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Fine & Country Win Top Industry Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Wed 30 October 2013

Fine & Country is delighted to announce its fifth consecutive win at the International Property Awards 2013 for ‘Best Real Estate Agency Marketing UK’.


From left, Richard Combellack, Fine & Country’s Marketing & IT Director, Mike Bidwell, Head of Recruitment for Fine & Country, Emilie Despois, Fine & Country Marketing Manager, Chris Rees, Manager of Fine & Country Mid-Wales, Colin Shairp, Director of Fine & Country Southern Hampshire and finally Zoe Herbert, Sales Manager at Fine & Country Mid-Wales.

Despite being in just its 11th year, the Fine & Country brand have grown from strength to strength, surpassing long established estate agencies with its innovative use of tailored marketing tools and approach to lifestyle marketing. The awards, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, Gaggenau and Yamaha, mark the end to an incredible year for Fine & Country, having opened 22 new offices in just 12 months throughout the UK and Europe.

Not only retaining this fantastic 5 year reign, Fine & Country Homes from McCartneys won their category in Best Real Estate Agency for Mid Wales, with associates Zoe Herbert and Chris Rees in attendance to collect the impressive accolade. Fine & Country’s Marketing & IT Director Richard Combellack says: “I am so proud of how far the company has grown in such a short space of time. I would like to thank all of my team and agents across the network for their continued support and we can’t wait to take on the world in the international entry in December.”

The International Property Awards ceremony and gala banquet took place at The Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday 18th October. Now in its 19th year, the awards are billed as being the property industry's most prestigious programme. No other estate agency has won such a prolific award 5 years in a row, making history within the industry. Leading the way in the luxury sector, Fine & Country are now positioned as one of the most innovative and successful luxury brands in the UK.

Fine & Country’s cutting-edge estate agency marketing stands apart from the standard industry approach and believes a special property requires a more sophisticated and intelligent form of promotion. Fine & Country’s Managing Director Malcolm Lindley says: “I am so proud to have won this award for 5 years in a row now, which is a huge accolade to our culture of creative and intelligent marketing. Never standing still, our dedicated team have concentrated on the consistent improvement and development of the brand in every aspect of marketing, communication and relationship management, never afraid to explore new avenues, rise to challenges and to ‘boldly going where no brand has gone before!’”
“Fine & Country offices all over the world take great pride in this recognition and in the delivery of our marketing message to bring people, property and places together, taking care along the way to enhance the character and location of every property of which we are privileged to be instructed.”

Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards, says, “In such a highly industrialised region as the United Kingdom, the standards for excellence are very high.  These winning companies have stood out from the crowd by creating unique and innovative properties that elevate the character and appearance of UK towns and cities.”

As the UK winner for ‘Best Real Estate Agency Marketing UK’, Fine & Country has been entered into the overall International Awards which takes place in December. As international winners, Fine & Country shall compete on a global level to be deemed one of the best property companies in the world at these awards. Managing Director, Malcolm Lindley continues: “Hopefully we will also retain our world title of the World's Best Estate Agency Marketing Award for the fifth year running as well.”

About International Property Awards
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe.  Since 1995, they have celebrated the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry.  The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, UK and USA.  The highest-scoring winners from each region are automatically entered into the overall International Awards, which ultimately determine the world’s finest properties and real estate professionals.

Fine & Country is a global network of licensed real estate offices specialising in the marketing, sale and rental of luxury residential properties.  The company has offices in 275 locations around the world including in the UK, Dubai, Egypt, France, Malta, Mauritius, Namibia, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, South Africa and West Africa. Fine & Country won Best Estate Agency Marketing and Best International Estate Agency Marketing in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 at the International Property Awards.

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