A message from Ben Davies, Managing Director of Belvoir Swansea:
“This week, we celebrate 11 years of business, and what an incredible 11 years it’s been. I remember Daisy and I signing for the keys for our first office on Castle Street like it was yesterday. At the time we had zero properties, no income at all, comparatively huge outgoings, and the cosy joys of sharing a Smart Car to work.
“Daisy spent the first few months heading up the office, dealing with walk-ins, and managing and servicing our small, but growing, portfolio of landlords and properties. We started as lettings specialists but eight years later, we branched out into sales, and we haven’t looked back since.
“In the early days, I would spend much of my time prospecting, networking, and bribing my way around new build sites with biscuits and cakes! Thankfully all our hard work led to us dealing with more and more new clients, who entrusted us with their investment properties and even their own homes.
“Failure never crossed my mind back then, but Daisy tells me now that she had many a sleepless night worrying about the business, probably because she managed our finances! Maybe that’s a good example of why we made such a good team? Me ‘cutting deals’, and Daisy picking up the pieces behind me and putting it all back together again!
“The last 11 years has had more than its fair share of highs and lows (none more so than the last 18 months!). We’ve had a lot of fun, plenty of tears, and everything in between, but we’re still here and still loving the rollercoaster of a business that we’re in.
“We now have thousands of customers and clients, numerous industry awards, three offices, 18 amazing colleagues, and finally our ‘office dog’ and Belvoir team counsellor, Bobby, is still going strong after 10 years!
“We’re looking forward to what the future will bring and witnessing our city transform into an even better place to live, work and enjoy.”