19th Jul, 2019
We can't believe we're nine! A lot has changed over the years -- we've had to adapt to updated industry legislations and consider new consumer buying techniques, at the same time displaying all of your properties to a high standard on the market, delivering excellent customer service, and growing the brand.
I think you can agree, we've been busy!
So, we've decided to celebrate our nine years in business, with nine of our most memorable highlights...
1. Spreading Halloween cheer with Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
Giving back is something that's always been a top priority for us all at Applegate, and over the years we've done various fundraisers, but this has to be up there as one of our favourites.
In 2016 -- armed with 30 pumpkins -- we headed to the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice at Russell House, in Huddersfield. We had a fun-packed day creating designs with lots of the residents, family and friends!
2. Receiving a Negotiator Award -- five times!
In 2014 and 2015, we were awarded bronze in the Negotiator Awards and then silver in 2016 for the Yorkshire and Humber Agency of the Year category. But we didn't stop there, we then went on to win gold for this in 2017! In the same year, we also scooped up silver for Small Lettings Agency of the Year -- we're so proud of this achievement!
3. Becoming a member of 'Fight Club'
In 2017, we announced that we were a member of the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust's 'Fight Club', to help teenage cancer patients in their battle against this disease.
4. Being the main sponsor of the Honley Show
We were incredibly busy in 2017, as we also became the main sponsor of the Honley Show. Some of you may know, but our MD Amy Wray, has a special connection with the event as she competed in the show as a novice horse jumper -- and won!
We had a great day, and it has to be one of our best memories!
5. Shortlisted for the Sue Ryder Women in Business award
We were thrilled when Amy was shortlisted for a Sue Ryder Women of Achievement in Business award -- we think she's amazing, so it was great to have this more widely recognised!
6. British Property Awards
We felt extremely honoured to have been chosen from the range of high-quality agents in the region, for the British Property Awards. Its aim is to reward firms who provide a fantastic service and go the extra mile for their clients.
7. Amy awarded 42 under 42
Another fantastic accolade for our hard-working MD! This time, she was featured in Yorkshire Business Insider's 42 under 42, which recognises and predicts who will be the leading business figures in ten years' time -- watch this space!
8. Yorkshire Residential Property Awards
An amazing achievement for the whole team -- shortlisted for the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards! The 'Best Estate Agency' recognises the residential firm that has demonstrated an outstanding sales and/or lettings record, with a particular focus on innovation and customer service.
9. School board competition
Now, for our most recent -- and probably our most exciting -- story to date. The launch of our art competition with Meltham Church of England School, where we asked all of the students to design a 'for sale' board.
Our winner was announced in June of this year, and our new signs are appearing in and around the Yorkshire region!
It was difficult to pick just nine of our all-time favourite highlights since 2011, as we have plenty more great memories.
We'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our customers, friends and family for supporting us -- we certainly wouldn't be where we are today without you!
Please enter your details below for us to review and make contact with you
Please enter your details below so that we can keep you up to date