Team Mark Aniversary Year With Industry Triumph

BanhamDark always knew this was going to be a special year, with 2013 marking 10 enormously successful years on Felixstowe high street. What they couldn’t have predicted, however, was closing the year as industry award-winners. In November, after a tough judging process assessing companies around the county, the lively team from Banham Dark walked away with top prize in the Sales and Lettings category of the first ever Suffolk Property Awards. The team had faced some stiff opposition from fellow agents but were picked by the industry judges for having “created a team dedicated to maintaining an excellent customer experience for their clients. They have diversified and managed to keep the team intact through difficult market conditions and are looking at ways to strengthen their brand moving forward.  This is no mean feat for an independent agent.” A delighted contingent of 10 staff were presented with their trophy in a ceremony hosted by BBC Look East presenter David Whiteley at the new Ipswich Academy on Thursday 14th November. Karen Banham, who founded the business a decade ago, said: “I couldn’t be more proud of the team and more delighted with the result. “Whenever you enter industry awards, you know yourself that you’re a deserving winner, but... Read More »

Team Expands In Celebration Year

AWARD-WINNING estate agency BanhamDark has appointed two new members of staff. A successful trading year from its Felixstowe office has led to the creation of new roles in the lettings arm of the business. Suzanne Ward, 46, has joined as Lettings Assistant. Having worked for nearly 25 years within travel agency, and for a number of years in Felixstowe, she brings huge knowledge of the coastal town and a track record in exceptional customer service. Sarah Versey, meanwhile, joins BanhamDark as an apprentice and will also be supporting the Lettings team. Sarah, 18, is a former Felixstowe Academy student and will be completing her NVQ in Customer Service. Founder and director Karen Banham, said: “I’m so pleased to be welcoming both Suzanne and Sarah to the BanhamDark team. “This is a great time for the business, as we enjoy a recent award win, and appointment as sole agent of the Bartlet Development in Felixstowe.   “These two new members of staff will help us continue to offer our impeccable level of customer service across both sales and lettings.”... Read More »

Agency Appointed To Prestigious Development

BanhamDark is delighted to have been selected as the sales agent for Felixstowe’s stunning Bartlet Development. The former hospital site is a key development on the coastal Suffolk landscape and plays an important role in the changing face of Felixstowe. Gipping Homes selected BanhamDark because of the agency’s in-depth knowledge of the locality – and its people. Peter Blemings, MD of Gipping Homes, said: "Being a Suffolk company ourselves we felt that it was really important to appoint a local agent who knows the area and people of Felixstowe well.  “As soon as we met Karen and her team, we knew that they had the energy and passion to take on board this special project and very much look forward to working with them over the coming months.”   The Bartlet development is a mix of apartments and new-build homes, and Phase 1 of the project will be completed in the summer of 2014.... Read More »