SAWYER and Co Sales and Lettings - which has branches in Brighton, Hove and Portslade - has won a top award.

It received the Best Small Lettings Agency in the UK award at The Negotiator gala dinner and awards ceremony.

The company was presented with the award by TV presenter and comedian Jimmy Carr at the Park Lane Hilton in London.

The Negotiator Awards are considered to be the most inclusive and meaningful accolades to be awarded in the residential property industry.

Sawyers director Chris Sawyer said: “I’m over the moon that we’ve won this award.

“We accepted this on behalf of the whole team who have made such a huge contribution to how we operate.

“I’m so proud of everyone.

“If I could have had them all on the stage to collect it I would have done.

“Everyone can take huge satisfaction from this recognition.”

This award rounds off a hugely successful year for Sawyer and Co who have already won Best Estate Agency of the Year – South East award from The Guild and Gold Excellence status and awards in the new Best Estate Agency Guide 2018.

Chris said: “To be judged as the best at what we do in the UK, that’s incredible!

“This is such a big award to receive, rigorously judged by several very highly esteemed industry heavyweights.

“It just goes to show what’s possible if you put together some great people who all love what they do.

“We will continue to strive to find even better ways of providing an award winning service.”

Judges said Sawyer and Co was: “a very impressive agency in a hotly contested category. They are ambitious and open to innovation and experimentation – a marketing and business machine!”

Chris said: “Sawyer and Co are market leaders in Brighton and Hove with a strong reputation for integrity and local knowledge. “