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Iain Berry hits his quarter century at Connells

17 November 2010

Regional land and new homes director Iain Berry celebrates 25 years at estate agency Connells.

“I still thoroughly enjoy my job and have as much passion today as I did when I first joined the company 25 years ago. Although the company has grown significantly in that time and now has a network of over 150 offices, it has retained its ethos of caring for its employees and customers,” says Iain Berry.

Iain joined Connells in November 1985 and worked his way up the career ladder to area director on the residential sales side of the business. He took over responsibility for the company’s land and new homes operation in the South East in 2002 and was promoted to regional land and new homes director in 2007, which reflected his expanded role as a result of the significant growth in this area of Connells business.

“For four of the past five years Connells has won the Best New Homes category at the Estate Agency of the Year awards and in the current housing market, it’s this sort of experience and expertise that sets the company apart and gets results,” says Iain Berry.

“In my land and new homes role I have built up excellent relationships with developers and made many friends within the industry who I have enjoyed working with. I look forward to building on our success over the coming years and ensuring that we meet, and wherever possible exceed, land-owners, developers and customers expectations.”


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About the Connells Group:

Founded in 1936 and comprising of 464 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the second largest and most profitable UK estate agency network. Last year, the Group generated £54.2 million in pre-tax profits making it the most successful estate agency group in the UK.

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 and Pattison Lane.

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 four of the past six years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold four times in the last five years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit

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