Top award for Wardhaugh

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A Tayside Lettings Agency was described as an ‘untouchable business’ as it was awarded bronze in the ‘Best Scotland Lettings Agency’ category at a glitzy ceremony held in London last week for The Lettings Agency of the Year Awards.

A Tayside lettings agency has been described as ‘one to watch’ after it picked up a bronze in the ‘Best Scotland Lettings Agency’ category at a national awards ceremony.

Wardhaugh Property, which has properties across Dundee and Angus triumphed against large, national agencies at the UK-wide Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in London to scoop the prestigious prize.

The Lettings Agency of the Year Awards, in association with the Times and the Sunday Times, celebrate the best of the best in the industry across the United Kingdom, and is the only awards event solely focussed on lettings.

In a difficult to judge category, Wardhaugh Property was hailed as ‘one to watch’ and praised for offering great value-for-money service for both landlords and tenants. The judges also commented that the company ‘punches well above its weight’ and ‘manages to achieve great things’ in the Tayside area.

Demonstrating the value of locally based, independent agents in rural areas, the judges went on to praise the small agency for its high-level community presence and strong participation in local initiatives, noting Wardhaugh’s excellent drop-in service and advice evenings for customers.

Director Amanda Wiewiorka was personally recognised by the judges for her legislative knowledge and dedication towards improving industry standards. Her unrivalled experience, expertise and passion for the industry and location were also mentioned as key winning qualities.

The judges went on to say how strongly they felt about Wardhaugh Property and that the ‘panel looks forward to seeing even more great things in the future’.

The awards ceremony took place in London at The Lancaster London Hotel on Friday, June 10, and saw the top lettings agencies from throughout the UK gather to find out who had been judged to be the best of the best. This year’s celebrity speaker was former rugby union player and coach, Sir Clive Woodward.

Katrine Sporle, Property Ombudsman and Chair of the judging panel, said: “It was an enormous privilege to be invited, as Property ombudsman, to chair the judging panel for these important awards. I was hugely impressed with the quality and quantity of entrants. My personal congratulations to the winners and my thanks to the judging panel.”

Amanda Wiewiorka, Director of Wardhaugh Property, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded bronze in the Best Scotland Lettings Agency category and we’re really excited about our future.

“It is great to hear the feedback from the judges and how strongly they felt about Wardhaugh. We have a brilliant team in Arbroath and Forfar and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and dedication to our customers.”