Sandy Blue team
Sandy Blue team

SandyBlue recognised at the Algarve Business Awards

The many businesses within the Algarve make sure that it is a destination worth visiting. So, it was a great honour to attend the annual Algarve Business Awards to recognise all this hard work with our peers.

This year, SandyBlue was shortlisted as a finalist for four awards – Customer Excellence, Team of the Year, Outstanding Marketing/Branding Initiative and the Algarve’s Business of the Year. The awards gala took place on November 30 and was certainly an eventful evening.

Double award winner

The competition this year was strong. However, SandyBlue is delighted to accept two award wins. Firstly, our marketing team successfully defended the title for ‘Outstanding Marketing/Branding Initiative’, also winning in 2022. This is a testament to the hard work the team puts in with exciting campaigns, engaging content and a big presence on social media.

Our tone of voice is not that of any villa rental agency – we are the friendly Algarve experts who are here to give complete peace of mind. For owners, we ensure their property is represented in the very best way so that their rental income increases exponentially. The marketing team is delighted to receive this award again, especially with such fierce competition.

Algarve Business Awards

The second success of the night came with the ‘Customer Excellence’ win. Our customers, both guests and villa owners, are at the heart of everything we do. Our wonderful Guest Services Manager Suzi Bawden is the heart of the brand. Having been considered a semi-finalist for the ‘Employee of the Year’ award last year, this indicates just how dedicated she is. From arranging airport transfers to helping guests throughout their stay, her team are one of a kind.

For owners, Joy Franke is our Onboarding Manager who helps new owners join our portfolio. Walking them through every step of the way, including overseeing the legal and administration documents, her impact shows owners that they really are in safe hands.

Although we did not grab the awards for ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Algarve’s Business of the Year’, SandyBlue was announced as the runner-up for both categories. This alone is a huge achievement due to the amount of entries from many fine companies.

A successful year ahead

With a new year upon us, we look forward to another great year for the Algarve. Inviting guests, old and new, while partnering with new villa owners means the hard work never stops.

By SandyBlue Team
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SandyBlue – Algarve villa rental specialists.
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