We’re proud to announce that our Ammanford branch was recently nominated for Independent Estate Agent of the Year 2017, in the first ever Welsh Independent Retail Awards.
The awards took place on the 26th October, in Cardiff, Portland House, and we faced stiff competition from all over South Wales.
Jason Williams, Senior Partner at Mallard says ‘It’s a very proud moment for Mallard as we’ve worked extremely hard to establish ourselves as a leading independent estate agent in South West Wales. Needless to say, the real estate business is extremely competitive, so we’re overjoyed to see our hard work and commitment rewarded like this.”
What Are The Welsh Independent Retail Awards?
The Welsh Independent Retail Awards are a new concept aimed at celebrating everything great about independent businesses. It’s a chance to shine the spotlight on local businesses working hard in local communities. They showcase how valuable independent retailers are to their local community, and how they help grow the economy and make a real difference to local lives.
Although this awards ceremony is in its first installment, it still carries a large level of prestige with it. Creative Oceanic – the team behind the awards – came up with the idea after seeing the success of their Scottish Independent Retail Awards over the last five years. They’ve also hosted awards ceremonies for local businesses all over the UK, including England and Northern Ireland.
The ceremony itself was a glamorous affair full of some of the biggest and best independent retailers in the country. It was also in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and we’re extremely pleased to see lots of money raised for such a fantastic charity.
Who Did We Beat?
Our Ammanford branch came up against a lot of other big names in the independent estate agent of the year category. This was a fiercely contested award, with the nominees coming in from all over Wales.
It was one of the toughest categories in the entire ceremony as many other awards were region-specific. Considering how many independent estate agents there are in Wales, it’s an achievement in itself to get nominated. We take great pride in winning this award because it was voted for by the public. Winners were chosen based on the quality of their work, and their commitment to great customer service. To know that our customers – and the community we work in – value us so highly is incredibly overwhelming. It means a lot to us, and we’ll only continue to work harder and provide even better customer service and support in the future.
Everyone at Mallard would like to congratulate the Ammanford team for taking home this award, and representing our company on the highest stage. We’ll use it as extra motivation to keep up the stellar work and have one of our branches reclaiming the award next year too.