The Times: Winner Bronze - Block Management Company Of The Year 2015
Being the 4th year Ringley has been singled out as a winner this award is truly a testament to our people who are consistently delivering above and beyond through truly customer centric thinking. A fun thing we implemented this year was Project RED. RED stands for Repeatable Errors Detected and in true Ringley style our people not only bring forward things that could be better for customers but take responsibility for seeing resolution or improvement through for a small reward. Anybody can work in a business, at Ringley we all work on it being a better business.
Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award 2015
In May 2015 Ringley were awarded the Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award 2015 from the Cabinet Office which is a credit to those of you who felt you wanted to give a little and often via your payroll to The MediOliver Foundation and the work that Sam/Glory did to put this scheme in place.
It was also great to see our Ringley football team take part in the MediOliver Foundation football Marathon which raised over £29,000. Ringley also matches money raised for charity by our people up to £500.
RESI Awards - Property Manager of the Year 2015
In May 2015 we were delighted to be singled out at the RESI 15 awards and honored to collect the award for Property Manager of the Year. We were singled out for our ability to innovate and align to meet customer's needs and will continue to do so wherever we can. In 2014 this included building a model for fund managers and taking on several flagship schemes. Managing Director Mary-anne Bowring said "truly this is one for the team as this award recognises pure commitment to delivering results for Clients as well as a dedication to excellence for its own sake"
The Times: Winner Bronze - Block Management Company Of The Year 2014
We were delighted to collect this, our 3rd award from The Times/Sunday Times. To keep winning depends on continued innovation of our service offering to Clients, year on year. Our agility to respond to emerging markets such as PRS (the private rented sector) where we have blended the disciplines of facilities management, service charge and rentals management to meet the needs of institutional landlords has stood us in good stead.
Camden & Islington's Local Employer of the Year 2012
We were delighted to be named Camden and Islington's Local Employer of the Year 2012. We feel we've done an enormous amount of work to engage with local schools, provide work placements and 10 apprenticeships many of which have already led to growth and real jobs.
"We've made our mark locally and I've heard people giving directions by referring to the 'Ringley building', says Mary-anne Bowring MD. In the summer people walked in to congratulate us on hanging 18 union jack flags as well as recently to comment on our new plants.
I think it is fair to say not only have we brightened up what was a derelict site with vandalised BT phone box outside after Dunns, the gentleman's outfitter, went bust in 1981. We've breathed a little life and community into what was once known by the closed down tube station (now cash converters) as Kentish Town South. We're still growing and looking to buy new premises locally to grow into. Any ideas?
Benchmarked Investors in People: Silver Standard
The IIP Assessor wrote: "Underpinning the vision and mission, are a set of values which inform the way people are expected to behave: respect; teamwork; pride; trust: integrity. Most compelling is the way these values are reinforced at every opportunity.
Well publicised within the organisation, the values inform the: agenda for the annual company day; the conversation during performance reviews; the learning and development programme; the review of performance against key performance indicators; agenda items for the weekly meetings.
It was evident from the interviews that people know what they need to do to be recognised and valued. Also evident are some particularly innovative strategies designed to improve the effectiveness of the organisation, and have everyone identify with the aim of being recognised as the provider of a 5 star level of customer service. These include: tracking performance against KPI’s; a money back guarantee; recognition awards; letters to customers written in plain English; giving customers access to the organisation’s database.
Evidence of people believing they are trusted to make decisions are those who said: “time is of the essence, I have to make a quick decision as to whether the person is deserving of a legal charge for having to chase payment”; “I have the authority to give money back”. “I have the authority to quote fees”.
Of the organisation’s strategy with regard to corporate social responsibility, the Managing Director said: “this is what responsible employers do”.
Of work life balance people said that Ringley is a family friendly organisation which accommodates people’s need for flexible working.
Most people felt they are given the opportunity to make the most of their talent. This is especially true of the various “champions”, who have been given the opportunity to demonstrate their potential by taking the lead on whole organisation topics such as: corporate social responsibility; induction; records; front of house; facilities and events.
The Times: Winner, Gold Best Block Management Company Of The Year
In winning this year’s award The Ringley Group demonstrated a transparent and knowledgeable approach to property management and according to the judges ‘stood out’ as the clear Gold Winners.
The judges also commented that The Ringley Group ‘ had clear vision from the top down’ enabling the entire team to act accordingly to ensure the business offers the very best of services to all of its customers. In describing The Ringley Group’s second year win, the judges were of the opinion that the business had made block management ‘sexy’ with a strong sense of leadership on all levels and a truly outstanding service portfolio, which included: survey, valuation, property and facilities management services, as well as sales and lettings to private, commercial and industrial clients.
With a strong mission statement for The Ringley Group to be a true market leader, whilst being known for giving clear, sound property advice, whilst delivering creative property management solutions, The Ringley Group has developed a reputation built on team work and high levels of customer service. In this ultra competitive awards category, the judges concurred that it was The Ringley Groups CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme and its efforts within the community that truly stood out in the judging process, which includes its education and youth development programme, which offers work placements to students at local schools. Mary-Anne Bowring, Managing Director of The Ringley Group comments: “The Ringley Group has invested heavily in the IT infrastructure of the business which enables our team to minimise procedure times, whilst maximising and maintaining standards, tenant may need with regard to block management including a full database of templates, useful forms and downloads which make the process of block management much easier. Our team is highly qualified and all are experts in their fields and view block management as a collaborative effort between themselves, the freeholders and the tenants. We are delighted our professional efforts have been recognised in the winning of this prestigious award for the second year in supersession.”
