Since then, giving back to the local community and economy has become an integral part of Promoteam's DNA. Amanda Hardwick, their Marketing & Client Relations Manager, explained to us how they believe that their developments need to have a positive impact in the area. "Our aim is to sell ski apartments that help build a strong local economy and community. Our buyers are looking to use their properties for personal use and for rental and we design our properties with this in mind. We don't want to build developments that only get used for a few weeks of the year and contribute to an empty village, we want to build developments that will be occupied for as many weeks as possible to people who will use the local facilities, shop in the local shops, eat in the local restaurants and drink in the local bars!"
She also spoke of how they want to go even further and attempt to offer the key worker housing themselves, instead of through an intermediary company. "We would like to sell directly to local people so that we can help them get onto the property ladder or, in French, 'accession a la proprieté' by selling the apartments at a -30-35% reduced price compared to the market value. This would help stop local people being priced out of the Morzine housing market and forced to move to towns further down the mountain. We really want to halt this decline in the local population and start to increase it again. It's why everyone loves to visit Morzine – the village feel, the fact that it thrives all year round with local people. If we lose the local community, we are at risk of losing the very reason that gives Morzine its charm for the tourists that visit. We are currently in discussion with the town hall about this future plan."