Mother and Daughter, Claire Leathley and Charlotte Baron from the Walmgate Branch of Belvoir Estate Agency successfully kept their business afloat after devastating flooding. The pair’s good deeds meant working day and night to move the business into the spare room of their house after Boxing Day floods completely wiped out the business. After just 48 hours, an IT team had managed to recover the loss of data from the systems thanks to the amazing act performed by Claire and Charlotte. As a result, the York Branch of Belvoir was one of the first out of 174 businesses to re-open as a result of flooding. The floods also hit 450 properties across the York region.
After speaking to Charlotte and Claire, they recall seeing water rushing towards the business so they decided to try and get into the building. They somehow managed to get into the water filled office, before unplugging the computers and moving some files into backup. They’ve recently been awarded the “Special Recognition Award” for their tremendous behaviour at the annual Belvoir awards. Presented by Chief Operating Office, Dorian Gonsalves, the award was introduced as a way of rewarding the pair for their good deeds, resulting in little impact to the business.