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David Plumtree announces plans to step down after 35 years with Connells Group

After over 35 years of service, David Plumtree has decided to step down from his role of Connells Group Chief Executive (Estate Agency) and will leave the business at the end of June. 

A highly respected figure within the industry, David started his career with the Group in 1988 as a negotiator in William H Brown’s Fakenham branch. As his career progressed David achieved success in a number of senior roles and has led the Group’s Estate Agency business since 2005.

“After celebrating 35 years it feels like the right time for me to step back.” says David, “I have been fortunate to have worked with some amazing people in Connells, and I leave the business knowing that the appetite to continue to drive the business forward is as strong as it has ever been, and I am excited to see how the Group continues to evolve.”

Richard Twigg, Connells Group Interim CEO, says, “On behalf of the Connells Group Board, I would like to thank David for his immense contribution to the Group. David has been instrumental in growing the business to become the UK’s leading Estate Agency, and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Richard adds, “I am pleased to announce that Ian Fry has been appointed as Group Chief Executive (Estate Agency), with immediate effect.

Ian, who has been with the business for 28 years, also started his career as a branch negotiator. Ian has already played a significant part in our success story, undertaking many roles and achieving great success at every level within the business. I am looking forward to working directly with Ian as we continue to develop the business and remain the dominant force in UK Estate Agency.”

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