Awards and accreditations within the commercial property industry
As leading independent commercial property agents in Birmingham and the Midlands, we are proud to have established an excellent reputation within this field of industry and to have been recognised and accredited by the following organisations.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. RICS has been raising industry standards since 1868 with more than 100,000 members globally. RICS membership is only awarded to those who meet and maintain the most rigorous practice standards and professional conduct. Our membership, therefore, demonstrates that KWB adheres to the highest professional standards in the world.
Office Agents Society
The Office Agents Society (OAS) exists to represent the interests of office agents across the UK, to develop their access to markets and provide educational / CPD events.The principal aim of the OAS is to promote knowledge and expertise amongst office agents across the UK. This is achieved through the organisation of regular events, seminars, lectures and educational tours. Currently the Society has around 1,000 members nationwide.
British Council for Offices
The British Council for Offices’ (BCO) mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector. Established in 1990, the BCO is Britain’s leading forum for the discussion and debate of issues affecting the office sector.Its members, which includes KWB Workplace – our office design and move management division – are all organisations involved in creating, acquiring or occupying office space, whether architects, lawyers, surveyors, financial institutions or public agencies. The BCO works to advance the collective understanding of its members, enabling them to work together to create more effective office space.
KWB is a Cyber Essentials certified company. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme which ensures that a company‘s IT infrastructure is compliant with the IT security requirements of the GDPR and is protected against common forms of cyberattack. By being Cyber Essentials certified, we demonstrate our commitment to cyber security and provide our clients with the additional assurance that we have taken the appropriate measures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of all sensitive information and personal data that we hold.
EGi (Estates Gazette Interactive) is the award-winning online intelligence service for the commercial property market, offering an invaluable source of news, property data, research and legal information. For 2016, KWB was awarded the coveted first place in the annual EGi awards for the most active office agent in the West Midlands – for the fourth time. KWB was recognised for this award ahead of many other international, national and regional West Midlands and Birmingham office agents. The accolade was awarded on the number of transactions for office space in Birmingham city centre, Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove and throughout the West Midlands.
Birmingham Office Market Forum
The Birmingham Office Market Forum (BOMF) brings together Birmingham’s leading office agents and Business Birmingham to present a co-ordinated voice to investors, developers and occupiers about Birmingham’s city centre office market.KWB contributes market intelligence to the quarterly BOMF statistics and presents these in a concise format with topical and insightful commentary on the KWB research section of the website.
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) connects, supports and grows businesses within Greater Birmingham. KWB is a premier member of the Chambers. Accredited by the British Chambers, GBCC has acted as the voice of local businesses since 1813. The GBCC’s jurisdiction covers six key geographical areas of Greater Birmingham: Birmingham, Solihull, Burton & District, Chase, Lichfield & Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield.
The Property Ombudsman
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has been providing alternative dispute resolution for consumers and property agents since 1990. The TPO is a government-approved scheme providing free and impartial redress in relation to disputes. KWB Property Management Ltd is proud to be able to give its residential clients reassurance that an independent redress scheme will help resolve disputes if they unfortunately arise.