Top gong two years in a row

They stand the test of time

Gatton Star - - ADVERTISIN­G FEATURE | BUSINESS AWARDS - Meg Bolton [email protected]­ton­star.com.au

KEEP­ING the busi­ness in the fam­ily has been para­mount to Gat­ton Real Es­tate.

Passed through three gen­er­a­tions, strong fam­ily val­ues and com­pas­sion have been a con­stant within the walls of the Rail­way St busi­ness.

Af­ter about 35 years in the com­mu­nity, it ap­pears they have per­fected the win­ning for­mula by tak­ing home the top gong in the Pro­fes­sional Ser­vices cat­e­gory on Oc­to­ber 20.

Sales mar­ket­ing con­sul­tant Al­li­son Gra­ham said it was an hon­our to be ac­knowl­edged at the Lock­yer Val­ley Busi­ness, Train­ing and Ap­pren­tice­ship Awards for a sec­ond year in a row.

“We are su­per pleased be­cause it was tough com­pe­ti­tion,” she said.

A close and con­stant re­flec­tion of the busi­ness’s strengths and weak­nesses was cred­ited to the win, along with staff striv­ing to de­liver the best ser­vice pos­si­ble.

“We work in our client’s best in­ter­ests and try to ex­ceed their ex­pec­ta­tions,” Ms Gra­ham said. “We view ev­ery sit­u­a­tion as the party we are work­ing for.”

While be­ing recog­nised for their pro­fes­sional achieve­ments was a hum­bling ex­pe­ri­ence, play­ing a role in the com­mu­nity was also high on the busi­ness’s agenda.

“It’s not just (like) we are here to make money, it’s also be­ing a part of the com­mu­nity we live in and hav­ing peo­ple feel that we aren’t just here to do our jobs, that we ac­tu­ally care,” Ms Gra­ham said.

“We all try to go above and be­yond.”

From hum­ble be­gin­nings, the busi­ness has grown to a staff of 11 con­sist­ing of sales, prop­erty man­age­ment and ad­min­is­tra­tive staff.

Although the busi­ness had changed dur­ing the years the tra­di­tional fam­ily cul­ture of the busi­ness still shines through.

“It’s nice to have that fam­ily feel and I feel that it’s re­ally im­por­tant,” she said.

“When you work in such close prox­im­ity to peo­ple it’s nice to have that re­laxed at­mos­phere whilst still prac­tis­ing good busi­ness.”

The busi­ness is await­ing feed­back from this year’s judges to con­tinue their suc­cess­ful op­er­a­tion into the fu­ture.

❝in­ter­ests

We work in our client’s best and try to ex­ceed their ex­pec­ta­tions

— Al­li­son Gra­ham

PHOTO: ALI KUCHEL

BIG WIN­NERS: Ed­wina Bartholome­w, Rhonda Mclu­cas, Al­li­son Gra­ham and Paul Belz at the busi­ness awards.

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