LKP-accredited managing agent Rynew last week held its own awards for contractors who are employed on leasehold-controlled blocks.
This is a wonderful departure from the leasehold sector norm where awards are doled out wholesale a la Robert Mugabe to some of the most surprising winners.
Rynew is a highly esteemed managing agent in East London, run by Desmond Moreira and Daren Touhey, which has been resolving numerous build defect issues in new build properties.
Indeed, last year they took over the management of Mulberry Mews in Islington, where Roger Southam, the chairman of the Leasehold Advisory Service, was embedded as the manager via his company Chainbow. More here ad nauseam: https://staging.leaseholdknowledge.com/?s=mulberry
That issue was resolved, and the leaseholders now control the site via an RMC.
Rynew was appointed because of its expertise in dealing with build defect issues.
Anyway, here are Rynew’s awards to its contractors which may be of use to other sites:
Ed Ellis, Partner of the Year
“Ed is chartered builder at http://www.webellis.com/.
“Ed Ellis has been an invaluable partner to Rynew over the years and has been instrumental in helping our clients tackle complicated building defects. ‘Ed’ as he known to many has helped some of clients tackle major building defects by identifying trends and issues unknown to the naked eye. He has reported on several new build projects and been instrumental in dealing with the NHBC, large House builders and holding them to account in respect of building standards.
“Ed single handedly helped a client (Images, East London) save £25 million by getting the builder back to site to carry out the works.
“But the feedback from clients and other professionals that we have engaged on these projects, is always good, and we always receive nothing but praise for his work and attention to detail. Highly respected by many professionals that have the pleasure of working with him, as do Rynew.”
Louis Belizaire-Poole, Contractor of the Year
“Louis and his firm AC Test www.actest.co.uk – slogan: “you should leave your electrical cares with us …” continually receive outstanding feedback from our clients.
That’s not only for the incredible work and service they provide but how genuinely pleasant and helpful they are.
“Louis is one of the nicest men I have met, and it was our pleasure to present him with this award, for his dedication, hard work and commitment to servicing our clients.
“(Even on the night I had people coming up to me telling me what a gentlemen he is).”
Simon Foster, chair Rainbow Quay Residents’ Company, Client of the Year
“Our clients are the life blood of our business and help us deliver better services by pushing us to do better.
“Simon Forster who is the Chairman of Rainbow Quay (144 flats), is instrumental in helping us manage this site. His dedication to help his fellow leaseholders by managing the many issues that arise deserves high recognition.
“We throughly enjoy working with our clients, and this partnership has been a pleasure. Thank you, Simon and Rainbow Quay for giving us the chance to work with you.”
Amy Rowe, Rynew Property Manager
“This is always hard, as we value all our staff and the tremendous effort they put in to make Rynew work.
“But this year without a doubt this, we had to give this accolade to Amy Rowe.
“She has been at the heart of all the good that we do as a business despite some challenging times, this never altered her delivery or commitment to service delivery. Both liked and valued by her colleagues, not to mention the feedback we have received from our customers.
“As a result of Amy’s contribution in 2017 we have promoted her to Property Manager, and I am sure you will be hearing and seeing more of Amy in 2018.
“Thank you for all of your hard work!”