Accepting the trophy from Marcus Whewell and The Telegraph’s Christopher Middleton, Cairds’ Managing Director Simon Caird said: “Receiving this award is a huge honour to all of us at Cairds. We work very closely with The Guild to improve the service we offer our clients and this award is proof that our endeavours have paid off.
Former Countrywide director Iain McKenzie is the new chief executive of The Guild of Property Professionals. He replaces Marcus Whewell who has been Guild CEO for nine years and is now Chief Financial Officer for parent company GPEA Ltd - which also comprises Fine & Country, PropertyLogic and PropertyPlatform.
Marcus Whewell, The Guild's chief executive, says that due to its membership structure, which sees just one agent selected from each town, The Guild has a 'genuinely collaborative network'. "No agents are in competition with each other.
Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild, explains why it is rebranding itself, what the future holds, and why a Guild Member is the intelligent choice when selecting an estate agent. How would you describe The Guild, its purpose and objectives?
The next chapter for the Guild: interview with CEO Marcus Whewell . When searching for an estate agent, you want advice and guidance from professionals who are trained and trustworthy, who have in-depth local knowledge and the technology and connections to expedite your sale: in short, you are looking for a Member of The Guild.
The awards were presented by Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild, and property TV presenter Melissa Porter and sponsored by The Telegraph, who commented: "As the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper, The Telegraph is looked to by its readers as a trusted source of expertise.
Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild congratulated PLJ and commented “training is a vital part of every professional organisation. The best way to achieve trust and confidence from your clients is to demonstrate that your staff are fully trained and competent at their jobs.”
McKenzie replaces Marcus Whewell, who for the past nine years has steered the organisation and has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of parent company GPEA. “I have worked for The Guild for the past nine years and have seen it grow and develop into a network of nearly 800 Members. I am very proud of this achievement,” says Marcus.
Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, believes that the true points of difference are not latest technology or enticements of low fees, but proven professionals who are connected to their communities and who are financially committed to successfully selling your property.
Guild CEO Marcus Whewell says: "The quality of award entries this year was the highest ever, indicating how our organisation is moving forward and assisting its agents to give a truly outstanding service to the public.