CEO of the Year Awards 2023

SME News- CEO of the Year Awards 2023 | 20 Property Investment CEO of the Year - UK Advantage Investment is a successful property investment company offering a unique 360 degree service to meet its clients’ property needs. Its experienced investment consultants work closely with clients to help them find their ideal property and negotiate the best deal. Advantage Investment is dedicated to providing a streamlined service that is both cost-effective and efficient. Director Adam Wood co-founded the company with the objectives of providing a personalised service and prioritising a positive experience with clients and employees. Mr. Wood’s driven leadership has led him to receive our award for Property Investment CEO of the Year – UK. Based in Liverpool, Advantage Investment operates entirely in-house to offer clients an entirely stress-free investment journey. The company sources various investment opportunities including off-plan, completed, student, residential, and many more. Its customer-centric approach means that clients are not passed on to other companies but stay with the team throughout the investment process. A dedicated investment consultant is assigned to each client to support them through every stage, even if they decide to sell their property in the future. Exceptional customer experience is the company’s top priority, and the team is committed to providing consistently high-quality service. Since its inception during the pandemic, Advantage has aspired to approach its business with honesty and transparency. Its tailored approach ensures that clients are viewed as individuals, and the company prides itself on matching clients’ investment goals with exclusive opportunities. As a result, over 20% of Advantage’s clients have referred a friend or purchased again, a testament to the company’s superior services. The company’s commitment to excellent customer service is demonstrated through its 96% 5-star Trustpilot reviews. Its hard-working team strives to exceed expectations and create an unparalleled customer experience. Their diligent work has fuelled the business’s international expansion, offering clients unique opportunities in Dubai, Spain, and the UK. Over the last few years, the property market has experienced several notable challenges. Uncertainty in the property market has stemmed from economic fluctuations, political changes, and a rise in house prices. To meet these challenges, Advantage has implemented a bold strategy, recognising that perseverance is required during these difficult times. Adam Wood shares, “Managing a company comes with its fair share of challenges and obstacles. I generally lean towards taking calculated risks and putting in hard work to reap rewards, making it easier to handle potential challenges down the road. One significant challenge has been the rapid growth of the company, expanding from a single employee to a team of 18 within three years. While growth is inherently positive, it brings its own set of challenges, from operational challenges to team dynamics. I focus on not only hiring the right individuals but also fostering a core leadership team capable of managing and guiding the broader team. This strategic approach to team building ensures that the challenges associated with growth are met with capable hands and diverse skill sets.” Speaking on a personal note, he continues, “One significant personal challenge has been starting a family at the same time as launching a company. In the last three years, I've welcomed two sons into the world while sustaining the progress of Advantage. Balancing family commitments and professional responsibilities has proven challenging at times. Through effective time management and delegation, I've successfully organised my workload. With support from my partner and management team, I've had the right tools and assistance to overcome obstacles and effectively raise my children and develop my company.” In 2024, Adam Wood’s primary focus will be the continued growth and success of the business. While Mr. Wood has several other business ventures, Advantage has been pivotal in his professional journey, and he remains steadfast in his commitment to the company’s development. Looking to the future, the business aims to expand into new markets with a focus on entering the Dubai market. Mr. Wood enthuses, “One of the key aspects of my plan for this year involves an initiative aimed at helping others entrepreneurs and CEOs to achieve similar success. Although I can't provide detailed information at this moment, I anticipate sharing more insights and specifics around quarter two. If you're interested in staying updated on this informative initiative, please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.’’ Under Mr. Wood’s ambitious direction, these initiatives will further solidify the company’s position as a future-forward player in the property and investment industries. For his effective leadership, we have bestowed Adam Wood with our award for Property Investment CEO of the Year – UK. Contact: Adam Wood LinkedIn: Company: Advantage Investment Web Address: