Business is clearly doing well at franchise operation Belvoir. The company has just held a very posh conference and awards bash at a stately home in Oxfordshire, with 32 gongs up for grabs and a new Mini for the raffle winner.
All companies need a little team building activity and arguably, franchised businesses need it more than others as they know they are part of something big – 300 offices across the UK – but running their own business within the group.
This event obviously made everyone feel very much part of a team, with a full day conference with a range of key note speakers, Dorian Gonsalves, COO, said, “this year our keynote speakers were simply outstanding.
“The theme was ‘What If’ and we chose this because we wanted to give our franchisees innovative and inspirational advice that will help them to provide their clients with world-class levels of customer service, which will really take their businesses forward to the next level.”
The 2017 Belvoir Conference was held at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire (pictured, below), followed by a black tie champagne dinner. Comedian and author Gyles Brandreth (pictured, left), provided after dinner entertainment and also hosted the awards.
“The evening culminated in the presentation of Belvoir’s two top awards,” said Dorian. “The first was the Gold Award for Belvoir New Franchise of the Year, which was won by Luke Marchbanks from Belvoir Bournemouth.
“He is one of our youngest franchisees, only joining the company just over a year ago, but Luke is extremely ambitious and actually started his business with an acquisition.
“Within three days of rebranding to Belvoir Bournemouth he had over 100 boards up and is currently achieving phenomenal results in both sales and lettings. We are very excited about what the future holds for this young entrepreneur.”
Karyn and Kevin win Franchisee of the Year
“The finale was the presentation of the Belvoir Gold Award for Franchise of the Year, which was won by Karyn and Kevin Kelley of Belvoir Haywards Heath (pictured, left).
Since joining Belvoir this very likeable husband and wife team have achieved every target they have ever set, and are also incredibly generous with the time they give to new franchisees and the help they give to Central Office with various projects and innovations.
It is only a couple of years since Kevin and Karyn won Belvoir New Franchise of the Year, and tonight they also won Bronze for Group Contribution. We are very proud of Kevin and Karyn and all that they have achieved – they are highly deserving of Belvoir’s top accolade and I wish them every success for the future.”
Congratulations to all. We look forward to seeing Belvoir franchisees at The Negotiator Awards.