Belvoir Lettings are proud to announce that Terry Lucking of Belvoir Peterborough and Belvoir Cambridge won an astounding four awards at their recent black tie dinner and awards ceremony, held at Belton Woods Hotel, near Grantham.
A worthy winner, Terry received the Belvoir Rankings Winner award, the Belvoir Monthly Record Breaker award, the Belvoir Innovation award, plus the top award of the evening: the Belvoir Franchise of the Year Gold award.
In attendance were representatives from Belvoir offices UK,-wide, plus writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth who co-hosted the evening along with Belvoir’s CEO Dorian Gonsalves and Belvoir’s founder Mike Goddard.
“I was genuinely surprised to win four awards at the Belvoir Awards Evening but I was also sincerely proud,” says Terry. “I’m extremely passionate and have a never-ending desire to grow and improve what we do, so it was lovely to be recognised for that.
“I’m really pleased with all my awards, but I’m particularly proud of winning Franchise of the Year 2012 (Gold) – that’s not my award, it’s my team’s award. It may be in my name but it’s them that have done the hard work.
“I can recruit people, I can give them reviews, I can help point them in the right direction, coach them and organise training, but it is down to their hard work that the business is such a success. You don’t hear the England manager taking credit for a goal score – and that’s what we’ve done, we’ve scored a golden goal but it’s not mine, I didn’t score it, my team did. It is my firm belief that the stronger the team the stronger the business.”
As well as being in recognition of Terry’s outstanding performance at his two Belvoir offices, it is no doubt that Terry’s success at the awards evening was also a celebration of his tireless support of the Belvoir brand and his determined commitment to develop and share ideas with other franchise owners...
“Over the years I’ve had many ideas and a lot of them have been very valuable and are used today by other franchisees,” he explains. “Among these are the Research and Development Working Party, Buy to Let Workshops and the Belvoir Networking Group, which evolved from the idea I had for the Belvoir Franchise Forum 12 years ago.
“One of the key benefits of being part of a franchise is that we can share ideas and offer each other support. I fail to understand why anyone would buy into a franchise and not network with all of their colleagues in the group. My thoughts are why be part of a business family unless you’re willing to contribute and be involved in the development of that family?
“All of us are in the same business, the same industry, and we all have experiences we can share, whether it be about staff issues, business development or day-to-day procedures. I think it’s of extreme importance to have ideas and share those ideas with others – if the ideas work they can be spread around the whole group and everybody benefits.
“Moving forward my teams at Belvoir Peterborough and Belvoir Cambridge will work hard to continue to grow,” he continues. “We constantly work towards business development, building sales and growing turnover. I never ever step back and I never take it for granted – I don’t work any less hours now than I did when I first started. I always believe that what we’ve done well today can be done even better tomorrow...”
On presenting Terry’s awards Belvoir’s CEO Dorian Gonsalves said, “Terry is someone who needs no introduction. He’s one of our most successful franchise owners who is always willing to help the network. With many years of experience in the industry and two successful franchises, it is a real pleasure to have you with us tonight Terry. You help push the boundaries of success, giving enormous support to the Directors and to the network.”
Terry’s four awards – at a glance
Belvoir Franchise of the Year Gold award
Belvoir Rankings Winner award
Belvoir Monthly Record Breaker award
Belvoir Innovation award
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