Tim Hollingsworth, managing director of leading surveying and estate agency firm Rumball Sedgwick, explains how the inspirational group effort behind Team GB’s success in the sporting field is similar to the Rumball Sedgwick work ethic.

Tim HollingsworthIntroducing the Great British Estate Agent!

“What a summer of sporting prowess! Great Britain has excelled this year in its sporting activities. Andy Murray won Wimbledon, Chris Froome won the Tour de France and the GB Olympic Team won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in a huge variety of sport. Great Britain finished second to the United States in gold medals, meaning that this was the most successful games for Great Britain since 1908.

Years of hard work paid dividends for the participating athletes and they have all said a huge thank you to their respective coaches and support teams. An example is Laura Trott who is Great Britain’s most successful female Olympian – it was impossible not to be moved by her humble reaction to winning gold in the omnium bicycle race. She cried with joy and delight as she passionately thanked her team.

Running a property company such as Rumball Sedgwick is not easy. Our staff need to train hard over a number of years in the same way as the Olympians – gaining experience, knowledge, understanding and eventually qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor or a Member of their respective professional body. This does not just come to those who wait – it takes hard work, ultra-determination and get up and go – much like our Olympians. Our professional staff members are also thankful for the team behind them, without which the business could not function. At Rumball Sedgwick we identify and nurture talent and then support and invest in them, and we feel that is reflected in our success. Much like the latest Olympic sporting technology and training programmes we are always looking for new innovations to stay high-reaching, ahead of the game and remain flexible to change.

Here at Rumball Sedgwick our team don’t get medals or a pedestal to stand on – yet they are gold standard – they work to ensure that they have provided a job well done to the clients. That is why we see repeat business from old clients, we see recommendations from satisfied clients passing our details onto their friends and work colleagues and we see referrals from fellow professionals who advise their clients that we are the firm to go to. Rumball Sedgwick will provide you with a top quality service whether it be valuations for inheritance tax, needing a property manager to advise on the management of a block of flats, the sale of development land, advice on extending a short lease on a residential property…. the list goes on.

To see what the Great British team at Rumball Sedgwick can provide, whether it is to find your perfect trophy home or to use our many other services, please visit our website www.rumballsedgwick.co.uk or call our friendly and helpful team who will be delighted to help you cross the finish line.”


Rumball Sedgwick has offices in Watford and St Albans. If you are planning building works and want advice on the Party Wall Act or you need a survey, please contact Tim on 01923 224275 or via email: tim@rumballsedgwick.co.uk

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