Commercial Property Agents and Chartered Surveyors have been celebrating after being named the ‘Small Business of the Year 2021’ at the prestigious East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire Business Awards.

The awards ceremony was held at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton on 11th November at a sold-out black tie event and were attended by over 260 guests and helped to celebrate business success across the region.

In addition to winning the Small Business of the Year award, Rushton Hickman also had two staff members that were runners up in individual awards, Jade Martin for the Rising Star Award and Megan Smith for the Young Employee of the Year Award.

Graham Bancroft, Director at Rushton Hickman said “I was absolutely thrilled on behalf of the whole team for us to have won the Small Business of the Year award at the East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire Business Awards.  The awards are extremely well thought of and winning the award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team.

Since taking over the company around two and a half years ago we have strived to improve a 30 year brand by investing in staff, new technology and also social media.  We have been able to build on our previous successes and increase our levels of performance for our clients and that is down to the strong teamwork within the company.

 A special part for myself was seeing two of our staff members being nominated for individual awards in Jade and Megan.  Whilst on this occasion they didn’t win the fact that they were shortlisted shows how much of a fantastic job they are doing for the company and our clients and myself and my fellow Directors couldn’t be more proud.”

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