestigious estate agency events and a calendar highlight for Network members.

John Halman said, “Gascoigne Halman is delighted that Lee Tickle has been named Employee of the Year 2014. Lee is an invaluable member of the Stockton Heath team, continually demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism and continually going the extra mile for his customers.”

Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director, Richard Tucker said of the win, “The Employee of the Year Award recognises the high calibre of staff employed by our members. It’s a fantastic accolade for Gascoigne Halman and a great achievement for Lee, who has worked hard to be crowned 2014’s Employee of the Year.”

For further information, please contact Gascoigne Halman, 01925 860 400 or stocktonheath@gascoignehalman.co.uk

Gascoigne Halman shortlisted for 2 national estate agent awards

Gascoigne Halman is delighted to have been shortlisted for two national estate agent awards.

The leading independent estate agent has been shortlisted in the Relocation Agent Network (RAN) 2014 Best Agent in Cheshire & North Wales and Lee Tickle from the company’s Stockton Heath office has been shortlisted in Relocation Agent Network’s 2014 Employee of the Year Award.

RAN is an affiliation of the country’s leading independent estate agents who together make up the most influential estate agency force in Britain. RAN is backed by Cartus, the world’s largest relocation company.

By being part of the RAN alliance, Gascoigne Halman has the first opportunity to access the large number of purchasers moving into the area from other parts of the country through over 620 offices nationwide.

The Best Agent award is an annual prize for the agent that has consistently made the best overall contribution to the Network throughout the year. To reach this stage of the award agents must demonstrate excellent customer service, independent business initiatives, local market share and a commitment to the Relocation Agent Network principles.

Lee Tickle’s award acknowledges individuals who go above and beyond to provide the highest levels of customer service in their estate agency.

John Halman, Gascoigne Halman’s Managing Director said, “We are delighted to be shortlisted, especially as the awards recognise the hard work and combined effort, commitment and enthusiasm of our entire team.”

The winners will be announced on the 14th November at the RAN Awards Dinner in London.

Cheadle estate agent get thumbs up

Cheadle estate agent, Katy Bowden is celebrating after becoming an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist.

The accreditation was awarded to the Gascoigne Halman employee by Relocation Agent Network and is achieved by completing a comprehensive training programme, The Importance of Service.

Katy, a mother of two has worked at the Cheadle office of Gascoigne Halman since it opened nearly ten years ago.

Gascoigne Halman is part of Relocation Agent Network, a national network of independent estate agents who assist people to find a house when they are relocating. The Network introduced the training programme to ensure each of their members provides the very highest customer service to those relocating around the UK.

To gain her accreditation, Katie completed three phases of learning, starting with four training sessions on the importance of customer service. This was followed by three online seminars covering how best to help customers who are relocating around the UK.

Finally, Katie converted her theoretical learning into a practical skill set by delivering assistance to three relocating customers.

Peter Higham of Gascoigne Halman said, “We take staff development very seriously and Katy’s accreditation is a great example of what can be achieved when staff are supported properly to improve their skills. Of course, having a Relocation Agent Specialist in the team is also great for our relocating customers.”

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Peter presents Katy with her award

Estate agent zips it for charity

Didsbury estate agent, Markus Jolleys of Gascoigne Halman, took to the air on a zip wire once again last weekend, when he zipped 250 metres across Manchester’s iconic Ship Canal in aid of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

MJ Zip Wire

The daring feat saw Markus jump off the Air Shard at the Imperial War Museum, which is almost 100 feet high, zip across the Manchester Ship Canal and land right in front of the Lowry. The zip wire formed part of Markus’ year long campaign for Royal Manchester’s Children Hospital and raised over £100 for the charity. 

Commenting, Markus said, “Even though I’ve done a zip wire once before, I could feel that familiar feeling in the pit of my stomach and my legs turn to jelly as I looked down to observe the ground below. However, when you see the amazing views across Manchester and Media City you soon forgot about it – it’s such an exhilarating experience.”

Markus is also continuing to support local children’s hospice, Francis House, and is due to participate in their Festival of Christmas trees next month. The Festival of Christmas, which is being held at the Lowry Outlet Mall, will see over 40 decorated trees on display with a chance to bid for your favourite.

For more information on buying or selling your home, contact Markus at the Didsbury office of Gascoigne Halman on 0161 445 7474, or visit www.gascoignehalman.co.uk

Gascoigne Halman crowned Sunday Times silver winner

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Local independent estate agent, Gascoigne Halman, has once again been successful at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards which are run in association with The Sunday Times and The Times.

Gascoigne Halman collected the silver award for Best Medium Sized Estate Agency (Northern). This latest win comes hot on the heels of the estate agent winning Relocation Agent Network’s prestigious 2012 Best Agent Cheshire & North Wales Regional Award in November.

John Halman, managing director and fellow director Peter Higham travelled to London to collect the award at a glittering ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel. The pair were delighted to be presented with their award by Olympic swimmer, Rebecca Adlington, OBE.

The awards ceremony was the culminating event of a rigorous and thorough judging process carried out over a four month period by a panel of industry experts who assessed initial entry submissions before conducting an extensive review of the entrants which included hundreds of telephone interviews and mystery shopping exercises.

In making the award to Gascoigne Halman the judges commented on the company being ‘an extremely professional agency which has profound understanding of how to make a business work well.’ They also noted Gascoigne Halman’s commitment to customer service and their customer service charter. The judges went on to comment on the team being ‘prolific fundraisers’ and ‘working hard for charity’.

Commenting on the win, John Halman said, “We are absolutely delighted to once again have our work recognised by these prestigious awards. Receiving the award was a fitting end to what has been another successful year.

“The award bears testament to the dedication and hard work of the team and is a ringing endorsement for everything that we do.”

A website listing all the winning companies with comments from the judges as to why they won can be found at http://www.estateagencyoftheyear.com

Photo caption: Rebecca Adlington OBE, John Halman, Peter Higham and Athena Hubble, Sales Director Zoopla Property Group.

Gascoigne Halman adds to trophy cabinet

Photograph shows from left to right: Relocation Agent Network Managing Director, Richard Tucker; from Gascoigne Halman: Tim Halman, John Halman, Phillip Diggle, Markus Jolleys and Awards Dinner host, Rory Bremner

Estate agent Gascoigne Halman has added to its trophy cabinet with another win at a national awards ceremony.

Earlier this year the independent estate agent collected two silver awards at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times for best ‘Medium Sized Agency’ and ‘Prestige Property’. They have now won Relocation Agent Network’s prestigious 2012 Best Agent Cheshire & North Wales Regional Award at the Network’s 19th Annual Conference, held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London on Friday 16 November.

The prize was awarded on a number of criteria measuring the agent’s overall contribution to Relocation Agent Network, their ability to achieve customer satisfaction, a strong market share locally and a proven record of helping relocating buyers move both in and out of the area.

Gascoigne Halman received their award at the Conference’s glamorous black tie Awards Dinner. The evening was hosted by BAFTA-winning impressionist and comedian, Rory Bremner, who presented their award.

John Halman of Gascoigne Halman comments, “With a number of major employers and organisations in our area we are very active with relocations both in and out of the region and I am immensely proud that through the team’s endeavours we have been named the region’s best Relocation Agent Network estate agent.”

Richard Tucker, Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director said, “As members of Relocation Agent Network, a national network of independent estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales, our members promote their individual brand, but they are also encouraged to promote the Network as a whole. The 2012 Best Agent Cheshire & North Wales Regional Award is significant because it recognises the agent that has most successfully demonstrated great customer service, independent business initiatives, local market share and their commitment to the Relocation Agent Network principles.”

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