NG named as cream of the East Midlands property crop
5th April 2019
Last Thursday night we were recognised as one of the best five property companies in the East Midlands – something we’re incredibly proud of.
This is some feat considering we’ve only been around for six years in our current form, since we led a management buy-out and moved from the city centre to our offices in the heart of West Bridgford.
Over the last six years, turnover at NG has doubled through organic growth brought about by sheer hard work, and our team numbers have risen to 12 professionals. We’ve invested in talent, and now our clients are reaping the rewards – and so are our staff, as we’re now an accredited RICS Inclusive Employer, the first firm in Nottingham to secure this accreditation.
And yet on the night of the East Midlands Business Masters Awards in Nottingham, NG were rubbing shoulders with companies, who between them, have hundreds of years of experience in business.
It begs the question: how have we risen so quickly to become one of the most prominent commercial property agencies in the East Midlands? Rewind six years and our vision was one of measured growth; we aren’t trying to be the biggest firm in the region, and we have consciously decided not to go down this route so that we can maintain sense of duty to our client who have come to expect a personal service.
We put this fundamentally down to one thing: our people. We continue to offer our staff pathways to improve themselves and, therefore, the service we can offer to our clients.
We don’t simply hire for hiring’s sake, either. If we want to expand and think we need to bring fresh ideas and energy into the business, we take our time and hire the right person at the right time.
We want our staff to feel empowered, we treat our people like grown ups, we tailor their working week around their own needs without compromising on what we can deliver for clients. We apply their knowledge and experience to grow our client base and to offer it the very best advice there is. What we don’t do is try and fit square pegs in round holes; everyone loses: the company, the employee – and, most importantly, the client.
It’s also important to us that our staff use their individual personalities while dealing with clients. We are different to other firms, we have a unique mix of diversity and compatibility, our team’s mix of different personalities and styles is a true asset to NG. We show ourselves for who we are and do everything with confidence and a dash of personality. All too often when dealing with our larger counterparts, clients will feel like they’re being passed around a line of automatons – deal with NG and you get straight to a team that has decades of experience, but also knows when to cut the crap and get on with the deal!