HUNTINGDON estate agents Thomas Morris are set to launch an advertising campaign on the back of a ‘truly prestigious’ national award late last year.

They want to persuade house-buyers and sellers that the best agents really earn the commission they charge their clients.

"It's always tempting to say that any award is 'prestigious', but this one genuinely is, unlike some other awards," said the company's senior partner Simon Bradbury.

In November, Thomas Morris accepted the award for Independent Estate Agency Chain of the Year, from monthly industry magazine The Negotiator. The trophy is now touring the chain's seven branches in and around Huntingdonshire.

The campaign will mix newspaper advertising with website promotion.

Pictured at last year's award ceremony are, from left, TV presenter Fred MacAulay, Thomas Morris's John Pakora, Russell Sansby, Simon Bradbury and Julian O'Dell, with a representative of sponsor Home Move Box and Negotiator editor Clare Bettelley.