Metropolis Surveyors have won the award for Surveyor of the Year in the recent Specialist Financial Awards for the second year in succession.
The SFI Awards are a national awards and seen by the industry as one of the premier Industry Awards. This year was different with the Awards being held virtually for the first time, but the importance of the awards was still evident.
The audience could see the ceremony unfold online and it held both the imagination and anticipation of a physical awards ceremony. There was even a virtual appearance of “the Hoff” himself, David Hasselhoff, who announced one of the categories.
The Award is a real testament to the impact individuals and businesses have on the industry and winners are voted for by the Industry and finalists are judged by a panel of judges with exacting criteria for winners to meet.
Speaking after the win, Chris Bramham, Commercial Director for Metropolis said, “This is such a fantastic achievement for us, and a real acknowledgment to the hard work our team and surveyors put in to meet the expectations of our clients and broker and lender partners. This year has seen us be challenged as a business, like all of our peers, but we couldn’t be where we are without everyone playing their part, and the support of our business partners, and we can’t thank them enough for their loyal support.”
Metropolis have seen changes unfold almost daily over the last 7 months, and the market conditions have been unpredictable at best, but like many business, the key to working in the “new world” is about adapting, innovating and understanding and implementing change as necessary.
“There were times during the spring where we never knew what was going to happen with wholesale withdrawal of lenders products, lockdown, and financial challenges, but we have been in the business for many years and survived some pretty tough conditions, so we were never going to accept defeat. Things may be different for a while, but if you don’t adapt and fear change as a business, you will struggle.” Said Karl Knipe, co-owner of Metropolis.
So for the foreseeable future its business as “not so usual”, but its great to see an Industry that is robust, positive and above all else resilient to whatever is thrown at it!