Tim Hyatt is on record as stating that, "he loves the industry" and it is this passion which has enabled him to enjoy a lengthy and illustrious career in lettings and estate agency, respected by his peers and the public.
Since starting out at the age of twenty one, his passion and commitment to improving the standards and public perception of agents and agencies is exemplary and continues to this day, and we are delighted to publicly acknowledge his achievements with this award.
Throughout an illustrious career, he has never faltered from applying stringent standards to his own work ethic and has consistently gone above and beyond in sharing this ethos with his teams, an attitude which he attributes to the experiences and culture he experienced at the first agency he worked for.
Starting at grass roots level, he undertook a thorough grounding in all aspects of lettings and property management, moving up through the ranks to become a partner in the world's largest privately owned estate agency.
However it wasn't enough for this individual to work at improving the standards within his own team, he also wanted to work with other like-minded agents to enrich the industry values as a whole and ensure that the public felt confident and secure in the services they were receiving.
With this in mind, he became ARLA president and during his tenure, membership numbers rose to their greatest level. This was due in no small part to his increased emphasis on marketing the body to both businesses and consumers, and his decision to immerse himself within the organisation and get completely involved with all aspects of its work.
We feel that there could not be a stronger demonstration of the ongoing enthusiasm and dedication he still shows for the industry he has made his own and no individual more worthy of being acknowledged by his peers for the contribution he has made to our industry.
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