The team at Engel & Völkers South Africa knows how to work hard – achieving outstanding sales and negotiating the best deals for their clients – but they also know how to kick back, party hard and celebrate their success, with recognition going to top achievers at the company's annual rewards function.
Held at Monte Casino in Sandton, Gauteng, this year's eventwas coupled with the annual licence partner conference which kicked the day off. “It was a very positive and pro-active workshop and we look forward to implementing the new and improved ways of working as well as achieving the goals that were set” says Lara Machado, Engel & Völkers Southern Africa Head of training.
The day moved to the evening where it was time to celebrate the stars for 2016. Themed along the lines of a Glitz & Glamour, the ceremony started with a red carpet entrance where guests were met with a signature welcome cocktail sponsored by Bains, a proudly South African and international award winning whisky to get guests in the mood.
“Over 250 guests attended the function, with special guests from abroad as well as local. The evening was all about recognizing and rewarding our top achievers for the past year, in the context of a glittering gala event, through which the high roller and celebrity theme continued” says Craig Hutchison, CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa.
Guests got to try their hand at the poker, roulette and blackjack tables while enjoying the networking amongst their peers. Each guest also tried their luck with the scratch cards to see if they would be the lucky winner of the grand prizes. A big thank you to all our Golden Ticket Sponsors:
Guess Gents watch to the value of R 2895 sponsored by American Swiss
Michael Kors Ladies watch to the value of R 4599 sponsored by American Swiss
Movado Mens watch to the value of R 15 559 sponsored by American Swiss
Jenna Clifford hamper to the value of R2000 sponsored by Jenna Clifford
Full day spa package for 2 to the value of R3000 sponsored by Bakwena spa
After all the fun and games, it was time to start the formal part of the evening, and many prize winners were recognized and acknowledged for their hard work.
“I am extremely proud of the achievements of everyone within the Engel & Völkers Southern Africa family,” said Craig. “The market was challenging for the period that was taken into consideration for these awards, and the principals, agents and team assistants have risen to the challenge and beyond, building the Engel & Völkers brand to be a leader inits niche in South Africa. I congratulate all the winners, and know that their successes are a great inspiration to the rest of the agents, who I know are all proud to be local ambassadors of this great international brand.”
“Various sponsors came together to make such an evening possible and we would like to thank Snymans Attorneys, Private Property, SA Homeloans, MacRobert Attorneys, SARRPS IT Services, American Swiss and Bains who were our main sponsors” Craig concluded.
Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Rewards Function.We trust you all enjoyed the evening and that you are energized for the year to come. The R&R is really a great networking event and a special evening where teams can come together and strengthen their relationship and share int heir shops’ achievements. We would also like to thank our sponsors for a very successful evening.