EweMove announces their Franchise of the Year

The team at EweMove Beeston & Long Eaton

The team at EweMove Beeston & Long Eaton has been hailed as the Franchise of the Year as part of EweMove’s 10th anniversary conference and celebrations.

Father-and-son duo Dave and James Roberts with business partners Will Williamson and Jordan Tewson have recently renewed their franchise agreement as they look to grow their team.

Dave Roberts said:  “I had a dream… that I could grow a business with my longstanding friend and business partner Will, that I could hand over to my son James. And we’ve done it!

“With Jordan on board too, we now have a management structure that is leading a growing team of excellent agents covering our two high street shops in Beeston, Long Eaton & Sandiacre. It’s very humbling to win Franchise of the Year among this incredible group of franchisees.”

Nick Neill, MD of EweMove, added: “The Beeston team has been right at the top of the performance league since they started in 2014. It’s been fascinating to watch as they have carefully and diligently grown their business to cover three franchise territories, served by two high street shops. They have built a superb team of people to deliver the industry leading EweMove service proposition for almost 10 years. Consistency in agency is key and these guys have demonstrated that with great skill, care and attention. Truly deserving winners.”

Full 2023 winners list:

Best Average Fee – Mark Allen, EweMove Aberdeen

Most Completions (Lets) – EweMove Beeston

Most Completions (Sales) – EweMove Basingstoke

Best Customer Service (NPS Lettings) – Neil Beglin, EweMove Brighton & Hove

Best Customer Service (NPS Sales) – Paul Chant, EweMove Northampton North

Best Customer Service (Trustpilot) – EweMove Bexleyheath

Rising Star – Mike Bailey, EweMove Stafford

Best Individual – Julie Hopkins, EweMove Waterloo & Litherland

Best Partnership – Steve & Denise Russell, EweMove Lutterworth

Best Team – EweMove Northampton North

Best Newcomer – Sean Fairbridge, EweMove Redcar & Guisborough

Brand Ambassador – James Hillier

Special Recognition – Deborah Lofthouse

Supplier of the Year – My Photo Genie

Associate of the Year – James Cramp

Sheep Pen Team Member of the Year – Ellie Worby

Franchise of the Year – EweMove Beeston & Long Eaton



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  1. EAMD172

    Nice article and well done. Nice to see a family in business together.
    But – Best Average Fee! Really?

  2. Vanessa Warwick

    Congratulations to all the winners and lovely to see a father and son in business together and achieving their dream.

    I have three properties managed by EweMove in London, and David Whiffen does an exceptional job, always going above and beyond the call of duty.  I only wish that David had won an award for his excellent service, as he truly deserves one!

    David always finds a solution before presenting a problem to me and his diligence and attention to detail, and his tenant management skills, are excellent.  I regard him as a partner in my property business and I am grateful to him for his hard and tireless work on my behalf.

  3. Head_Shepherd#2

    That’s great to hear Vanessa, thank you.  David is an amazing agent and franchisee, of that there is no doubt!  And with nearly 200 territories it’s really hard to choose winners among such an amazingly high-performing network.  I am delighted to hear you’re enjoying such a great service though, which is definitely consistent across the whole UK network – I am very happy to say.


  4. eduardo

    Congratulations to all our award winners, lots of hard work has gone into each of your successes. And well done to the Beeston & Long Eaton guys for providing the vision, strategy, leadership and empowerment for their team to go out and smash it.

  5. Head_Shepherd#2

    Well done to all our winners in our 10th Year of business.  A fantastic achievement for everyone including the Team at the Sheep Pen Head Office that supports our franchisees too.

    Thank you!


  6. graham.f.1

    A fantastic list of worthy winners all round. Great to be part of such an amazing network, and proud to have been in since day one! Long may the excitement continue. 🙂

  7. Olly Whitehouse

    Fantastic news, great to see a family run business thriving.  Bravo.

  8. wilsonred

    I just finished reading this fantastic article on EweMove’s Franchise of the Year announcement, and I must say it’s truly inspiring to see such an innovative and dedicated estate agency achieving remarkable success. The hard work and commitment showcased by the winning franchisee serves as an excellent example for others in the industry. EweMove’s approach to blending technology with exceptional customer service is a testament to their forward-thinking mindset. Congratulations to the deserving winner, and I’m looking forward to seeing more outstanding achievements from EweMove and their franchises in the future. Keep up the great work!

  9. Wayne Albutt

    It was an exceptional day of conferencing, networking, recognition, and socialising (fun).  All of EweMove’s success of lat year, and years before, and heading into the future is made that much easier with the support of our excellent suppliers and business partners – so thank you all for this ongoing support.

    The Franchise of the Year is always difficult to choose as we have a large number of excellent performers, but I for one and happy and proud that EweMove Beeston & Long Eaton won… they are a perfect example of what makes EweMove in general a success – Great Leadership, Great People and TEAM, and executing Great Business Processes day in and day out whilst remaining agile, innovative, professional and servicing their community with great moving experiences.

    This however, not to detract from all of our other award winners and our runner up nominees in every category – you are all winners.


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