Belvoir Lettings has announced that the franchise owner of its Peterborough and Cambridge offices, Terry Lucking, has won four awards at its recent black tie dinner and awards ceremony.

Lucking received the Belvoir Rankings Winners award, the Belvoir Monthly Record Breaker award, the Belvoir Innovation award, plus the top award of the evening: the Belvoir Franchise of the Year Gold award.

Attendees at the ceremony included representatives from Belvoir offices throughout the UK, along with writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, who co-hosted the evening with Belvoir’s CEO Dorian Gonsalves and Belvoir’s founder Mike Goddard.

“I was genuinely surprised to win four awards at the Belvoir Awards but also sincerely proud,” Lucking said. “I’m extremely passionate and have a never-ending desire to grow and improve, so it was lovely to be recognised for that. I’m particularly proud of winning Franchise of the Year 2012 (Gold) – that’s not my award, it’s my team’s award. It may be in my name but it’s them that have done the hard work.

“I can recruit people, give them reviews, help point them in the right direction, coach them and organise training, but it is down to their hard work that the business is such a success. It is my firm belief that the stronger the team the stronger the business.”

The outstanding performance at his two Belvoir offices contributed to Lucking winning the awards, along with his tireless support of the Belvoir brand and his determined commitment to develop and share ideas with other franchise owners. He said: “Over the years I’ve had many ideas and a lot have been very valuable and are used today by other franchise owners. One of the key benefits of being part of a franchise is that we can share ideas and offer each other support. I fail to understand why anyone would buy into a franchise and not network with all of their colleagues in the group. My thoughts are why be part of a business family unless you’re willing to contribute and be involved in the development of that family?

“All of us are in the same business, the same industry, and we all have experiences we can share, whether it be about staff issues, business development or day-to-day procedures. I think it’s of extreme importance to have ideas and share those ideas with others – if the ideas work they can be spread around the whole group and everybody benefits. It’s a virtuous circle.”

On presenting Lucking’s awards Belvoir’s CEO Dorian Gonsalves said: “Terry is one of our most successful franchise owners who is always willing to help the network. With many years of experience in the industry and two successful franchises, Terry helps to push the boundaries of success, giving enormous support to the Directors and to the network. He is a very worthy winner of the Belvoir Franchise Year 2012.”

After helping to host the awards, Gyles Brandreth said: “The Belvoir model clearly works – and brilliantly. Belvoir franchise owners are independent entrepreneurs who are ambitious and hungry for success. They bought into the Belvoir brand to give themselves a head start and to help them hit the ground running, but they stay with the Belvoir brand – and grow with the brand – because Belvoir successfully provides them with an ongoing service to help them stay on top of their game and ahead of the competition. This was an awards ceremony that in many ways felt more like a family gathering. When the winners came to the stage, it was moving – these people were being acknowledged for their skill, dedication, and sheer hard work. I was proud to be a part of it.”

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