New heights for Belvoir

The past 12 months have been highly successful for Belvoir. Now established as one of the UK’s largest specialist residential lettings agencies, the company celebrates its top 10 highlights of the year…

1) November 2009 Industry experts name Mike Goddard (pictured right bottom with Stephanie Goddard) as Leader of the Year at the 2009 Negotiator Awards.

2) February 2010
Belvoir statistics reveal a rise in rental figures for the first months of 2010. Tenant demand continues to rise throughout the year.

3) April 2010
Belvoir appoints top marketing professional Reena Patel (pictured right top) to manage Belvoir’s national marketing strategy.

4) April 2010
Mike Goddard is appointed to the Board of Directors of The Property Ombudsman.

5) June 2010
Belvoir wins the Gold Award for Best Lettings Agency franchise 2010 at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times.

6) July 2010
After celebrating his 61st birthday Mike Goddard takes on the role of Chairman and appoints Operations Director, Dorian Gonsalves as Managing Director. Dorian says: “I’m delighted, proud, excited – all of these emotions rolled into one. I can’t express how pleased I am with our past achievements, and what lies ahead for the future.”

7) September 2010
The newly designed Belvoir ‘To Let’ boards are unveiled and launched nationwide.

8) A new Belvoir iPhone app is launched and Belvoir properties become available on Google’s free property search:

9) September 2010
Three Belvoir franchise owners are finalists in the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, sponsored by HSBC and Express Newspapers. Wayne Mearns (Southend-on-Sea & Basildon), and husband and wife team Pamela Schure and Colin Belton (Cumbria) win regional finalist awards, after outstanding presentations to the judges.

10) Belvoir is shortlisted as National Lettings Agency of the Year in the Negotiator Awards 2010 and the Landlord & Letting Awards 2010 in the national Lettings Agent of the Year category.

Going forward…
Belvoir MD Dorian Gonsalves plans to evolve the network into the UK’s number one lettings agency of choice. He says: “We currently have more than 140 offices and my strategic aim is for the network to have 300 offices within the next 10 years. This will be achieved by annual net growth of 16 offices per year; some new and some second and third offices operated by existing franchise owners. The acquisition of a national company within the lettings franchise sector is another exciting possibility. This is a fantastic time for new franchise owners to join the group.”