Engel & Völkers Southern Africa`s Annual Rewards & Recognition function


Each year, Engel & Völkers plays host to the biggest event on their calendar, the annual Rewards & Recognition Function, which, this year, took place at the Royal Elephant Hotel in Centurion, Gauteng on the 12th of October 2012. The theme for this year’s function was ‘Winner’s Circle’, which was exactly what the night was about, rewarding those who deserved it. Engel & Völkers staff from throughout South Africa flew in for the event, as well as sponsors and Engel & Völkers Premium Partners from various companies such as Auto & General, Biddulphs and Terrace Living.

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The evening started off with the summer rains threatening to spoil the party but dissipated just as the guests arrived. Guests were greeted by a red carpet leading them to their night of glitz and glam. Keeping in line with the theme, all the guests put on their poker faces as they started moving towards the gaming tables where they were able to try their luck at the various tables which included, craps (sponsored by MC van der Berg Attorneys), roulette (sponsored by MacRobert Attorneys), blackjack and of course, the wheel of fortune (sponsored by Baseline IT). Excitement built as guests cashed their ‘money’ in for chips and started their winning sprees. Those who preferred a bit of a break-away from the excitement gathered in the smoker’s lounge where guests were spoilt with cigars and a seat at poker tables. True to life, there always has to be a winner, and guests played off against each other to be the winner of the evening. There were prizes given throughout the evening, including Saxon Spa vouchers (sponsored by Auto & General), as well as various give-aways from Absa, Standard Bank and SA Homeloans.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors. “It was great having your participation in our event, and we hope that this has opened up a new partnership between Engel & Völkers and all the respective sponsors. We cannot emphasise enough how much we appreciate your sponsorship,” says Craig Hutchison CEO of Engel & Völkers Southern Africa.  It was now time to give away some prizes.

Men’s play-off winner: hamper from MacRobert Attorneys

Lady’s play off winner: a weekend for 4 at Montague Springs

Overall men’s winner: a weekend for 4 at Dolphin Beach Hotel

Overall ladies winner: a weekend for 4 at the Coloseum Hotel.

Baseline IT wheel of fortune: a R7000 voucher from Terrace Living.

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Then came the time of the evening for the most prestigious prizes of all, which were awarded to top performing staff, agents and shops who excelled above anyone else during the 2011 financial year.

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Most Showhouses for the year:

Elizma Wessels, Potchefstroom (Winner);

Theo Volschenk, Potchefstroom (Nominee) (Absent);

Edda Davidson, Faerie Glen (Nominee)

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Unit Sales for the year:

Elizma Wessels, Potchefstroom (Winner);

Theo Volschenk, Potchefstroom (Nominee);

Fritz Konig, Bloemfontein (Nominee)

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Rookie Agent of the year:

Shirley-Anne Morris, Umhlanga (Winner);

Craig Cornforth, Potchefstroom (Nominee);

Bruce Myles, Umhlanga (Nominee)

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Team Leader of the year:

Ryan Forder, Hoedspruit (Nominee);

Carlisle Snyman, East London (Winner);

Conrad Vorster, Umhlanga (Nominee)

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Licence Partner of the year:

Paul Turner, Atlantic Seaboard (Winner);

Carl Venter, Potchefstroom (Nominee);

Carlisle Snyman, East London (Nominee)

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Craig Hutchison (CEO of Engel & Völkers SA) and

Riaan van Deventer (Head of Real Estate, Engel & Völkers SA) congratulating Elizma Wessels

on her Money Maker of the year award and also the winner of an overseas trip.

Elizma’s assistant Desiree Wessels joined Elizma on the stage to celebrate in their success.

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