Deacon has been named Employer of the Year 2021 in the Property Management Awards organised by News on the Block.

Seven finalists competed for the prestigious title and the winner was announced at an awards ceremony attended by more than 1000 guests at Old Billingsgate in London.

Entrants had to demonstrate their commitment to meeting six key judging criteria, including proof of investment in employee development and career opportunities, providing a positive, diverse and inclusive work culture, and a commitment to work/life balance and the managing of colleagues’ mental health and wellbeing.

Judges, drawn from key influencers in the block insurance sector, included Dr Nigel Glen, CEO of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), Andrew Bulmer, CEO of the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM), and Bob Smytherman, Hon Chairman of the Federation of Private Resident Association (FPRA).

Announcing Deacon as the winner the judges said: “This was an excellent submission with some heartfelt testimonials. Very factual rather than ‘salesy’, which we commend.”

Commenting on the award James Collins, MD of Deacon said, “We feel very privileged to win this award.   So many teams have had to learn to work in different ways over the past 18 months and to be recognised for all we have done to support our colleagues and therefore ultimately look after our clients is a great accolade. I would like to thank the whole Deacon team for their hard work and commitment over the past year.”

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