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Connells Group announces senior appointments to maintain digital drive

Connells Group announces senior appointments to maintain digital drive

Anthony Glasgow appointed to Chief Information Officer & Alex Bailes joins as Head of Digital

The Connells Group, one of the UK's largest and most successful estate agency and property services groups, today announces two senior appointments to spearhead its continued drive in the digital space.  Anthony Glasgow has been promoted to Connells Group Chief Information Officer from his role as Connells Group IT Director, and Alex Bailes is appointed to the newly created role of Connells Group Head of Digital, both roles effective immediately.

Both appointments bring a wealth of experience in the effective use of technology for frontline estate agency business operations and drive the Group’s continued innovation in this space.  They will support the Group in meeting the changing needs of customers and a growing customer base by blending digital technologies with Connells’ traditional values and customer focused service.  It also reflects the Group's continued investment into this area, as evidenced by the recent acquisition of online estate agent Hatched and formation of a strategic partnership with Fixflo.com, an area in which the Connells Group continues to actively explore new opportunities.

In his new role, Glasgow, who has over 15 years’ experience in the property industry, will provide a consolidated approach to strengthening the Group's overarching digital strategy, maintaining its proposition and supporting long term plans to further evolve and expand in this area. 

Commenting on his new appointment, Anthony Glasgow says: "This represents a great opportunity to build on our expertise in the delivery of frontline estate agency services, grasping the opportunity to apply new digital technologies across our business and support our staff in delivering an enhanced customer experience through our high street branch network.”

Bailes joins from Countrywide where he held a number of senior IT and digital positions for several years.  In his new role, Bailes is charged with driving and developing both the digital strategy and existing partnerships across the Group and will lead the Group's activities as it continues to increase its investment in this area.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Connells Group at such an exciting time of rapid growth, evolving their digital strategy to put customers at the forefront of their offering", says Alex Bailes. 

The new appointments support Connells Group's long term strategy to leverage and adapt to changing digital technologies and develop new propositions to provide added value to its customers and via its expanding high street presence. 

The Connells Group will continue to develop further partnerships with successful businesses in the PropTech arena.

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