Connells Lettings plans major expansion in 2012
10 February 2012
Connells estate agents is delighted to announce it will continue to make significant investment into its lettings business this year.
Following the expansion of Connells Lettings in 2011, which saw its network grow by over 100 per cent, it plans to open an additional 44 lettings operations in 2012 in various locations across the UK.
“The expansion of our lettings network was a major growth area for Connells in 2011 and this it set to continue,” says Stuart Flavell, Chief Executive for Connells. “Our planned openings in 2012 will almost triple the number of lettings divisions which Connells currently has and open up our expertise to a greater number of local landlords and tenants.”
The locations for the new offices include key openings in Birmingham and Bristol. The new Connells lettings operations will complement Connells existing sales operations in their new locations which will also include Southampton, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Redhill, Crawley, Worcester, Exeter, Rugby and Coventry, to name a few.
“The fact that we are expanding Connells Lettings so extensively this year is testimony to last year’s success,” Stuart continues. “With the support of our sales colleagues, we intend to grow this area of the business even more in 2012 and help local landlords and investors by adding to the portfolio of property services we can offer them.
To support its lettings expansion in 2012 Connells is currently looking to recruit experienced lettings professionals including area managers and branch staff.
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About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising 481 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the most profitable UK estate agency network. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney, Pattison Lane, Burchell Edwards and Ashley Adams. As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations. The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for five of the past seven years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last seven years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize for the second consecutive year. For more information, please visit www.connells.co.uk