Well done to all at Bags of Blessings!

What an achievement!

Bags of Blessings collected for, wrapped and distributed 1993 gifts and bags to underprivileged children during their Christmas 2023 campaign. WOW!

We are thrilled to have played our very small part as a collection point and spending a day of wrapping where the team here managed to wrap 94 bags of gifts between us.

We are in absolute awe at what Chris and the team achieve, and can imagine the happy children's faces receiving these wonderful bags of gifts.

Thank you to all you lovely people in Mapperley who dropped in gifts again this year.

2023 certificate

Christmas collection point - Bags of Blessings 2023


You super lovely people in Mapperley have already filled 2 large collection boxes with gift items for children that have gone off to Bags of Blessings already to be wrapped!

THANK YOU so much for being so generous! 

There is still time to pop in a little something if you are planning to, items needed include:

  • small gifts/toys for a child aged 0-16
  • chocolate
  • craft items – pens, pencils, colouring books, activity books
  • a reading book

If you can give a little it will directly make a difference to underprivileged children this Christmas.

You will be warmly welcomed if you drop off items to our office on Mapperley top, call in anytime Monday to Friday until 5.30pm or on Saturday until 2pm.

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Lest we forget

       Marriotts remember November 2023


As a poppy grows on the edge of my street,

It makes me think, it makes me weep,

The day you died I will not forget,

I did not know you, we have not met,


You fought so hard the young & old,

Shoulder to shoulder, brave & bold,

Thousands upon thousands by land, air & sea,

You gave your life so I could be free,


So, I will remember the fallen,

And I will honour you with pride,

I will remember the 11th of November,

I will tell people why you have died,


Goodbye my friend & thank you,

For this life I have is good,

I will think of this little red flower,

I am sending you all my love.


This poem was written by our team member Tracey Harlow. 

British Property Awards 2023

Press Release

We are thrilled to have won the British Property Award for Nottingham NG3-4, for the second successive year! 

Our team team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.

Well done to all our team - and in particular Tracey, Ellen & Jo. 

The British Property Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by their local, regional and national competition.
Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of customer service are rewarded with our accolade, which acts as a beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.

Marriotts - British Property Awards Gold winner

Marriotts sponsor Arnold Eagles under 8 girls

Here are Arnold Eagles little Wizards! Under 8 girls team.

We are proud to be sponsoring the team kit and it looks fabulous on them!

All the Marriotts team wish the girls all the best at the start of their football journey as they learn the game and team skills, form new friendships and importantly have lots of fun playing together.

Arnold Eagles are a fantastic and supportive local girls club, originally formed in 2017.

Coronation celebrations!

Marriotts are celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III  😊 👑 🇬🇧

We wish to offer our warmest congratulations to King Charles III & Queen Camilla from all the Marriotts team.

We will be closed on Saturday 6th May so that our team have the opportunity to watch and join in with this once in a generation event. We will re-open after the bank holiday on Tuesday 9th May and look forward to assisting you then.

We thought we would also share this fab guide to the Coronation Day we have found from the BBC - Coronation timetable: Your complete guide to the day - BBC News  - we will be glued to our TV’s for sure 😊!

Is it time to review your mortgage?

Is it time to review your mortgage?

We are all thinking hard about our outgoings right now and making cuts in our spending.

Whatever rate you’re on and irrespective of the term of your mortgage it’s well worth reviewing it now. You could make a saving and fix your monthly payments.

At the time of writing the UK interest rate is 3.5% and although this is still historically low, many borrowers and homeowners won’t have experienced interest rates this high, so, what does this mean for your mortgage?

The impact of UK interest rate rises on your mortgage

 It’s estimated that three-quarters of mortgage holders are on fixed rates and will see no response to rate changes*. However, an estimated 2 million people are said to be on a standard variable rate (SVR) or tracker mortgage and will see their monthly repayments go up.

With the financial markets reportedly anticipating the bank base rate to increase again in February 2023, if you haven’t already done so and have less than 6 months left on your fixed-rate mortgage, or are on an SVR or tracker, speak to a mortgage adviser as soon as possible.

It makes sense to lock in a new fixed rate ahead of further potential rate increases.

Contact us and we can put you in touch with Adam for a friendly chat to see how he can help you and review your options. Adam is an experienced, trusted mortgage advisor for Mortgage Advice Bureau.

Please do remember that your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

* ukfinance.org.uk - quarterly-trends-in-economy-analysis.

Thank you very much!!

A very well done from all of us at Marriotts to the fantastic team at Bags of Blessings who worked tirelessly in November and throughout December to pull off the collection of gifts to enable the distribution 1,791 bags of gifts to bring a smiles to children on Christmas morning.

Brighter Tomorrow

We have just planted 500 more trees with JUST ONE Tree!

So many good causes are in need support and trying to decide where our charity donations go is a really tough one.

At Marriotts we are extremely concerned about the global environmental situation which ultimately effects every single one of us, the future of our children and all future generations - urgent action is needed.

JUST ONE Tree is a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere and reversing biodiversity loss through global reforestation. They plant trees in areas severely affected by deforestation to maximise the effect on reducing global warming. In the process they help to provide agricultural education and sustainable incomes to local communities.

Sell your home with us and we will plant 5 trees for you so you can feel good about doing your little bit to help!

Bags of Blessings CHRISTMAS collection 2022 - update

Bags of Blessings – update November 22

Our collection point for Bags of Blessings 2022 Christmas appeal is well on the way!

Thank you so much if you have dropped in a donation already, every little helps go towards making a child smile this Christmas.

Please do pop into our office in Mapperley at anytime if you wish to donate a small toy or gift, story/reading book, confectionary items, pens/pencils/crayons, colouring book.

Let’s all help this wonderful local charity to bring joy to underprivileged children in Nottinghamshire this Christmas.

Gifts for children from birth to 18 are all gratefully received – especially gifts for children over 7, toys for boys and teenage boys which they are always short on.


Here is a picture of some of the gifts ready to go wrapped up in the bags from last Christmas.