Added on November 23rd, 2012 in The Hoppers Blog






Independent estate agent, J R Hopper & Co is delighted to announce that they have won 3 awards at this years Relocation Agent Network’s prestigious 19th Annual Conference   held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London on Friday 16 November. 

They were presented with the 2012 Best Agent Yorkshire Regional Award. The annual prize gives the winning Network member the title of ‘Best Agent in the Yorkshire Region’ and is awarded on a number of criteria measuring the agent’s overall contribution to Relocation Agent Network, their ability to achieve customer satisfaction, a strong market share locally and a proven record of helping relocating buyers move both in and out of the area.


They also received the prestigious Customer Relocation award which recognises Relocation Agent Network members that have generated the greatest number of referrals. Referrals are an important element of Relocation Agent Network. If a customer plans to relocate to another area of the country, their Network agent will recommend that the relocating area’s local member assist in their move to the new location. As their area’s selected local expert, Network members are able to offer each customer the highest standard of customer service.


Negotiator Elizabeth Guy also won the coveted Negotiator of the Year Award.


J R HOPPER & CO received their awards at the Conference’s glamorous black tie Awards Dinner. The evening was hosted by BAFTA-winning impressionist and comedian, Rory Bremner, who presented them  with their accolades.


Brian Carlisle comments, “We are proud and delighted to be named the region’s best Relocation Agent Network estate agent. For Hoppers to have won the Best Agent Yorkshire Regional Award is recognition of the hard work and combined effort of all our members of staff. For us to have picked up 3 fabulous awards on one night is amazing. I am so proud of all our team”


This year’s Conference officially launched Relocation Agent Network, formerly known as Home Sale Network. The network of independent estate agents changed its name to reflect the scope of services that each member offers their customers. No longer just an organisation selling homes, Network members are Relocation Agent experts in each of their local areas.


Richard Tucker, Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director said, “As members of Relocation Agent Network, a national network of independent estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales, our members promote their individual brand, but they are also encouraged to promote the Network as a whole. The 2012 Best Agent Yorkshire Regional Award is significant because it recognises the agent that has most successfully demonstrated great customer service, independent business initiatives, local market share and their commitment to the Relocation Agent Network principles.”



For further information, please contact Brian Carlisle, 01969 622936 07811129202 brian@jrhopper.com



Photograph shows from left to right: Relocation Agent Network Managing Director, Richard Tucker, Elizabeth Guy, Liz Carlisle, Sarah Lambert, Brian Carlisle and Awards Dinner host, Rory Bremner

Relocation Agent Network is made up of independent estate agents in England, Scotland, and Wales.
The Conference award winners were:

  1. Negotiator of the Year – Elizabeth Guy (J.R. Hopper & Co)
  2. Best Agent Regional Award
    – Central: Richard James
    – Cheshire & North Wales: Gascoigne Halman

– East Anglia & Essex: Thomas Morris

– East Midlands: Pygott & Crone
– Greater London: Anscombe & Ringland
– North East: Northumbria & Cumbria
– North West: Petty
– Scotland: maloco & associates
– South Coast: Sparks Ellsion
– South East: Graham Butt
– South Wales: Russell Baldwin & Bright
– South West: Webbers
– Thames Valley: Romans Estate Agents
– Yorkshire: J.R. Hopper & Co

– West: Castles
– West Midlands: Hunters


Customer Relocation Award:
– Category A: Romans Estate Agents
– Category B: Thomas Morris
– Category C: Cooke & Co
– Category D: Brock Taylor
– Category E: Graham Butt
– Category F: J.R. Hopper & Co

  1. Lettings Referral Award – Romans Estate Agents
  2. Agent of the Year 2012 – Thomas Morris