On November 3rd the Cork Business awards were held in The Clayton Silverpsings Hotel where over 550 guests joined to celebrate all that is good about business in Cork. East Cork had a very strong showing and were represented extremely well with James Colbert, Colbert & Co Estate Agents based at 4 Main Street winning Auctioneer of the Year 2018. This was a step up from last year where the company won Cork County Auctioneer of the year 2017.
The Award for Cork Auctioneer of the Year 2018 was to recognise the achievements of an estate agency in Cork and Colbert & Co were said to be no stranger to innovation and pioneering new ways of bringing the industry forward.
James Colbert the managing director said ‘this was a huge surprise and we are honoured just to be nominated amongst some much larger and established auctioneers. We always pride ourselves on serving our customers as though they are our only clients and I think in such a busy market right now, that’s what paid off’
The judges noted that Colbert & Co in the past year have pioneered the online bidding process which whilst is now used by other agents, at the time was a gamble and one that Mr. Colbert feels worked well. ‘Yes that was something we always wanted to have for our purchasers and vendors. A transparent platform where all bids are easily seen and you place bids at a time that suits you as opposed to waiting for us to open our offices. To compete with the larger firms in Cork we need to stay ahead of everyone else and It is brilliant to get this award as recognition of trying to do so’