UK Relocation Agent Network 24th National Conference and Awards
Posted by: Richard Tucker, Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Relocation Agent Network members have been handpicked to help Cartus move relocating families into and out of areas in England, Scotland and Wales. Last week, Network members travelled to London from all over the country to attend the 24th Relocation Agent Network National Conference and Awards.
This is a must-attend event for members and over 425 delegates learnt from a carefully selected line-up of keynote speakers: motivational speaker Hamish Taylor, economist Roger Martin-Fagg and Jeff Grout, a leading expert in employee recruitment and retention.
This year’s event saw the introduction of a new format that offered delegates the chance to choose workshops and/or speed sharing roundtables as part of their conference attendance. From lettings and compliance, to effective phone calls and employee engagement, each one was hosted by an expert in their field. The new format gave delegates and facilitators the opportunity to share and exchange great industry tips, innovations, and best practices.
The day also included a large trade exhibition of some of the industry’s leading suppliers.
In the lead-up to the event, the Conference App gave attendees the chance to network with one another and on the day, the App allowed delegates to take part in live polling and Q&A sessions, to really enhance the ‘delegate experience’.
And the Winner is...
The Conference ended with an evening black tie Awards Dinner hosted by UK comedian and presenter, Sue Perkins. Celebrating members’ achievements over the last 12 months, 27 award winners were announced on the night including our most coveted accolade, the Agent of the Year. Awarded to the estate agent who has most excelled in leading the field of estate agency and network standards, Pygott & Crone from the East Midlands, was crowned the 2017 Agent of the Year [pictured]! Huge congratulations to all of this year’s winners.
When Cartus launched Relocation Agent Network back in 1994, the vision was to create a UK network of ‘Local Experts’ that would guide relocating families through the home buying and selling process. Today, that ‘Local Expert’ ethos still remains, with just one estate agent in any given area selected to join. This strictly invitation-only membership means Cartus can be confident that each Relocation Agent Network member is the Local Expert in their area.
In an ever-changing industry, each selected Relocation Agent Network member continues to provide the highest customer service to our UK clients and their international assignees. Find out more about Relocation Agent Network and our Local Experts across England, Scotland and Wales.