Malcolm Hollis are extremely proud to announce that we were awarded National Adviser of the Year at last night’s Estates Gazette Awards 2015.
The award was accepted by Senior Partner John Woodman at the ceremony in London. The other nominees in the category were BNP Paribas Real Estate, Capita, CVS, JLL, Knight Frank and Savills.
This is our second Estates Gazette award following the triumph in the Front Cover of the Year category in 2014.
John Woodman commented: “This is a huge achievement for us all and one we should all be very proud of. This is testament to the hard work, commitment, outstanding advice and unbeatable customer service demonstrated by everyone at Malcolm Hollis.”
Estates Gazette (12 December 2015) explains more about the judges’ decision:
“The winner of the National Adviser of the Year Award will surprise many, but to our judges it was an easy decision. Malcolm Hollis may have been in growth mode for longer than many advisers, but this past year has been a defining one for the firm. Success brings attention and despite an approach from, and discussions with, Capita, Malcolm Hollis decided to remain independent. It is a decision that appears to be paying off. The firm exceeded a turnover of £20m for the first time – a year-on-year growth of more than 40%. Profit was also up by 38% to almost £6m.
Staff numbers increased by 43% across 15 offices this year. A new office was opened in Cambridge and teams moved to larger offices in the City, Battersea, Glasgow and Dublin. The year also saw the launch of three new service lines. The judges also liked its management style. Malcolm Hollis was listed in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For rankings, 27 graduates joined its APC graduate training programme and 48 staff were promoted, including three equity partners, three partners and four senior associates. And the highest commendation? Well, new client contacts are obviously a great thing, but almost 90% of the instructions Malcolm Hollis receives are from clients with whom it works regularly. “It is small but highly motivated,” said one judge. “Its passion for its business makes it a fierce contender in its field.”