The Newport office of Martin & Co, the UK’s largest dedicated letting agency, has won the national award for Best Young Business at the company’s annual awards ceremony, which was held in the Midlands.

The award, presented by Martin & Co founder and chairman, Richard Martin, celebrates the passion for results and customer service demonstrated by Martin & Co the Newport franchise owners Neil and Lisa Williams and their staff. Last year they scooped Best Franchise Launch in their first year of trading.

Richard Martin said that Neil and Lisa had not only achieved superb results for hundreds of landlords in Newport and the surrounding areas, but had instantly embraced everything that Martin & Co stands for – integrity, professionalism and straight-talking, good advice. Landlords and tenants alike clearly know where they stand and I have been really impressed with the positive feedback I have received’.

Neil and Lisa said: “This award is a real honour and a tribute to the hard work, dedication, and passion of our staff, as well as the efficiency of the Martin & Co system and training support.

“It also follows close on the heels of two recent major awards for the company including Franchisor of the Year and Best Large Letting Chain. Such success can only help our business further and give much needed confidence to our clients in this largely unregulated industry in which the right choice of letting agency is of paramount importance and we hope to mirror this success at our latest office to open in Blackwood.”