Apprentice star Karren Braddy presents top award to Easington firm

PRESENTATION: Karren Brady, Adele Crocker (area manager), John Paul (managing director of Castledene Group), Bev Corkhill (Easington branch)
PRESENTATION: Karren Brady, Adele Crocker (area manager), John Paul (managing director of Castledene Group), Bev Corkhill (Easington branch)

AN Easington-based lettings agency scooped a top accolade during a prestigious awards ceremony.

Castledene Group won Gold at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards, winning the title of Best Medium Northern Lettings Agency 2013 and was presented with the accolade by The Apprentice television star Karren Brady.

The team also took home a silver award in the “Best Lettings Property Management 2013” category.

The ceremony took place at the Lancaster London Hotel last week and was attended by more than 500 people from top lettings agencies all over the country.

Castledene Group’s managing director, John Paul, said: “We’re so proud to have represented the North-East in London and to bring home a gold award from such a prestigious industry ceremony. It’s a real privilege to have been recognised.

“It has been a great year so far, which is a testament to the hard work all the team have put in.”

Panel judges commended John Paul’s enthusiasm, contagious passion and his ability to motivate his team.