A YORKSHIRE estate agency is celebrating 25 years in business as staff celebrate professional development.

Chris Clubley & Co is marking its quarter of a century milestone across its four offices in Stamford Bridge, Pocklington, Market Weighton and Hull.

In its anniversary year five members of staff, Helen Parsons, Nadia Smith, Jonathan Wood, Sam Atkinson and Louise Overton have successfully passed an NFoPP (National Federation of Property Professionals) Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management.

Chris Clubley said: “I believe it is very important that customers know they are dealing with qualified agents whose advice and guidance can be trusted.

"Similarly with prospective landlords, these qualifications give them added assurance and protection. We are one of the very few agents whose lettings staff are now all qualified.”

Mr Clubley also presented four other members of his team Lisa Bray, Sarah Ducker, Debbie Smith and Suzy Bateman with customer service accreditation certificates awarded by the Relocation Agent Network.

Mr Clubley added: "We take staff development very seriously and our team’s Relocation Agent Network accreditation is a great example of what can be achieved when staff are supported properly to improve their skill set. Of course, having Relocation Agent Specialists in the team is also great for our relocating customers.

“I congratulate all my staff on their awards. They have worked hard for them and I am proud of their achievement. In a very competitive business, having a skilled and qualified team is essential."