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Hunters Estate Agents hits the screen with Channel 4 TV show

Friday 31 May 2019

NAEA Propertymark Protected, Hunters Estate Agents, took part in a new TV series "When I Grow Up", where a group of primary school children were shown the ropes of full-time employment.

The show sees children from all over the country go headfirst into the world of employment, taking centre stage at some of the country’s most reputable organisations.

Under the watchful eyes of CEO Glynis Frew, National Sales Director, Martin Robinson and York Sales Manager, Vanessa Wilson, a group of six children descended on the Hunters Headquarters in York, where they were welcomed as the latest members of the Hunters sales team.

The children were tasked with finessing the art of telephone negotiations, property valuations, open-house hosting and they even take the reins at the Hunters Harrogate branch for the day.

The series, which has already received widespread acclaim from critics, makes for enjoyable viewing by applying a light-hearted touch to the pressures of running an industry-leading professional business.

Glynis Frew, CEO of Hunters Property plcsaid: “When we were contacted last year to be part of the programme, we jumped on it. There was, however, an element of nervousness as the purpose was to let the children ‘run the business’ for a week.

“Our business is all about people, so we were delighted to be part of an experience that really explores this. We felt this would be a great opportunity for us to give the children and their families an experience they wouldn’t forget.

“The concept behind the series is really good and its message around diversity is important for us as it speaks to our core values.

“We don’t have any preconceived ideas around who we’d like to join us at Hunters - as long as you’re willing to learn, work hard and show the right attitude towards customers then you’re more than welcome.

“The children were amazingly versatile, and we were impressed with their attitude and ability to carry out their jobs, each of them bringing something to the table. Safe to say we’ve got several CVs stored away for a few years down the line!”

Martin Robinson, National Sales Director of Hunters Property plc, said: “It was a great experience for us and for the children and we created some very memorable moments with lots of laughter along the way.

“We wanted to ensure they were engaged with the key elements we know are important for our customers and balance the fun of the job with the professionalism it requires. Customer service is key to us, so we were a little nervous about letting the children take over customer communication, negotiations and handle six figure sum sales. It was certainly an eventful week!”