Rising Star title won by new agency surveyor at Siddall Jones in Midlands PROPS Awards

A woman described as “one of the most exciting prospects” in the commercial property sector has picked up the Rising Star trophy in The Midlands PROPS 2024 Awards.

Sophie Froggatt, an agency surveyor at Siddall Jones, beat off stiff competition from three other finalists to pick up the title at the Variety charity’s awards ceremony in Birmingham last week.

Ms Froggatt, who started at Siddall Jones five years ago as office manager, has been working in the role of agency surveyor for the company since July 2023.

Ed Siddall-Jones, managing director of Siddall Jones, said: “We believe Sophie to be one of the most exciting prospects in the sector, and we’re so proud of her for winning this award.

“When she started with us in 2019, she quickly became one of our most proficient workers, an increasingly important cog in the wheel of our operations.

“We decided that Sophie was capable of much more and so promoted her to agency surveyor last July.

“She took to the new job like a duck to water and was soon impressing our existing and new clients with her eye for the right properties and her attention to detail.”

Mr Siddall-Jones added: “Sophie really deserves her Rising Star award and we look forward to watching her career develop with us.

Sophie triumphed in the Rising Stars award versus finalists Tom Rhodes of Keepmoat, Kaine Arkinson of Shepherd Commercial and Siobhan McGlynn, of Brookbanks

The 28-year-old who grew up in Walsall, said: “I was genuinely shocked but really pleased to win, as I was up against so many other worthy finalists.

“I’d previously been mainly office based as office manager, but my directors Ed and Ryan Lynch were always telling me that I ought to get out there and work face-to-face with clients.

“They pushed me out of my comfort zone and I’ve really enjoyed the last year, ranked as third in the EG ranking for sales and lettings in my first six months.

“I love meeting new people in different sectors, in everything from the hospitality sector to established lawyers and accountancy firms, plus those starting up in business.

“It’s this wide range of people and businesses that excites me, experiencing different properties for their assorted needs, gathering knowledge about numerous sectors and the history of companies.”

The PROPS brings together major players in the UK real estate sector, recognising individuals and companies who have excelled.

Since 1992, the PROPS have raised more than £11 million for Variety, the Children’s Charity, providing support for countless children with disabilities.

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For further information, please contact,

Ed Siddall-Jones, Managing Director,

Siddall Jones, The Mint, 95 Icknield Street, Birmingham B18 6 RU.

0121 638 0500

www.siddalljones.com

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Editors’ Notes

Siddall Jones, which has offices in Birmingham and Dudley, was launched by Ed Siddall-Jones in 2012 and has grown steadily from one office to two and from one member of staff to six. In 2020, the firm was named Most Active Agent in the West Midlands in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine. In 2019, Siddall Jones was named Most Active Single Branch Agent by number of deals done by CoStar and was a Top Five finalist in the overall CoStar awards. In 2022, Siddall Jones was named the top commercial agent in the West Midlands in the EG Radius On-Demand Rankings. The firm brokered 156 deals including sales and lettings in 2021, almost double the number of the nearest rival.