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Zoopla.co.uk to be main sponsor at 2010 Lettings Live

20th Apr 2010

Zoopla.co.uk will be the headline sponsor at this year's 2010 Lettings LIVE - a day of world class seminars from some of the leading industry speakers which takes place on June 15th at the QE2 conference centre in London.

The event, which is organised by Estate Agency Events, will focus on ideas and insights to help lettings and property management businesses profitably grow and will end with The Lettings Agency of the Year Awards - the first awards event dedicated to Lettings and Property Management - recognising the importance of this industry sector.

The seminars will cover changes in legislation, technology and consumer behaviour which all play their part in forcing the lettings industry to adapt and to innovate. Lettings LIVE exists to provide knowledge and understanding to ensure lettings businesses can keep pace with industry change and help businesses keep up with the competition.

Zoopla.co.uk, which was recently named by Nielsen as the second most-visited property website in the UK, has emerged over the last year to become a major force in the portal space. Launched only 2 years ago, through record organic growth and a handful of key acquisitions, Zoopla.co.uk has overtaken rivals Primelocation and Findaproperty in terms of audience size as well as providing its member letting agents exposure on some of the UK's leading websites including MSN, Yahoo, Guardian, Tiscali and many more.

Peter Knight, Founder of Estate Agency Events commented: "We are pleased to announce Zoopla.co.uk as the headline sponsor of the Lettings LIVE event which sits alongside the first ever dedicated Letting Agency of The Year Awards. The seminars which were a complete sell out at the 2009 event will now benefit from having the backing of one of our industries leading technology driven businesses that has thrived since launching only two years ago. Zoopla.co.uk will be assisting us in creating a learning environment in which agents can truly find ways to improve their businesses.

Nick Leeming, Commercial Director, Zoopla.co.uk said, "We're delighted to be sponsoring this forward-thinking industry event. Zoopla.co.uk continues to lead innovation in the property portal space and the 2010 Lettings LIVE event offers lettings agents a valuable opportunity to learn about the latest innovations, trends and information taking place in their market."

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For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at pr@zoopla.co.uk or on 020 3872 5615.

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About Zoopla.co.uk

Zoopla.co.uk is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help our users make sense of the residential property market by combining property listings with market value data, local information and community tools.

Zoopla.co.uk was founded on the principles of transparency and efficiency and everything we do aims to make the market more effective for both property consumers and professionals alike. By combining free, instant value estimates for every UK home with sold prices, local market information and hundreds of thousands of properties available for sale and to rent, Zoopla.co.uk has rapidly become the ultimate destination for property consumers to search for property and do their market research. Our unique features allow users to gain an insight into the market and discover information they won't find anywhere else. And, as a result, we have become one of the most valued sources of both applicant and vendor leads for UK estate agents.

Launched in 2008, we are the fastest growing property website in the UK, now attracting over 12 million visits per month and are proud to have been awarded numerous accolades including being listed in the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta 100) as well as being voted the UK's Best Property Portal (Web User, Daily Mail Awards, Website of the Year).

Zoopla Limited is a privately held company with a highly experienced and proven management team, led by Founder and CEO, Alex Chesterman, and backed by well-respected angel investors and leading venture capital firms Atlas Venture (atlasventure.com) and Octopus Ventures (octopusventures.com).

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