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Whitton & Laing scoops double Gold in network awards

Whitton & Laing scoops double Gold in network awards

Whitton & Laing, one of the longest-established firms of property agents and chartered surveyors in Devon, is delighted to have won two Gold awards at the Experts in Property Gala Awards 2019 ceremony, held at the Devon Hotel last week.

Following several nominations by members of staff, the busy and highly recommended agency won the Gold Award in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category, and Holly Gates, one of the agency’s valued team members in its accounts department, scooped Gold as ‘Community Champion’ for her organisation of charity events, including Macmillan Coffee Mornings to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. One nominee said: “Holly ropes everyone into baking cakes to raise money for the charity. She is such a caring soul and a fabulous fund-raiser, and her efforts make everyone keen to support her and her chosen charity.”

Whitton & Laing was also a finalist in a number of other award categories:

– ‘Customer Service – Sales’, based on client feedback

– ‘Innovator of the Year’, for its unique marketing ideas and use of social media, press and PR

– ‘Agency of the Year’, selected using data analysis as a performance indicator

– The ‘Photography Award’, for its outstanding property photography, and

– Sally Gallagher, senior negotiator at the Exeter branch, was a finalist for the ‘Negotiator of the Year’ Award.

With a 130-year history, Whitton & Laing offers a level of knowhow that spans a wide range of skills and the wherewithal to handle almost any property-related matter imaginable. The superb team of dedicated property professionals has pooled a unique level of expertise ranging from the sale or letting of an entire country estate, or the management of the complexities of refurbishing a multiple-leaseholder block of flats – right down to getting a set of teaspoons under the gavel in its auction house!

Partners of the business, David Gibson and Alison Whitfield collected the Employer of the Year Award from compere David Fitzgerald. David said: “We are thrilled to have been selected for so many, and to have won a Gold Award. We take great pride in providing the best and most professional service that we can, sometimes in tricky circumstances but always with a smile – a policy that we apply with our staff as well as our clients. We’re all very proud of Holly – she is tireless in her devotion to Macmillan Cancer Support, at times it’s infectious and she gets us all involved in raising money for the vital cause.”

To book a viewing or valuation appointment or to discuss any property-related matter with knowhow laden experts, pop into or call your local office of the award-winning Whitton & Laing at 20 Queen Street in Exeter (01392 259395), 47 High Street in Budleigh Salterton (01395 445600) or 1 Chapel Street in Exmouth (01395 267777). To browse property for sale in the Exeter area or throughout the South West, visit or

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