Delivering on maximum communication by attracting "the best and brightest": How ludlowthompson invests in its people
- 18th August 2018
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The Investors in People Gold Accreditation – reflecting 25 years of rewarding careers at ludlowthompson - Apprenticeships, internships and negotiators roles to senior management positions and appointments to the main board
Here at ludlowthompson we are fully committed to our ethos of investing in people. We are delighted to reflect on 25 years of building countless fulfilling careers in property.
In an industry built on professional knowledge, personal relationships and customer care, training and personal development has a huge role to play - ludlowthompson are members of all of the regulatory bodies including ARLA and NAEA Propertymark, NFOPP and TPOS,
ludlowthompson co-founder and Chief Executive David Thompson remarks “We only promote from within, which gives every employee a platform to fulfil their potential. ludlowthompson have fully embraced the Governments apprentice scheme and train all of our managers to extremely high professional standards, all of our Directors have MBA’s, and we hold the investors in People Gold Status – something only 3% of companies awarded this distinction achieve.
It gives us great pleasure to introduce a number of our longest serving and highest achieving members of both the Apex Park Management and London Office teams. All ludlowthompson employees fully embrace the spirit of the Investors in People Accreditation.
The photograph on the left shows some of our ludlowthompson Apex Park HQ team (looking from left to right): Elle-May Ward, Gemma Heaton, Debbie Watkins, Ria Green, and Su Colledge.
Su Colledge – current role – Chief Operating Officer - joined as Finance Manager in 2002 - MBA Henley Business School sponsored by ludlowthompson in 2013
“From the moment I joined ludlowthompson i realised they epitomised the definition of high performance. Delivering through a fantastic network of support a trusted environment to ensure the growth of every individual to meet their own goals and in doing so ensure business success for ludlowthompson and their customers. The opportunities are limitless and encouraged and I am proud that my team have taken advantage of them”
Gemma Heaton – current role - Head of Property Services joined as telesales consultant in November 2007, moved through Property Management to her current role - Business Management degree sponsored by ludlowthompson 2018
“I love how ludlowthompson drive me to promote my personal & professional development every day”
Ria Green – current role - Property Services Team Manager joined as Customer Consultant as an apprentice within Business Administration, became our top Referencing Assessor winning #1 All Agents for customer feedback in 2016, and in top5 in UK since then.
“I have been working for ludlowthompson now for over 5 years and have held a variety of roles,. I think that they are a fantastic company to work for who offer help, support and they recognise people’s strengths and talents.
Debbie Watkins – current role – Financial Controller joined June 2005, promoted 2010
“Ludlowthompson provide the perfect environment to develop & grow, ensuring everyone wants to give their best and build a better team
Elle-May Ward – current role Assistant Accountant joined as Finance Administrator in August 2014 as a Business Administration apprentice, continuing on to AAT finance apprenticeship, winning Apprentice of the year 2017
"I’ve felt supported throughout my time with ludlowthompson , and can see my career developing from strength to strength”
The photograph on the right shows some of our London team (looking from left to right): Mark Williamson, Kern Rhoden, Nicola Dawkins, Alexander Rawlinson, Rashid Islam.
Alexander Rawlinson – current role – Managing Director – joined as sales negotiator 2002 and as such is ludlowthompson’s longest standing employee – MBA CASS Business School sponsored by ludlowthompson 2015
“The aspects I like most about ludlowthompson are promotion from within, the work hard play hard culture, and the fact you get out what you put in. Every day is different, there is unlimited earning potential and you are in control of your own destiny. I am most proud of the sales/letting apprentice scheme I implemented six years ago that has produced several superstar Estate Agents."
Nicola Dawkins – current role –Letting Manager – joined as Letting Negotiator 2013 – Negotiator of the Year 2015,16,17
“I like that ludlowthompson heavily invest in their staff, training, and the overall company ethics.”
Mark Williamson – current role – Canada Water Sales Manager – joined as a Letting Negotiator in 2009 and has carried out every customer facing role in the company!
"Everyone from apprentices to managers are given the same opportunities to be successful, they only promote from within and reward hard work very well."
Kern Rhoden – current role – Assistant Lettings Manager – joined as an Apprentice 2016
“Initially the ludlowthompson apprenticeship was recommended by a family friend. The company offered excellent training and a long term career with internal progression, uncapped earning potential and positive working environment!"
Rashid Islam – current role - Summer Intern 2017 and again in 2018 – studying Computer Science UCL
“I like that at ludlowthompson there is a healthy competitive culture. Colleagues are supportive and managers are knowledgeable, thus providing support as and when it is needed. I like that I can take pride in my work and take ownership of the deal right through to signing tenancy on the day of move in”
So, if you’ve just left school or finished university and want to commit to the future of ludlowthompson, we would love to hear from you. For more information, visit our recruitment page. Click here for more information or email your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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