Bernards rewards team’s hard work with awards ceremony

A Portsmouth firm has celebrated its team hard work with a glittering awards ceremony.

Bernards Estate Agents held an in-house awards ceremony to reward its staff for their work throughout the pandemic.

Managing Director Daniel Byrne dished out 11 awards to seven deserving recipients.

There were five categories, including Top Listing Agent for 2021 and Top Lettings Negotiator for 2021 at the black-tie event, which was held at newly opened Mansion at Coldeast in Sarisbury Green.

Bernards holds the awards yearly to thank its staff and show special recognition for outstanding performance.

Daniel said: ‘The team have worked so hard, especially at times when the industry has been faced with massive uncertainty. They’ve put a lot into the business and the growth over the last 18 months is a testament to that.

‘Holding the awards really gave the team motivation and hopefully made them aware of how valued they are within the company. We’ve got some real shining stars at Bernards and I’m grateful to have been able to reward them in this way.’

Claudia, who won Top Sales Agent Overall Multi-Disciplined for 2021, as well as Top Sales Units for 2021, said: ‘It was amazing to win not only one but two awards, especially after the industry was hit hard during the pandemic.

‘It’s really rewarding to work for a company that genuinely care for their staff and puts the team at the forefront of what they do. It was a great event and so lovely to spend time with the team, especially in such a nice venue as The Mansion.’

Daniel said: ‘Claudia has been fantastic since joining during  Bernards over Lockdown 1, She comes to work every day with a smile on her face and has an infectious can do attitude, we are lucky to have such a shining star here at Bernards, With our in house trainer Natalie  and growth our growth we know we have the platform for Claudia’s career to go from strength to strength backed up by strong team in Claudia’s Southsea office.’

Bernards, which currently has long-standing branches in Portsmouth, North End and Waterlooville, is currently expanding, opening more branches over the coming months.

Last year it bagged more than 15 external awards, both for its recognition as an agency, as well as its charity efforts.

Daniel said: ‘We’ve got our sights set on growth and expansions over the next 12 months and without the team’s dedication and drive, this wouldn’t be possible. Hopefully 2022 will be a bright year for us as the property industry continues to rise.’