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Surrey’s independent estate agent, Seymours, has been awarded the prestigious Estate Agency Member of the Year Award at this year’s Awards Ceremony of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents.


Paul Rickard and Richard Stovold, partners at the Guildford and Burpham offices, accepted the Award for the Southern Counties Region at the Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London, in front of an audience of over 700 fellow Guild members – all of whom were vying for a national award.


The Award was presented to Seymours for upholding excellence across the estate agency industry, demonstrating a commitment to continual professional development for its employees and using innovative approaches to marketing.


On receiving the Award Paul Rickard, one of Seymours’ founding members, comments: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have won a second illustrious industry award in less than six months. Seymours celebrates its 21st anniversary later this year and this award not only reinforces how we’ve stayed true to the values that the business was built on, but also that we’re improving our service the older the business gets.”


The Guild appoints only one estate agent for each town, which means that in each of the areas where Seymours has a presence, The Guild has identified them as the best.


Marcus Whewell, CEO of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents presented Paul and Richard with the Award. On their success he adds: “It is my honour and privilege to be able to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our member agents, who are great ambassadors for The Guild and the industry.  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. My sincere congratulations go to Seymours who should be very proud of winning this hard-fought and prestigious award.”


Seymours has significantly expanded over the last four years and plans to grow a further 50 per cent by the end of 2014.



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