Wednesday, 21 December 2011


A CHRISTMAS CHEER!

Last Friday night was a really great evening...

ABD staff from all the offices (Devizes, Calne, Royal Wootton Bassett and Marlborough) got together and enjoyed their annual “Christmas bash” which took place in the Bear Hotel, Devizes this year.

It was a great eve, everybody was in excellent festive form, and the party didn’t finish until the early hours of the following morning!  Just as well it was on a Friday night!

87 people sat down to eat. Andrew Douglas and Dave Turley handed out raffle prizes just before coffee and mince pies arrived. Then it was back to the bar, catching up on news, and disco!


MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

ABD WIN!



BEST SMALL CONVEYANCING FIRM OF THE YEAR GOLD AWARD.

















“The Estate Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times is the longest running and most sought after awards in the residential property industry. Now, to recognise the vital part that conveyancers play in the process of moving, there is a new award: The Conveyancer of the Year Award.”  www.estateagencyevents

This prestigious event was held at the Lancaster London Hotel, London on Thursday 8 December 2011, and was attended by over 600 people. It has been running for over 9 years with Zoopla.co.uk as headline sponsor this year.

ABD Partners; Tony Awdry, Andrew Douglas and Alistair Everett attended with Head of Conveyancing, Ronna Turley and her team; Halina Tomlinson, Kathryn Roker, Kellie Hinton, Lisa Sidwell, Rebecca Vassie and Sara Lovesey.

The morning began with coffee and first class seminar programmes discussing “Future of Estate Agency” as well as demonstrations showing the latest technology and innovations from many exhibitors including Rightmove.

Drinks reception with canap├ęs followed by a “Gala Luncheon” providing the very best of fine food and wine took place early afternoon enabling everybody to settle down and listen in anticipation to The Award Categories Ceremony. This was hosted by Lucia Coward and presented by Ben Fogle.  Ben Fogle for those of you who may not know or remember captured viewers’ hearts on BBC millennium project called”Castaway”.  He has recently finished filming a Year of Adventures for BBC Worldwide and Lonely Planet to be televised in 2012.

















The Venue

ABD Team had no idea that they were going to win this Award! They were there to enjoy and support the event…

“This firm demonstrated an excellent customer service ethos throughout; strong processes and imaginative problem solving were evident across the board. There were numerous proven examples of the team going above and beyond to help customers. References from agents are exemplary; the entire team works hard to foster good relationships with the agents and they enjoy joint training and social events to aid this approach. The panel were pleased with its turnaround time from sale agreed to exchange; this is helped in no small way by top-notch systems and processes; with 97% of customers saying they would re-use this firm, theirs is clearly an approach which works.”
















The Team

This GOLD AWARD is a very clear indication of the hard work and excellent service ABD provides and also to be recognised as the BEST.

Friday, 9 December 2011

ABD SEMINARS OFF TO A SUCCESSFUL START

PLANNING FOR LONG TERM CARE CREATES POPULAR INTEREST

ABD Probate Team joined forces recently with Chilvester Independent Investment Consultants and Financial Planners to present 2 seminars. The first was based at Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, and the second was based at The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire. The purpose of the seminars was to discuss the topics surrounding Planning for Long Term Care in later life.


ABD Probate Team and Chilvester Financial get into full swing with the Seminar.

The seminars were extremely well attended and created much interest.

As a result of their success, we will be holding these seminars again in the New Year for those people that were not able to attend our previous dates.

If you are interested and would like to attend, please contact us on 01380 722311 or email keshid@awdrys.co.uk for more information.