Blundells’ peak performers

Director Ian Appleyard (second left) and staff from Blundells' Crystal Peaks branch who won six awards at the Blundells' Company meeting
Director Ian Appleyard (second left) and staff from Blundells' Crystal Peaks branch who won six awards at the Blundells' Company meeting
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The Crystal Peaks branch of estate agent Blundells swept the board at the company’s annual awards ceremony.

The team, based in the Crystal Peaks shopping centre, won a total of six out of the 12 awards, at the event held at Sheffield Park Hotel, including joint winner of the Branch of the Year.

The Mortgage Cup, which recognises the best mortgage sign ups and Branch Conveyancing award, for referring the most conveyancing leads to solicitors, also added to their glory.

In addition, Crystal Peaks’ staff Yvonne Millington won the Relocation Leads award, Sue Pope clinched the Mortgage Consultant of the Year and the Alison Buxton Award for Individual Mortgage Introducer went to Lynn Redgate.

Director Ian Appleyard said: “I am delighted that the hard work and dedication of the Crystal Peaks staff has been recognised. We have a great team who have gone above and beyond over the past year and to win six awards is a wonderful achievement.”

Crystal Peaks shared the Branch of the Year with the Hathersage office and Fine & Country which specialises in marketing and selling more expensive properties.

The strongly contested Employee of the Year award was shared by Liz Hinshelwood, HR sales trainer and branch sales manager at Hathersage and Roger Newcomb, lettings accompanied viewing representative and inspector.

Blundells founder Mike Blundell, who oversees the Dronfield branch, was awarded the Valuer of the Year accolade for the second year running.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoy my job so was delighted to pick up this award again. It has been a difficult period for the property market so the continued effort from our staff is exceptional - I am extremely proud of them and thrilled that their successes can be celebrated at an awards ceremony such as this.

“Blundells continues to be Sheffield and North Derbyshire’s leading estate agent with excellent market share figures so we hope to build on that in 2011.”

Other awards included the support service award presented to the IT department, professional services to Chesterfield lettings, Blundells Auction House awards to the Gleadless branch and idea of the year to Zoey Sarvent from the Crookes office.

Nine members of staff were also recognised for 10 years service to Blundells, two for 20 years service, and director Andrew Winter’s 30 years with the company was celebrated.