FullSizeRenderTHE chief executive of Clever Student Lets Henry Hutchins accepted the Gold award at the Sunday Times Letting Agency Awards in central London recently.

The prize was presented to the company by rugby and Olympic leadership legend Sir Clive Woodward, and British celebrity and journalist Penny Smith compering the showcase.

Henry Hutchins, chief executive of Clever Student Lets, said: “This is quite simply a fantastic achievement for our team, business, partners, and especially our customers in Plymouth.”

“I’m absolutely thrilled and humbled that Clever Student Lets have won this gold for best Student Lettings Agency against fierce competition from other companies across the UK.”

“I especially like to thank our PR company Dorcas Media who works incredibly hard in supporting Clever Student Lets with our media activities.”

“Every year the judging gets tougher and the competition gets keener, so to win Gold in such a highly competitive category that was judged by a panel of highly respected industry experts, and overseen by the Property Ombudsman is amazing.”

Last year Clever Student Lets won two trophies for innovation and silver for best student letting category-and picked up Gold this year.

The Lettings Agency of the Year Awards is run in association with the Sunday Times & Times and sponsored by property website Zoopla.

Thousands of businesses across the UK entered the rigorous process, where a panel of experts assessed initial submissions, before conducting an extensive review of the entrants, telephone interviews and mystery shopping exercises.

Kevin Kelway, director of Dorcas Media, helped CSL with its submission, and said: “Winning Gold this year for Student Lettings for Plymouth’s top lettings agency was well-deserved for the company, team, and especially all its partners across the city and region.”

CSL is the city’s leading provider of student accommodation and delivers a Chinese designated website that is drawing new business opportunities in the far east, added Mr Hutchins.



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