The services offered by The Ringley Group can be fully tailored to adapt to the size of the block being managed, which is completely necessary when the range of properties managed runs from 3 units to 350 units. The bespoke back office systems for budget, maintenance and accounting was developed and designed by the Ringley Group to be highly efficient, capturing the exact information needed for an efficient and straightforward management. “I would like to extend our sincere congratulations to The Ringley Group from everyone on the Property team at News International. The standard and variety of the entries this year was just fantastic and yet again, it proved to be a hugely competitive awards programme, demonstrating the continued excellence and innovation throughout the UK Lettings industry”
Winner Highly Commended Valuation Company Of The Year
Being finalist means a massive acknowledgment to Ringley’s Valuation team: “We are deeply proud of what we have achieved in a modest 10 years. We work the harder side of the fence, mostly championing cases for leaseholders, employing tactics and good negotiation skills’
National Training Awards: Winner National Training Award (Greater London)
The premier accolade for staff training and development given by the National Training Awards 2011 for the best small London business went to Ringley group. The award recognised Ringley’s passion about developing its people through training programmes which celebrate skills and foster a culture of learning.
News on the block: Winner London Property Management Company Of The Year:
Ringley won again for its expertise in property management, approachability, landlord’s support, efficiency in handling enquiries, leadership, initiative and career support.
Property Awards for Women: Winner Surveyor Of The Year (Mary-Anne Bowring, Ringley Group Managing Director):
This winner is driven, passionate, bursting with ideas and works with the speed of lightening. I was very impressed with her forward thinking attitude, when she took on the case of a SE22 block of flats when all other surveyors had given up. This lady fought and won against a vastly exaggerated valuation set by the freeholder, eventually saving her client over £500,000. Brilliant work!
The Times: Winner Gold Best Block Management Company Of The Year
Ringley stood out and won this prestigious award with judges praising the ‘transparent, knowledgeable and approachable attitude’. ‘ The company has a clear vision from the top and the entire team act accordingly to ensure they are all headed in the right direction. The number of services on offer is excellent and each service van be fully tailored to adapt to the size of the site being managed, runs from 3 to 350 units’.
The Negotiator: Winner Innovator Of The Year
In winning Innovator Of The Year, the judges felt that Ringley’s guys had been highly innovative in a very tough market, and praised their courage in investing in the new initiatives.
Landlord Letting Awards: Winner Innovation Company Of The Year
“The Landlord & Letting Awards are the premier nationwide private rented sector awards in the UK, and it’s great to be able to recognise and reward the best in the industry. This year’s response was phenomenal, with over 1000 entries received, so The Ringley Group has done brilliantly to win their category”. – Oliver Romain, lead judge and Editor of Landlord & Buy-to-Let magazine.
ICC, Camden & Islington Business Awards: Winner: Community/Regeneration Company Of The Year
No other company is run the way Ringley is, Mary-Anne Bowring runs a formidable company. Not only does she strive to make her business succeed she is also aware of the impact it has on the community.
ICC, Camden & Islington Business Awards: Finalist: Environmental Responsibility Company Of The Year
Ringley in the spotlight again as a finalist recognised for the efforts made towards environmental responsibility awareness and the sustainable activities that inspire the rest of the business community to follow.
The Negotiator: Finalist Employer of the Year
Several years ago we set ourselves the goal to become an employer of choice. Having set this as a KPI we've benchmarked ourselves against this and are proud to out-perform both the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's staff turnover figures and to regularly match or do better than Marks and Spencers.
Often you hear people say there's a lot in a number. Its about creating a culture and environment where people feel they can make a difference, Where people can directly relate their jobs to organisational success and more importantly, their own personal development.
Achieving this is a journey that includes planning fun, regular communication, keeping benefits up to date whilst sending clear signals as to what outcomes are important and because we're serious about these outcomes putting money behind them. Our vision and mission are simple. We recruit for values, believe skills can be taught, ask everyone to align and appraise for behaviours.
The Negotiator: Finalist Community Champion of the Year
It was great to be recognised again for our community engagement efforts. Two highlights this year included our work as a National Ambassador for Apprenticeships and a whole team of us completing the South Coast Walk for Wateraid.
We reviewed and re-shaped our policies into 3 areas: value creation, environment, community and have a number of enviable strategies embedded into our culture and process.
Landlord Letting Awards: Finalist Legal Services Company Of The Year
Delighted to be shortlisted and up against some big names in the industry we take our passion further and with Ringley Valuation team we work hard to get our enfranchisement clients’ point across and put things right for them.
Landlord Letting Awards: Finalist Customer Service Company Of The Year
Great to be a finalist and yet again get all the attention and support for our mission that putts customers first. Our mission is to lead the market and through recommendations to be known for giving clear, sound property advice and for delivering creative property management solutions.