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Quintessential Relocation Consultants winners of two national awards

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Independent property finders and relocation specialists, Quintessential Relocation Consultants, (QRC), have won two national awards at the British Association of Relocation Professionals (ARP) Annual Awards held on 11 September in London.

The firm, who had been nominated for two awards, won both the “Property Finder” Award for their work with private clients and the “Destination Services Provider” Award for services delivered in Jersey and Guernsey on behalf of corporate clients and international relocation management companies.

Managing Director and Founder of QRC Jo Stoddart commented, “We were honoured to have been nominated for two awards for the second successive year but to win them both has exceeded our expectations. We are a small team competing against some of the UK’s best-known property finders and long-established Destination Service Providers so to get this recognition for our work is a real accolade and highlights the quality of service provided to our clients. It also shines the spotlight on Guernsey and Jersey which can only be good for the islands.”

For the “Property Finder 2014” award the judges commented that “The winner’s promotional material illustrated the passion behind the services they provide. The little touches included as part of their service made them stand out as a clear winner.

The testimonials received reflected the high esteem in which this applicant is held and the intimate relationships that they created with their clients, many of whom have remained friends. Their contribution to the wider industry was also clearly stated.”

Judges of the “Destination Service Provider 2014” award commented that “This was the most popular category this year and it was a close competition with the winner scoring 90%. Of the winner’s entry, the judges considered that this was an excellent submission. The entry statement covered all the relevant points and the testimonials illustrated that the applicant offers a great personal service.”

One judge commented that the applicant had shown how they operated successfully in a small market by both retaining clients and developing new business.
Managing Director Jo Stoddart founded Quintessential Relocation Consultants Ltd in Guernsey in May 2010. However as a former Jersey resident, Jo soon started receiving requests to provide services in Jersey from previous clients and began working with Helen Hart in 2012. Helen and Jo incorporated Quintessential Relocation Consultants Jersey Ltd in June 2013 and are both Directors of the company.

Mrs Hart commented, “As a Channel Island business we want to ensure our clients can relocate and enjoy their new life in the Channel Islands as quickly as possible. To say we are delighted to receive this recognition from the industry we work in is an understatement! We are a small team and a relative new comer compared to other relocation service providers. We hope this award will provide further opportunities for us to provide services and take the pressure off both corporate and private clients planning to relocate to the Channel Islands.”

The directors and all client-facing staff have all had personal experience of international relocation and understand the challenges for individuals and families moving around the globe.

“Our clients relocate to the Islands for a number of reasons, and come from the UK as well as from all around the world. However they all have the same challenges - usually very little time to find a new home on the island and a need to understand the differences that Island living brings” said Mrs Stoddart. “Having an independent property finder and relocation professional working on their behalf to source the most suitable properties for their requirements can relieve the pressure for clients and save them a lot of time. It is also reassuring for clients to know that our advice is completely independent and that we act at all times in the best interests of the buyer or tenant.

Our objective is to make our client’s relocation to the Channel Islands as simple as possible so they can begin their new life on the islands and make the most of the experience regardless of how long they are living here. “

The firm also assists clients to find schools and source childcare and works alongside spouses and partners helping them to find employment and pursue their own interests.

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