A ‘GOLDEN’ Black Country estate agents have scored a hat-trick after picking up the top gong at a prestigious industry awards ceremony for the third time.

Lex Allan Group, which has offices in Stourbridge and Halesowen, were awarded gold in the Midlands Small Agency category at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2016.

Hundreds of leading estate agents from across the UK attended a glittering ceremony at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel where the winners of the most highly regarded awards in the estate agency industry were revealed.

The winners were presented with their awards by celebrated film and TV actor and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp, with renowned journalist, author and newsreader Penny Smith acting as compere.

Lex Allan, firm principal, said: “We are delighted to have won this award for the third time which is true testimony to the talent and dedication of our outstanding team and the exceptional customer service they consistently deliver.”

Award winners were decided following a thorough judging process by a panel of industry experts, beginning with an assessment of entry submissions.

Judges then conducted an extensive review of the entrants, including more than 150 hours of telephone interviews and independent mystery shopping exercises.