It is 20 years since the very first Belvoir franchise was opened, and the award-winning property management company intends to mark the occasion with a charity fundraiser for each and every one of those years.
“To accomplish 20 successful years in business is a huge achievement, and we have been looking at numerous ideas that would help us to mark the occasion in a significant way,” says Dorian Gonsalves, Belvoir’s Director of Commercial and Franchising.
“We decided that throughout October, we would encourage each office in the Belvoir network to raise or donate a minimum of £20 for a charity of their choosing. The figure of £20 is meaningful because it represents one pound for every year that Belvoir has been in business. With over 190 offices in the Belvoir network, it has the potential to raise a substantial sum of money for local and national good causes. The team at Central Office are also planning a special fundraising; more details of this will be released in due course!”
Belvoir was first founded in 1994 by husband and wife team, Mike and Stephanie Goddard, with the first franchise being launched by Andy Campbell in Moray in 1995. The Moray office is still going strong today, and the network has grown at a remarkable rate. In 2012 Belvoir became the first letting agency franchise to launch on the London Stock Exchange.
Additional business growth occurred in 2014 when a number of Belvoir offices launched into the residential property sales market and earlier in 2015 the company bought Newton Fallowell, one of the largest estate agents in the East Midlands, enhancing the network by a further 31 offices.
“2015 has been a very exciting year for Belvoir, and it is amazing for our offices be able to take part in our 20/20 celebratory fundraiser.” says Dorian. “We have already had news of some exciting plans from across the network - for example, Belvoir Colchester are taking part in a charity sky dive, Belvoir Liverpool West Derby are running a muddy 10K and lots of other offices are planning cake bakes, quiz nights and sponsored events.
“Belvoir has been supporting local and national charities for many years and some offices have raised thousands of pounds. Last week the team at Belvoir Northwich held its fifth annual charity golf day, raising £4,300 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, which brings the total they have raised for this charity in the past five years to over £15,000. Each year at our annual awards we applaud the successes of our charity champions and next year’s ceremony will be extra-special, as so many offices are participating in fundraisers.”
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