Multi-skilled team to 12 to drive estate agency training
Connells Group enters the new year with a significantly enhanced Land and New Homes division with the appointment of 14 property professionals across its network.
Graham Jones, a human resources leader with over 25 years’ experience, has been appointed Group Human Resources Director at leading estate agency and property services provider Connells Group.
William H Brown acquires Porter Glenny
Further expansion to grow network
Property sales and lettings agency William H Brown, part of the Sequence UK network, has acquired Porter Glenny estate agents in Essex. The purchase will expand William H Brown’s well-established sales and lettings network to South Essex and the London Boroughs of Havering and Barking & Dagenham, and extend the company's market leading property services to even more customers, tenants and landlords.
Established in 1995, Porter Glenny is a leading independent estate agent with four branches – Gidea Park, Barking, Rainham and Grays. Porter Glenny offers a comprehensive range of services including residential sales, lettings and property management, land and new homes and has grown into one of the most successful agencies in its local area. On acquisition, branches will trade under “William H Brown incorporating Porter Glenny” and all staff will be retained providing consistency to customers and clients. Directors Ian Stevenson and Trevor Foster will stay on in a consultancy basis for William H Brown.
“We are delighted to acquire Porter Glenny – a hugely successful business which allows us to strengthen our position in the Essex region and signals our confidence in this active market place,” says Ian Fry, Regional Managing Director at William H Brown. “Essex, with its good commuter links, continues to thrive and this purchase allows us to provide an exceptional service for both customers moving up and down the A12 corridor, and for our new homes developer partners by increasing the number of buyers in the lower part of Essex.”
“The addition of the four Porter Glenny branches into our network complements our recently opened Maldon and Brentwood offices, plus our new Harlow office coming soon,” continues Ian. “We welcome the Porter Glenny team to William H Brown and are thrilled that Ian and Trevor will continue to be part of our future plans, bringing with them their wealth of knowledge.”
“Porter Glenny’s reputation in metropolitan Essex and East London has, over the past 21 years, been built on the principle of providing the highest professional service and we have been successful in achieving many customer service awards over the years,” says Porter Glenny Director Ian Stevenson. “When the opportunity came to join William H. Brown, in order to offer a much expanded and multi-disciplined range of services to our clients, it became apparent to my co-Director Trevor Foster and I that the same culture of professional service is part of the DNA of William H. Brown.
“We are excited to join with William H. Brown and look forward to working with our new colleagues in expanding the choice and opportunity we can offer to both our clients and staff," concludes Ian.
The purchase forms part of a wider initiative by William H Brown's parent company Sequence UK Ltd to expand and invest where the right opportunities exist. In light of the expansion plans, William H Brown is urging local estate agency business to get in touch and discuss possibilities for acquisition.