Less than a month after Mar­ket­ing Man­ag­er, Rick Bar­row, was pre­sent­ed with a Law Soci­ety Excel­lence Award, his employ­ers have now been named as final­ists at the Char­tered Insti­tute of Mar­ket­ing Excel­lence Awards.

Jack­son Bar­rett & Gass are amongst eight com­pa­nies in the Pro­fes­sion­al Ser­vices cat­e­go­ry, which includes Deloitte, BT, and Ernst & Young.

The entry relates to devel­op­ing an approach to sup­port­ing house sales includ­ing a Home Infor­ma­tion Pack of a high stan­dard at a low price, which has suc­ceed­ed in retain­ing old clients, attract­ing new ones and devel­op­ing prof­itable rela­tion­ships with local Estate agents. 

Rick, who has only recent­ly com­plet­ed his part-time Char­tered Insti­tute of Mar­ket­ing Pro­fes­sion­al Cer­tifi­cate at Mac­cles­field Col­lege, has tak­en no time in putting his stud­ies to good use. His employ­ers became the first Law Firm in Cheshire, and only the 3rd firm in the North West to win a Law Soci­ety Excel­lence Award, some­thing nor­mal­ly reserved for Inter­na­tion­al Firms.

The judges described Rick­’s entry as exhibit­ing the true art of exe­cut­ing a well-planned and well-researched strat­e­gy to build a ser­vice which suc­ceed­ed in mark­ing them apart from their competitors.”

Jack­son Bar­rett & Gass must now com­pete with oth­er sec­tors to try to claim an unprece­dent­ed Excel­lence Award brace.

Rick Bar­row, Mar­ket­ing Man­ag­er, said, I can’t describe how pleased I am for the com­pa­ny. They have showed tremen­dous faith in my over­all abil­i­ty, not to men­tion invest­ment in my CIM course, and even with­out the awards, I hope that I have gone some way to pro­vid­ing the returns that are deserved.

The CIM Excel­lence Award short­list­ing sim­ply reaf­firms the Law Soci­ety Excel­lence Award, and shows that small­er firms real­ly can com­pete with big firms.” 

The awards will be pre­sent­ed at a black-tie event at the Grange St Pauls Hotel in Lon­don on 17 Feb­ru­ary 2010, with the evening host­ed by come­di­an Hugh Den­nis, of Mock the Week.