Winning formula for Belvoir's Franchise of the Year 2012
“The Belvoir model clearly works - and brilliantly” Writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth
Belvoir Lettings are proud to announce that Terry Lucking of Belvoir Peterborough and Belvoir Cambridge won an astounding four awards at their recent black tie dinner and awards ceremony, held at Belton Woods Hotel, near Grantham.
A worthy winner, Terry received the Belvoir Rankings Winner 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.
In attendance were representatives from Belvoir offices throughout the UK, plus writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth who co-hosted the evening along 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,” said Terry. “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.”
As well as being in recognition of Terry’s outstanding performance at his two Belvoir offices, it is no doubt that Terry’s success at the awards evening was also a celebration of his tireless support of the Belvoir brand and his determined commitment to develop and share ideas with other franchise owners...
“Over the years I’ve had many ideas and a lot have been very valuable and are used today by other franchisees,” he explained. “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 Terry’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.”
Writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, who co-hosted the Belvoir awards following a brilliant after dinner speech, said: “The Belvoir model clearly works - and brilliantly. Belvoir franchisees 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."
Belvoir Lettings has more than 140 offices nationwide and is recruiting throughout 2012. Terry Lucking is in the top 10% of Belvoir offices. The average turnover of the top 10% is £408,831 pa (YTD July 2011) with an approximate net profit of between 20% and 30%.