Engel & Völkers Southern Africa – proud of its employees

Phillip Niemann, Craig Hutchison, Simone Soltau

Phillip Niemann, Craig Hutchison, Simone Soltau

Celebrating our achievements – Licence Partner Conference and the Annual R&R 2015

The 2015 annual Rewards & Recognition function for Engel & Völkers Southern Africa was held in Cape Town in March 2015.  Both events had a particularly impressive turnout of attendees from our offices around South Africa.  At the R&R function, the excitement and anticipation of the respective winners of the various categories, was palpable.

Phillip Nieman (Managing Director of Engel & Völkers International) and Simone Soltau (Country Manager for E&V Southern Africa) from the E&V AG head office in Hamburg, Germany, also attended both the Rewards & Recognition function as well as the Licence Partner Conference with all our licence partners. 

The Licence Partner Conference was an opportunity for all the existing licence partners around South Africa to network and welcome the number of new licence partners to the fold.  As usual, this conference was an opportunity for Craig Hutchison, CEO Engel & Völkers Southern Africa to share the highlights of the past year, the increase in sales, top performances of specific shops and individuals, and to thank and congratulate all the licensees on a very successful year.  With Engel & Völkers Southern Africa showing a 30% growth in registered sales over the last year in what is still in general quite a flat property market is quite a remarkable achievement, and the targets have been set to even better this in the coming year.

Craig Hutchison, Brian Chaplog, Riaan van Deventer

Craig Hutchison, Brian Chaplog, Riaan van Deventer

This management event is also the ideal platform to strategise, introduce and discuss the status of the property market and to map the future and anticipated growth of E&V in South Africa, especially with regards recruitment. The licensees are always encouraged to give their input which is invaluable and this contributes to policies such as planning for innovative new software, training and mentoring of our sales advisors, etc.  All our principles and values are reinforced at these licence partner meetings.

As the theme for the R&R was strictly white with a touch of sparkle / bling, this ensured that the event was certain to be fun, light-hearted and custom made for easy conversation and enjoyment.

At the awards ceremony, Riaan van Deventer, Director of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa was particularly appreciative and proud as he thanked all the achievers for their dedication, hard work and commitment. 

Many new friendships were made and rekindled and the inevitable networking was sincere and of great value. 

The winners per category were:

Agent of the year: Eastern Cape

Brett & Mandy Grant, Port Elizabeth 

Agent of the year: Garden Route

Elmari Stander, George               

Agent of the year: Gauteng

Cristina Rosa, Waterkloof           

Agent of the year: KZN 

Jana Vorster, Ballito                      

Agent of the year: Limpopo & Mpumalanga      

Charla du Plessis, Projects 

Agent of the year: North West 

Theo Volschenk, Potchefstroom

Agent of the year: Western Cape

Jackie de Waal, Kalkbay 

Agent of the year: National       

Theo Volschenk, Potchefstroom

Bond Origination – Support by Individual Agents

Cherise Ansara, Broadacres

Brand Ambassador         

Carl Venter, Potchefstroom

CI Shop of the year          


LIPA of the year               

Carl Venter, Potchefstroom


Most Exclusive mandates           

Francis Case, Simon’s Town       

Most Listings in 12 months         

Theo Volschenk, Potchefstroom             

Most Showhouses         

Sanet Dicks, Potchefstroom

Rookie agent of the year             

Etienne Durandt, Bryanston 

Team Assistant of the year         

Samantha Theron, Umhlanga

Team Leader of the year             

Beatrice Joubert, Potchefstroom

Unit Sales (Existing properties)               

Theo Volschenk, Potchefstroom

Unit Sales (New Developments)       

Charla du Plessis, Projects 


For photographs of both events, please click on the links below:

Licence Partner Conference



After Party


Van Loveren Wines

Venue and General Pics



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