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Connells Group announces senior appointments
New roles to strengthen estate agency business
Connells Group, one of the UK's largest and most successful estate agency and property services providers, is pleased to announce three significant promotions to strengthen its estate agency senior management team.
Ian Fry and Giles Hart have been promoted to the newly created roles of Connells Group National Operations Directors and Simon Arnes appointed to Connells Group Estate Agency Operations Director.
In their new roles, Giles and Ian will have responsibility for Connells Group’s largest estate agency businesses - Connells Residential and Sequence –– covering the North and South respectively and providing a collaborative approach to sharing best practice and enabling further growth in market share. Simon will assist with driving and developing Connells Group’s entire estate agency network and with maintaining its market leading position.
The appointments bring with them a wealth of frontline estate agency experience. Simon, Giles and Ian have over 75 years’ combined experience, starting their careers as negotiators and undertaking roles at every level within the business. Between them they have developed Sequence’s East & Central division into the most successful within the Connells Group. Their appointments allow for this success to be replicated across the whole company and for an integrated, forward thinking approach to growing both the Group’s branch network and market share.
Commenting on the new appointments, David Plumtree, Connells Group Estate Agency Chief Executive, said: “As well as recognising the talent within our company, these well-deserved promotions signal our commitment to strengthening the business and driving forward with further expansion. These key appointments will develop the collaborative approach to sharing knowledge, expertise and best practice across our network, ultimately providing the best service for our customers.”
Connells Group has significantly strengthened throughout 2016 completing 15 acquisitions since the start of the year and adding a further 57 branches into its network via new openings and acquisitions, plus 28 new lettings offices. The new appointments support the Group’s long term strategy to expand its high street presence and ensure its position as market leader.