A North East business has scooped the top spot in the Sunday Times Lettings Agency of the Year Awards.
The Castledene Group was named overall winner at a ceremony in London, which saw letting agents from all over the UK compete for the accolade.
Castledene also won in the Best Training and Development in the UK, Best Medium Sized Letting Agency in the North and Best Medium Sized Letting Agency in the UK categories.
John Paul, managing director of the business, which was founded five and a half years ago in Easington, said: “We were hopeful of doing well but to win the National Best Lettings Agency in the UK was incredible and a fantastic achievement by the team
“To be nationally recognised by winning four awards is wonderful. As you can imagine, we are ecstatic.
“It’s the first time the big award has been given to a business outside of London, which is great for the Castledene Group and great for the North East.”