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 to get the acclaim alongside all our peers means the absolute world.”

The victory means 2013 has truly turned out to be one of the most outstanding periods of the company’s history.


Their typically quieter summer months were in fact its most successful in the last six years, with £10 million worth of property sold.