Engel & Völkers Southern Africa recently hosted and celebrated their annual Rewards and Recognition event on the 8th of April 2016, by bringing home the atmosphere and ambience of the international gathering that happens in Majorca every year.
The day started with an informative workshop at the offices of MC van der Berg Attorneys, with over 40 Licence Partners attending from across the country. Topics included an overview of the year past and the year ahead, PR and marketing, the Training Academy and future plans, the success of their new client service division and concluded with an interactive workshop and sharing of best practices between licencees. “We at Engel & Völkers Southern Africa took this time to reflect back on all the great achievements and successes we have had both locally and internationally” shared Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa. “We are very proud to announce a record group commission revenue turnover of over 409,8 million Euros (R6,8 billion) 36% up from last year. We are confident that with our family growing every month, this percentage will continue to increase in 2016” Craig added. The day conference also saw a special presentation by Mark Coetzee from Private Property, proud partners of Engel & Völkers.
After all the formal business had been concluded, it was time to unwind and celebrate the year past. All dressed in white and neutrals, sales advisors and staff together with their partners from all shops throughout the country arrived at The Klein Kaap Boutique Hotel in Centurion, Gauteng.
The theme of this year's function was A Grand afFAIR. Greeted by friendly faces from head office, the evening was filled with various activities and entertainment throughout the evening. Upon arrival, guests received their 'fair' tickets and their welcome gift sponsored by McRoberts Attorneys.
From there the red carpet led them to the fair grounds where guests could enjoy pamper sessions from Sherbet Angel Day Spa and beautiful make-up touch ups by Halouw make-up studio before capturing their glamour at the Red Carpet photo wall.
Serenaded upon arrival by Roan van As with guitar and violin, and fire dancers entertaining guests, the festivities continued with the Oyster King sponsored by Private Property, something sweet from the chocolatier sponsored by Snyman's Attorneys, 3Fransen Street craft beer by SARRPS Media and fine wine which could be paired with a chocolate tasting from Zonnebloem Wines. The cheese and bread station, sushi station and cigar and whiskey bar ensured that guests were embracing the night’s theme.
The entertainment line-up also saw the up and coming South African Band Bad Peter doing a private show, hip hop dance act by Timeless Attractions and a visual poi act to open the dance floor for DJ Lindilush – one of SA's top DJ's to get the guests on their feet.
The most important part of the evening was of course the awards ceremony which opened with a special Online Excellence award from affiliates Private Property. The winning shop was Durbanville and winning agent was Derrick Goosens from Potchefstroom.
Wendy Williams, Sales Director of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa and Lara Machado, Head of the E&V Training Academy presented the awards followed by a special congratulations from Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa.
We would like to wish all our nominees and winners a big congratulations as this is quite an achievement to be able to be one of the top 5 per category throughout all the other competitors nationally.