Yorkshire-based Applegate Properties has secured four coveted accolades at The Negotiator Awards – the UK’s leading independent programme for estate and lettings agents, their suppliers, and the residential property industry.

Laying claim to the Gold title for Small Estate Agency of the Year, as well as Bronze for Yorkshire and The Humber Agency of the Year, and Highly Commended for Small Lettings Agency of the Year, this year’s result is the firm’s best to-date. With an independent panel of judges acknowledging the commitment and expertise of the 10-strong Applegate Properties team, it’s a monumental moment in the continued success of this Yorkshire business.

Speaking on the Gold achievement, the judging panel commented: “It’s a story of vision, determination, flair, and a fabulous communications. We’re impressed that Applegate has been able to increase its market share, despite all their competitors charging lower fees. They just do everything right – hence their 0% withdrawal rate! An intelligent, joined-up estate agency, as it should be.”

Grant Leonard, director of The Negotiator Awards, said: “Applegate Properties is the stand-out success of this year’s Negotiator Awards. The organisers and judges are delighted, particularly, to be able to recognise, highlight and celebrate the achievement of women in our industry, and this is some achievement. Amy and the team (including Paul!) and this year’s Rising Star Bronze winner, Grace Noke, are setting the standards for the whole of estate agency. Congratulations!”

In attendance to collect the awards, was founder and managing director, Amy Wray, company manager, Grace Noke, head of residential appraisals, Paul Turner, account manager, Gwen Kaye, and property maintenance manager, Kerry Russell.

It wasn’t just the success of the wider company, which was warranted, as Applegate Properties’ company manager, Grace Noke, also scooped a trophy of her own. Named Bronze in the Rising Star of the Year category, her ambition, resilience, and property prowess received prestigious acclaim too.

The 2022 black tie ceremony – hosted at Park Lane’s prestigious Grosvenor House, In London – welcomed over 1000 professionals last month. Now in its 14th year, it is viewed as the highlight of the residential property market calendar – with its ever-growing list of entrants reflecting its stature and importance in the industry..

Speaking on her pride over the company’s achievements, Amy Wray commented: “We’ve landed five victories over the years at The Negotiator Awards, so to have been shortlisted for this number in one ceremony alone was a whole new level of triumph for the team. To have then been successful in four of these categories on the night was nothing short of a privilege.”

Mirroring the same sentiment, Grace Noke added: “Of course, I’m incredibly humbled to see my name on the Rising Star of the Year list – but I want to thank the whole team for supporting me in living and breathing the company’s core values. I’m so proud of both our lettings and sales departments for their determination and dedication.”

As the fastest-growing estate and lettings agent in Huddersfield and Holmfirth, Applegate Properties has increased its market share year-on-year. Founded in 2010 as a team of one, the company now employs 10 members of staff, spanning both its sales and lettings services – with ARLA and NAEA Propertymark memberships solidifying the team’s ethics and professionalism.