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Connells win Best Sales Team at Archant Suffolk Property Awards

16 November 2010

Connells estate agency in Ipswich is celebrating after scooping the award for ‘Sales Team of the Year’ at this year’s Archant Suffolk Property Awards.

Branch Manager Gemma Cattermole and her team at Connells collected their prize at a gala ceremony held on 12 November at Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich.

“We are delighted to win the ‘Sales Team of the Year’ award which recognises a single team in Suffolk and North Essex which has produced consistently high performance in working with vendors, buyers and the local community,” says Gemma. “I am very proud of the team we have at Connells Ipswich, all of whom go above and beyond when it comes to customer service and are fully deserving of this award.”

The judges commended Connells on their ‘convincing blend of customer care and innovative marketing’. The submission included key statistics on how Connells had performed in their local market, customer testimonials and examples of properties the branch was currently selling.

“Ipswich is one of Connells most successful branches and is consistently recognised in internal as well as external awards” says Jeff Welsh, Area Partner for Connells. “To win ‘Sales Team of the Year’ at this year’s Archant Suffolk Property Awards, is testimony to the team’s skill, dedication and commitment to helping vendors and buyers move home.”

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Notes to editors

About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising of 464 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the second largest and most profitable UK estate agency network. Last year, the Group generated £54.2 million in pre-tax profits making it the most successful estate agency group in the UK. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney and Pattison Lane.

As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations.

The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for four of the past six years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last six years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit

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