The winner of the Sherry FitzGerald Franchise of the Year Award 2015 was announced at the company’s annual Countrywide Conference which was held last Friday in Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare. Fighting off stiff competition from 67 franchised offices, Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill, with branches in Clonakilty and Skibbereen emerged victorious, a reflection of their excellent standard of service, business acumen and professionalism.
Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill are long established in West Cork, the business having been founded by Ray O’Neill’s grandfather in 1930. Ray O’Neill and his wife Mary O’Neill were one of the first estate agents to join the Sherry FitzGerald Countrywide network in 1999 and they have gone from strength to strength ever since. They are a business that are continually striving to improve the customer service experience and are particularly strong in their use of marketing and technology to do so.
Commenting on the award Ray O’Neill said: “We are thrilled and honoured to be the recipients of the Sherry FitzGerald Franchise of the Year 2015 award. Our partnership with Sherry FitzGerald began in 1999 and we have been delighted to be working with this progressive company ever since. Our innovative systems ensure that our service as an estate agent in the West Cork market is the best it can be. Our intention is to continue to lead the market in West Cork and provide a quality service to vendors and purchasers alike.”
Mary Dillon, Managing Director, Sherry FitzGerald Countrywide, said: “Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill in Clonakilty and Skibbereen represents all that is best about our franchise members. Their outstanding customer care, professionalism, and innovative approach to marketing to ensure they always achieve the best price are some of the qualities that make them an outstanding member of our franchise team.”
Other winners on the night included; Michelle Maye of Sherry FitzGerald Power & Walsh who won the Administrator of the Year Award, Sherry FitzGerald Tom Fox won the Innovation Award and Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds were successful for the second year running in winning the Marketing Award.
This year’s awards were in association with MyHome.ie and for the first year the conference hosted over 15 exhibitors who displayed their products and services.