Teamwork triumphs in year of success

Teamwork triumphs in year of success

Teamwork triumphs in year of success

As we prepare to bid farewell to 2023, it is a fitting time to reflect on the year that was for Henzells Agency. The past 12 months was a time of record transactions, major milestones and accolades – but it was much more than that.
2023 highlighted the collective spirit of the Henzells team and the dedication of our people. We bonded together and achieved much more than business excellence, it was a year marked by comradery, celebration and commitment to our community.

Here are a few of the special moments that shaped our year:

Welcoming new faces and celebrating experience: In 2023 we were fortunate to welcome more talented individuals to our team. Tara Henderson and Kirra Cheyne joined as Customer Service Officers while our Accom Caloundra business was bolstered with the addition of Amanda Stevens as Holiday Reservations Consultant and Janine Kemen as Quality Control Officer.
Reinforcing Henzells as the agency with the most seasoned professionals on the Sunshine Coast, our team’s combined experience reached an impressive 342 years, testament to the depth of knowledge and expertise within our ranks.

Best in business: Henzells eclipsed a class field to win our category at the Sunshine Coast business community’s annual night of nights. We were officially crowned “Best in Business,” receiving the prestigious honour at the gala 2023 Sunshine Coast Awards in November. It was a great honour to be recognised as the best amongst an outstanding group of local businesses at the awards which provide a platform for leading businesses to shine and set a benchmark for others to follow. 

Honouring Henzells Heroes: As a proud part of the local community since 1935, Henzells is very thankful to the many people who go above and beyond, volunteering their time and efforts so others can shine. In 2023, five new deserving winners were announced in our Henzells Heroes campaign, each receiving $500 from Henzells as a token of appreciation for their extraordinary behind-the-scenes work enriching the lives of everybody around them and making the Sunshine Coast a better place. This year’s winners were Leon Stensholm (Lookout 07), Anita Elliott (Coastal Caring Clowns), Tara Haneveld (Scleroderma Queensland), Murray Boyton (Rhythm Aura) and Chris Paterson (Bamboo Projects).

Milestones and recognition: Celebrating long-standing partnerships, Steve Webb, our Financial Control Officer celebrated an incredible 30-year journey with Henzells and Pelican Waters. Sales Manager Kyle Davies and Sales Consultant Iain Simms both celebrated 10-year anniversaries, embodying the loyalty and dedication that defines our team.

Caloundra tops tourism awards: Henzells is synonymous with memorable Caloundra holiday experiences, having been the original accommodation provider since first opening our doors on Bulcock Street in 1935. We have always played an active role in ensuring Caloundra is a leading destination for holidaymakers, and that their stays are filled with fond memories. We were delighted that our destination was crowned Queensland’s Top Tourism Town for 2023 in June.  Judged by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, the annual awards recognise outstanding destinations honouring communities that demonstrate a commitment to visitor excellence.

Community commitment: Henzells was not only recognised for excellence in business, but also for our social commitment. Winning the 2023 Sunshine Coast Social Commitment Award and being finalists at the REIQ Award for Excellence in the Community Contribution category underscored our dedication to making a positive impact beyond real estate.

Exceptional achievements: 2023 saw the setting of several property records including a Pelican Waters residence boasting a 62m wrap-around water frontage, selling for an impressive $3.85 million. This achievement, which attracted international interest, further solidified our position at the forefront of high-end real estate on the southern Sunshine Coast. We successfully guided countless individuals through sales, rentals, and commercial property transactions, helping them find their perfect home or business space.

Henzells stars shine: It was a great honour to pay tribute to our top performers at the annual Henzells staff awards celebration in August. Our staff went the extra mile to deliver some of our most impressive results on record including 153 properties settled, processing over 7000 rental enquires and increasing gross holiday bookings to $3.7 million for the year. Congratulations to Iain Simms, Linda Feltman, Paul Bell, Andrew Douglas, Nicole McCarroll, Michele Kelly, Morgan Bonanno, Steve Webb, Kyle Davies, Danielle Smithson and Karen Ronchi for their respective awards in what was an outstanding team effort across the board.

Team building: Beyond the hard work which contributed to such a successful year, we took time out for moments of fun and unity. From a team building day at Currimundi Recreation Centre to various morning teas, breakfasts, lunches, days at the races and the occasional over-indulgence in cheese and other tasty treats – it was a joy to share time together strengthening our bonds and growing together as a unified group.

Giving back to the community: In 2023 we continued our long-standing commitment to supporting the wellbeing and growth of the community we love. We proudly sponsored numerous sporting teams and local organisations, donating over $50,000 to assist causes close to our hearts.
As we close the chapter on 2023, we look forward to the new opportunities, challenges, and successes that await us in 2024.  Thank you for being a part of the Henzells story—where experience meets excellence, and every achievement is a testament to the power of teamwork.
Here's to a future filled with continued success, shared triumphs and the unwavering Henzells spirit. Cheers to a remarkable year!

Henzells Agency
Accom Caloundra
Pelcan Waters Foundation
Pelican Waters Caloundra