On Friday 26th November 2021, Miles & Barr received the coveted national ‘Employer of the Year’ award at The Negotiator Awards, the leading awards programme for estate and letting agents in the UK and their suppliers.
One of East Kent’s largest employers, with more than 250 members of staff, Miles & Barr has established an enviable brand and a formidable market presence with operations across twelve sales and three lettings branches. The independent property group provides specialist careers in estate agency, lettings, property and block management, as well as financial services.
Mark Brooks, CEO of Miles & Barr, commented, “My fellow Group Directors and I have worked tirelessly with Laura Courtenay, People Operations Director, to build an environment that listens, nurtures and rewards our staff. We have achieved many accolades over the years but to win ‘Employer of the Year’ at our first Negotiator Awards was a truly humbling moment as our industry peers recognised us for this honour.
“Our motto is ‘valuing people, not just property’ and, I believe, this encapsulates the essence of our business. It is our employees that continue to make Miles & Barr successful, without their dedication and expertise, we would not be able to offer our clients the service they deserve and would not maintain the market-leading share of business we have in our region for estate agency.”
The independent local employer has a strong reputation and it counts over a third of employees as long-term members of staff who have been with the company for more than five years. The company has gained a standout employee reputation in East Kent. When asked recently, employees said they were proud to work for Miles & Barr. With many more branch openings planned across Kent over the coming years, winning ‘Employer of the Year’ gives future potential staff, of varying experience levels, confidence in knowing that they are joining an award-winning business that develops careers and looks after employees.
Miles & Barr also received a bronze award in the UK ‘Estate Agency of the Year (Large)’ category.