Amy Wray – managing director of Holmfirth-based estate and lettings agent Applegate Properties – has been announced as one of Yorkshire Business Insider’s ‘42 under 42’.
Established three years ago, the accolade recognises outstanding entrepreneurs in the region and predicts who will be leading business figures in a decade’s time.
Each year, 42 professionals – all under the age of 42 – are hand-picked by the Business Insider teams from the North West, South West and Yorkshire. These individuals are selected not only for standing out within their region and industry, but also for demonstrating the potential to grow their businesses on a larger scale.
Having founded the company in 2010, Amy has steadily expanded it and built a reputation for Applegate as the fastest growing estate and lettings agent in the Huddersfield and Holmfirth area. Starting out as a team of one, she has significantly expanded the workforce and now employs ten members of staff.
Alongside the other to be recognised by Yorkshire Business Insider, Amy will be invited to a celebratory dinner at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. With some of the region’s most promising entrepreneurs and business figures, the event is set to be one of Yorkshire’s top networking evening for rising starts in the business world.
Amy said: “I feel honoured and privileged to have been picked out from many other amazing business owners in the region. This is a great reward not only myself, but for the Applegate team as well. The business simply wouldn’t be where it is today without them all and the effort they put in.
“It is thanks to every single employee – and the exceptional service we deliver – that over 70 per cent of our new custom comes from word-of-mouth recommendations, and 98.9 per cent of our existing clients would recommend us to someone else. I can’t wait for the dinner and I’m thrilled to have been invited to attend alongside some of the best professionals from the region.”
This most recent acknowledgement follows the firm scooping up gold and silver in the 2017 Negotiator Awards – the UK’s leading programme for estate and lettings specialists.