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Aaron Cambden, class of 2005, is celebrating for the third year running as his lettings agent business has once again been voted 'Nottingham's Best Letting Agent', winning a Silver ESTA award, considered the most prestigious awards in the industry.
Aaron joined Trent College at the age of 13 on a sports scholarship. He played 1st XI hockey and represented Nottinghamshire and the Midlands, as well as assisting with coaching the school’s junior hockey teams. His favourite subject at school however was Business Studies. “Rather than pursuing this at university, I decided to spend a year travelling, before getting a full time job”. His tutor, Toby Leadbetter, provided Aaron with a reference and used his contacts to help him to find work once he returned from his travels.
With aspirations of starting his own business, Aaron gained experience with a local lettings agency, working his way up the ladder proving himself to be one of the agency’s top negotiators.
Aaron then moved on and joined a friend’s business which gave him the opportunity to experience every aspect of the company’s operations – web design, product development, account keeping, repairs and sales. With this experience under his belt, Aaron felt confident to start his own business together with a friend as is business partner and Fairview Estates was born.
Though they initially focused purely on lettings, the business now also deals with sales and investments. “My primary focus is on providing an excellent level of customer service which I feel is lacking in the industry”. After just four years, the agency has already been voted Nottingham’s Best Letting Agent three times – in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Aaron and his business partner have every intention of aiming to secure this title again in 2016.
Aaron has maintained links with his former Trent Business Studies teacher, Charlotte Welsby, and following on from his contribution this year with a GCSE pupil’s business project, Aaron’s business will feature as the small local business for all our Year 11 GCSE Business Studies students’ whereby they will write their assignment based on the business, assessing and answering one of a selection of set questions.
Charlotte says, “We will use Aaron’s business to do the research and provide students with a range of primary and secondary research materials. Students then have to put it together to complete their projects individually.”
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