Northern Beaches wins International CEO Best Cell award
LJ Hooker’s 12 northern beaches offices in Sydney have won the coveted 2013 CEO Best Cell award based on their performance for the past 12-month period.
The hotly contested international honour was announced by LJ Hooker CEO Georg Chmiel in Brisbane on Saturday night at the International awards Night of the Stars event.
The Northern Beaches’ cell comprises Avalon, Balgowlah, Collaroy, Dee Why, Frenchs Forest, Freshwater, Manly, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Newport, Palm Beach and Seaforth.
Collectively, the cell won top honours for being consistent and effective brand ambassadors, achieving improvements in market share, using LJ Hooker Institute Training, market product, media activity, PR and generating lead referrals through LJ Hooker Home Loans.
Auction marketing, franchise harmony and cell cohesiveness were also considered in the award decision made by Mr Chmiel.
“The Northern Beaches cell has achieved the greatest average for all the key criteria considered for this award so this is a very big honour indeed,” Mr Chmiel said. “I’m delighted to say every franchise owner and team member worked hard to achieve this hotly contested award which they truly deserve, making them this year’s cell winners not only in NSW or Australia but throughout the entire international LJ Hooker network,” Mr Chmiel said.
LJ Hooker Admiral, Franchise Council Member and Principal of Seaforth John Davis said, “this award is recognition of a long term effort to build the strength of the brand and therefore our cell on the northern beaches, it’s that simple.
“It’s been a long term plan, 10 plus years, but we never expected to win this international award as we know the strength of other cells in the LJ Hooker network, not just here in Sydney but across NSW and the network in general.”
Mr Davis said to win the award as best cell across the entire international LJ Hooker network was, “never expected, it’s a huge shock but a welcome one!”