Innes England scoops Agent of the Year


INNES England scooped its third award of 2012 at the Midlands Business Insider property awards last week, clinching the title of Agent of the Year for the second year running after fending off stiff national competition.

Judges commented on Innes England’s impressive work rate and its overall contribution to the East Midlands over the past year with a number of high-profile deals including Derby College and Lloyds Register in Derby, the letting to Network Rail at Beeston Business Park in Nottingham, and, acting for developer Goodman, completing the 30,000 sq ft office letting in Leicester to global recruitment firm Hays.

As well as winning Agent of the Year in 2011, the firm also received the coveted title in 2009.

Robert Hartley, managing director of Innes England, said: “I believe that our in-depth regional knowledge paired with our commitment to deliver results  sets us apart as a market-leader in the East Midlands property arena, and we feel that awards such as this, which are voted for by our industry peers, illustrates the great work that we do.

He added: “In what remains a challenging property market we have consistently strived to exceed expectations, using our strong network of contacts and local insight.”

“To be awarded the Agency of the Year title two years in a row is exceptional and to have our team’s continued efforts recognised in this way is very rewarding indeed.”

This latest accolade adds to the company’s growing awards tally for 2012.The firm has already collected the Estates Gazette 2012 regional award for Property Adviser of the Year (the fourth time the firm has won the award), as well as the EGi Most Active Agent in the East Midlands award (for the fifth consecutive year).

Innes England is also the only agents based outside of London to have been shortlisted in the coveted Property Adviser of the Year category for the prestigious Estates Gazette national awards. The winner will be announced in December.